We know that many children are being raised by grandparents or guardians. For the sake of simplicity, the term “parent” refers to any primary caregiver. Dear Parent, The upper elementary grades are an exciting and inter- esting time for both parents and students. During these years, there are many things you can do to help your child not only succeed academically, but to also thrive and grow. This booklet will give you the information you need to guide and advise your child. It will also show you how you can help your child have a great school year!