Parents play a crucial role in a child’s education. While teachers are there to help students learn and succeed, parents set the groundwork for their student’s academic success. Creating an environment that exhibits encouragement for your child can make all the difference for their growth and future. Whether you are simply encouraging a child at home by helping with homework and school projects or involved in organizations such as PTO, you have the power to make a difference in your child’s success.
Participating in your student’s school life can help them become more motivated and have better self-esteem, making it less likely for them to fall behind. Getting involved is also a great way to make sure your child is hitting crucial milestones academically and socially. It’s important to remember that parent involvement isn’t just important for young learners, studies show that students whose parents are more involved in their lives are less likely to use drugs/alcohol and have higher graduation rates.
Many schools and PTO programs offer family activities such as game night, festivals, and holiday events. Contact your school to find out how you can get involved to ensure your child can get the most out of his or her academic career. Here are a few photos from Jefferson Elementary’s PTO Game Night.