Tips for Parents

 Helpful tips for Parents:

  • NETWORK! Meet other families in your school. Other parents and children are often happy to help explain homework and school information.
  • If you have any questions about the school, your child's class, homework or other activities, please ask a translator friend to contact the school for you.
  • For parent-teacher conferences or other school meetings that might include confidential information, please ask the school to provide an interpreter.
  • To improve your own English skills you might like to take adult ESL classes. Check with our district at 234-1340 and other organizations listed in the Community Resources section.
  • Offer to help in the classroom. This is the best way to keep up on what your child is learning. It's also a great way to meet other parents.
  • Ask your children to teach you what they are learning in school - in English. This is good practice for them as well as increasing family time.
  • Share your culture with your child's classroom. Your child and family are a link to the world. You have many valuable experiences that can enhance the students' understanding of other countries and customs.
  • Be a role model for your children. When they see you learning more English they will also want to improve their English and succeed in school.

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