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Here are some ways you can help your child have a great year:

  • Celebrate

Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work and self. Tell family, friends, and neighbors about success.  Let your child know how proud you are of their accomplishments and why.  Show your child how much you care about their progress!


  • Look at your child’s papers

Check your child’s backpack EVERY evening.  As daunting as it may be, try to sort through the papers and read each one.  They often contain important information and reminders.    Your child should come to school the next day with a fairly empty backpack—just homework or notes to his or her teachers in his/her agenda book!  (Correct as many papers as you can & talk about them together.)


Students will not receive traditional letter grades for their work, but all work will be graded on a rubric with a rating scale indicating their progress and mastery of a specific skill. For example, 4 3 2 1.  Most work in kindergarten is completed with guided help.  This provides immediate feedback to support individualized learning. 


  • Read with your child

Read to and with your child every day, if possible.  The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom. 



When schools work together with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school,

but also throughout life.

Last Modified on July 25, 2023