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PTA Tool Kit

PTA Tool Kit

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Show that you value your children's education by getting involved. Your interest is a key part of their school's success. And your participation in your kids' education will pay off in the future. Just by being interested and involved, you will instill a respect for learning and inspire your children and their teachers to excel. Hands-on parents simply make schools better. Spend time in your child's classroom. You will appreciate what their teachers do. And your children will see the partnership you have with their teachers and school. Check out our Tool Kit for lots of great ideas on how you can help.

Motivating Your Child

Your presence at your child's school as a volunteer will be a bigger motivating factor for your child than you might think. You may not realize it, but she, as well as the others in the classroom, keenly observes what you do.

It will make her feel good to see that you care enough about her to help out in her class or elsewhere at her school.

According to the National PTA, when you are involved, your child achieves greater success.Help your child succeed by instilling classroom values. Important steps to being a good student include listening and taking part in class discussions, asking questions, and handing his homework in on time.

Ways You Can Help

Make it easy to study. Create an area that works for your child. Do they work best at a desk in a quiet area of their room? Or is the dining room table a better place to work? Does music distract them, or help them focus? Help your child determine what works best for them.

Stress the importance of goal setting. A new school year is a perfect time to sit down with your kids and help them set goals. Have them write their goals down - or help them with that if they are too young. Try to let them come up with the ideas for their own goals as much as possible.

Help your kids manage their time. At the beginning of the school year, it's easy to sign up for too many activities, events and committees. You need to determine how many different things each child will participate in. When will you have dinner together as a family? When will homework be done? For what chores is each family member responsible, and when will they be done? Create a family calendar in a centralized location so everyone is aware of the day's activities.

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