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Parental Involvement; Helping Your Child Succeed

Parental Involvement

Many parents often ask how they may best help their child be successful in school. Research has proven that the following five suggestions have the greatest influence upon a child being successful in not only school, but later in life too.

1) When schools are able to work with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life.

2) One of the most accurate predictors of student achievement in school is the extent to which a student's family is able to create a home environment that encourages learning and expresses high expectations for their child's achievement.

3) Students from homes with involved family members get higher grades, test scores, have better attendance, higher graduation rates and enrollment in college.

4) When there is strong parent involvement, schools and communities reap the benefit of increased instruction time, higher student achievement, and stronger collaborative relations on behalf of student learning in and out of school.

5) When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, their children do better in school. When parents are involved at school, their children go farther in school, and instructional quality in the school increases.

Therefore, the staff of Pleasant Hill Elementary is asking all families to do three things this year.

Each day take a few minutes to ask your child about their day at school.

The staff of Pleasant Hill Elementary are partners with you, working together to assist your child in being successful, therefore, don’t hesitate to talk with your child’s classroom teacher or the building principal.

Make reading 20 minutes nightly a priority within your family.