Our Partners in Education
(Helpful tips for Bridging the Academic Achievement Gap)
Motto: “Teamwork Equals an Awesome Mindset.”
This is a handbook of tips that address ways parents can build a deeper relationship between school and home. Being involved means working with the school to ensure your child is receiving the best education possible. It is exciting to have you partner with us as we strive for continued academic success.
“It is not what you do for your children, but what
you have taught them to do for themselves that will make
them successful human beings.”
Road Map to Success
It is essential that you know my mission and vision as the ARI Reading Specialist of Wylam K-8. These two components are important because they tell you why I am here and how I plan to work collaboratively with you and the teachers to reach the goal of academic excellence.
To provide effective instructional
support that empowers students and
teachers to reach their full potential by
providing many opportunities to
learn and grow while gaining a quality education.
To foster a nurturing, safe learning
environment where all learners are
actively involved in promoting a
challenging curriculum for educational
Being Involved Means….
vGetting to know your child’s teacher
vGetting an understanding of school policies
vTaking an active part in school activities
vJoining the PTA
vShowing your child that you value education
vMonitoring social media interactions
vTaking advantage of after school opportunities
Academic Success: Putting All the Pieces Together
Educational success is a process that starts at home. While at home, consider the following tips to make your home a good place to learn and study. Home and school working on one accord helps to put all the pieces together.
1. Set aside a specific study time.
2. Establish a special study space.
3. Make study time fun.
4. Read and study together nightly.
5. Set attainable academic goals.
6. Check the agenda book and sign nightly.
7. Check the school’s website often for updated information.
8. Take advantage of teachable moments.
9. Encourage independent problem solving.
10. Promote daily attendance.
Technology and Education
Technology is vital when striving for academic excellence. Incorporate these resources into your child’s educational academic success plan.
*Please visit www.livebinder.com (search for: Helpful Literacy Resources for Parents) for additional references and resources.
Created by: Derya Twyman, ARI Reading Specialist