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THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE HOME AND AT SCHOOL. The Family School Partnerships. Children thrive when families and teachers are each doing their part AND working together to support children’s learning.
Children thrive when
families and teachers are
each doing their part
AND working together
to support children’s learning.
Families are encouraged to be involved in their children’s education. Mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunties and uncles, older brothers and sisters all play an important role in education.
Preparation for a child’s learning in
school begins in the home.
Following a routine before going to bed each night is important:
putting on sleep clothes;
adults reading or telling a story; and
going to sleep at the same time every night.
Children under age 5 need 10-12 hours of sleep each night.
School age children need 9-10 hours of sleep each night.
Teens need 8-9 hours of sleep each night.
Children who have regular chores, are taught right from wrong, have daily conversations within their family, and are shown good attention are happier and better able to learn.
Talk to your child's teacher about how your child is doing in school.
Remember, it’s okay to speak up for your child if he or she needs help.
If you need help communicating with your child’s teacher, you have the right to ask schools to provide an interpreter. If possible, do not use children as interpreters.
If your child is sick or cannot attend school for any reason, contact the school.
Simply choosing not to attend
school is considered being
truant and is illegal.
it’s important to be…
In many elementary schools there is an after school program
and/or free tutoring available that can help your children succeed in school. Activities such as
Campfire, Girl or Boy Scouts may also
Encourage your child to participate in after school programs.
1) Promote good study habits
Books can be checked out at school or borrowed
for free from the public library.
This can prevent children from getting into risky behaviors such as lying, stealing, joining a gang, using alcohol or drugs, etc.
When families are involved in learning, the research shows, "students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents' education level." (Antunez, 2000)
Resources:“Acculturation Handbook Voyaging Together to a New Life: A Handbook for Newcomers to Hawaii”, HPIRC Hawaii Parent Information Resource Center, 15 Sept. 2008 <http://www.hawaiipirc.org/handbook/index.html>
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Anchorage, Alaska 99501
JUNEAUAlaska Parent Information and Resource CenterJulie Staley, Project Director
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