Parent Involvement

I believe that having parents involved in the classroom is extremely important for the children to have the best learning experience.  Research has shown that parent who are involved in their child's learning positively affects their child's achievement in schools.  Parents are encouraged to actively work with their child at home.  Active roles can include reading with your child, providing appropriate time and space to do school work, positively encouraging and supporting them with their homework, and modeling desired behaviors (such as leisure reading).

Parents who are actively involved outside of the home are not only greatly appreciated but contribute to a positive learning experience for their student as well.  Being actively involved may include volunteering in the classroom, attending parent-teacher conferences, or helping out for field trips; however, being an advocate for school is highly important.  If parents have a positive outlook on school, most likely, the students will too!

I look forward to meeting and working with each parent and child that comes to my classroom.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.  Also, let me know if you would like to be a part of our classroom this year.  Any amount of time, from a whole day to just an hour, is immensely appreciated by me and your students!  Parents, thank you in advance for all your participation, and again, I look forward to working with you to make the best of your child's education.



for parents:

Click for GREAT information!

Scholastic Magazine for Parents

U.S. Department of Education for Parents

Parents:  50 ways to get involved!

Parent Information Center

Great information on the PTA

A Parent Guide on South Dakota's Standards

What makes a great Parent?


Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers and teachers.
Richard Bach

You need not to be an education graduate to teach. Learning does not stop in the four corners of a classroom.  
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Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
Thomas Carlyle

You don't have to be the best, just do your best.
 Bob Gorski


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