Grigsby School Principal
Donald W. Stratton
The ABCs of Success at School
School success begins at home! I'll bet you weren't expecting that! While your child is learning their ABCs, 123s, and much, much more, they can get the year off to a great start with these other ABCs.
Attend School Every day
More time in class=more learning. Help your student attend school regularly by scheduling doctor appointments and family vacations outside of school hours. Also, they can cut down on sick days by eating their fruits and vegetables, washing their hands often, and getting plenty of physical activity.
Forgotten homework? A backpack that doubles as a black hole? Good organizational skills prevent those problems. Together, brainstorm ways for your child to get--and stay--organized. For instance, she could choose a special folder for bringing home and returning homework and use a zipper bag to store pencils and other supplies.
Check in Daily
Designate a time each day to sit down with your student, talk about what they did in school, and review papers they brought home. You might read a story they wrote or look over their math test, for example. This simple routine shows them that you care about what they are learning. Plus, you'll notice where they are doing well or if they are struggling with anything so you can follow up with their teacher.
Back to School.....for Parents
School rules keep students safe and let teachers do their job. Show your student that parents can help by following rules--just like their student does. Here are a few examples:
- Check in at the office as soon as you enter the school building, and be prepared to show identification
- If you drive your child to school, be familiar with drop-off and pick-up procedures. For instance, stay in your car, obey staff and patrol officers, and help your student exit the car quickly and safely
- Follow rules for sending food to school
- Contact the teacher to arrange visits ahead of time rather than just dropping in.
Oct. 8 Literacy Night (the Cat in the Hat will be here) October 8, 6:00-8:00 pm
Oct. 24 Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct. 25 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Follow the Gator Way