Building Parent Partnerships
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Parents are a child's first and most important teachers, and they are
valuable partners in their child's education. Research suggests that the
more involved families are, the greater the child's academic success in
school will be. This month you'll find activities that will help parents
know how much you care about their child. You'll also find strategies to
help parents feel needed, appreciated, and a part of the home/school partnership.
Sandy Did a Great Job Today!
Week of ______________
skills you are focusing on
math, reading themes,
units of study
special art projects, cooking activities, games,
meetings and school events
reminders about fund raisers, vacation
"thank you" to parents who
Newsletters - Keep them informed! "Advertise" all
the great things the children are doing and learning. Include words to
the children's favorite
songs, finger plays, recipes, websites for children, local events, etc.
A format similar to the one above is an easy way to communicate weekly
Hint! Choose a different child each week to be the "illustrator" and
decorate the newsletter with simple drawings.
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