Research shows that when parents are actively involved with theirchildren's education, students' grades are higher, their self-esteem isgreater, and they are more socially adjusted. In fact, the most accurateindicator of a student's academic success in school is not tied to familyincome or social status, but the extent to which a family:
•Creates a home environment that encourages learning.
•Sets high but realistic achievement and career expectations.
•Becomes involved in their child's education and in the community
In addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and otherspecial events, opportunities to get involved at your child’s school abound. Afew examples include:
· Classroom read alouds
· Classroom assistance
· Non-classroom assistance (field trips, media center, etc.)
· Organization involvement (PTA, foundation, School Site Council,etc.)
· Before-and after-school programs