Tuesday, July 20, 2010

6 Key People to Meet At Your Child's School: Part II

Yesterday, we discussed 3 of the 6 people you should meet and introduce yourself to according to an article by Lisa Capretto. The 3 people were the principal, the school nurse, and the room parent. Today we will look at 3 more suggestions from Capretto.

1. PTA leaders: The PTA leaders are at the forefront of changing policies, improving schools, and taking action to give a voice to every child including your child. It is an important organization to become a member of. Getting to know the leaders will ensure that you know their annual objectives for the school and it is a way your voice can be heard. It is also a way to get involved and have volunteer opportunities at the school.

2. Guidance Counselor: The school counselor can help evaluate your child's academic and social development and can help your child in the time of trouble. The guidance counselor, in most cases, are involved in standardized testing and can identify any special needs issues. Another important reason to meet the counselor is she/he can help with any bullying situations that may arise.

3. School Bus Driver: If your child rides a bus to school it is important to introduce yourself to the driver. This is so the bus driver can make a connection between the both of you. Let the driver know you would like to be informed if there are any problems with your child.

The most important advice that I can give a parent is to become a positive partner in their child's education. Do not get involved with negative groups and don't participate in gossip. Make sure the principal, teachers, staff, and parents know you are there for support. It will make a difference in your child's education. To get more ideas on "How to Get the Best Education Possible" for your child, order my book, A Parent's Handbook: How to Get the Best Education Possible for Your Child K-6 Grades. You can order it at http://www.besteducationpossible.com/ .


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