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Bay View Schools - Positively

Providing positive information about the Bay View area schools.

Students do best when parents and teachers work together as partners

Talking with your child about school is a simple but key first step. Find out about his likes and dislikes at school, what comes easy and what doesn't, things that make him uncomfortable or stressed. The more specific your questions, the more likely you are to get a real answer.

Meeting and communicating with the teacher is important too. Students do best when parents and teachers work together as partners. Let the teacher know about anything that may affect your child's performance: strengths and weaknesses, learning style, study habits, special interests, family issues, personality traits, or behavior concerns. The teacher is  an expert when it comes to education, but no one knows more about your child than you.

Another simple thing you can do is to attend school events.  That encourages your child to see school as an integral part of your family life, and that is an important connection.

ABOUT NATIONAL PTA:

PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers. administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communitees, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education health, and welfare of children and youth.

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