· Be involved in your child’s education from preschool through high school.
· Let your child know that you expect him or her to do their best.
· Ask your child about his or her school day…every day.
· Become acquainted with your child’s teacher and communicate with him or her often through notes, e-mail, phone conversations, and parent/teacher conferences.
· Ask your child’s teacher what you can do at home to help your child do better in school.
· Attend school events such as parent/teacher conferences, open houses, student performances, and Fist Day events as often as you can.
· Attend conferences to learn how well the children at your school are doing and how the school plans to help children do better.
· Find out if your child’s school is a Title I school and ask what that means for you and your family.
· Learn about the No Child Left Behind Act and how it affects you, your child, and the school.
· Join a decision-making group at your child’s school such as the School Improvement Team (SIT), Parent Advisory Council, or Parent Association (or other parent group).
· Help your child sign up for a library card in his or her name.
· Ask your child’s teacher for a list of books that your child can read to you, or that you can read to your child.
· Ask your child every day if he/she has homework.
· Talk with your child on the porch, deck, on a walk, or in the car.