Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3414 Support and work with the principals, teachers, and counselors at your school. Like you, they want your child to enjoy school and be successful. Support the school and the teachers Children’s attitudes about education and school are, to a great ex- tent, determined by what their parents say and do. Your child needs to know that you support the teachers and the administrators at your school. Your child also needs to know that you consider education to be a top priority. You can best convey your interest in education and your support of your child’s school by doing the following:  Make sure that your child is in school every day, on time.  Expect your child to work up to his/her potential.  Show an interest in what your child is learning.  Talk about the importance of getting a good education.  Expect your child to follow the school rules.  Attend all parent programs and parent-teacher conferences.  Show consistent interest in your child’s academic progress. Communicate with your school It’s usually easy for parents to stay informed and to communicate with school personnel. Most schools have their own website, and parents can often communicate with teachers via e-mail. If there’s ever a situation (e.g., health problem, death in the family, divorce) that might affect your child’s attitude or performance, be sure to contact the school and explain the situation. Work with Your School