Lowell School's families now have access to The Parent Institute's electronic Family Engagement Resource Center. This electronic resource center offers booklets, quick-tip brochures, cards, and videos on a range of topics from how to work with your child’s teacher and get involved to tools on motivating and teaching your child at home. Please feel free to take advantage of your full access to the entire electronic Family Engagement Resource Center. You may browse, view, read, download, and print on demand all year!
For the week of 12/11/23: Educators know that one of the best ways to give children the motivation to reach their dreams is by teaching them how to set achievable goals, reach them and then set even higher goals. The pamphlet “Teach Your Child How to Set Goals - And Reach Them!” provides a step-by-step approach you can use at home to teach your child how to reach his/her goals in doing chores, getting ready for school on time, doing homework, or achieving a better grade on a math test.
For the week of 11/27/23: Students learn facts and figures, dates and places, spelling, math, history and much more in school. But as important as it is to learn basic facts, experts say critical thinking skills are more important for success in school. The booklet, Critical Thinking, is filled with activities you can do together to build strong thinking skills.
For the week of 11/27/23: Motivation is important for your child. Kids who are motivated are excited to try new things. Not surprisingly, motivated kids do better in school. This week please focus your attention on the booklet, “25 Ways Parents Can Motivate Children”. No one has more influence over your child’s motivation than you. This booklet explores 25 ways parents can motivate their children.
For the week of 11/20/23: This week please focus your attention on the booklet, “What Parents Can Do at Home to Help With Math”. Whether you’re looking for extra math activities to enjoy with your child or advice on how to help a struggling student do better, the activities in this booklet can help.
For the week of 11/13/23: Since every child is likely to encounter some problems in life, it’s important for them to learn how to handle setbacks. You can teach your child that every problem is also an opportunity in disguise. The pamphlet, "Help Your Child Learn from Mistakes", gives some ideas you can use to help your child bounce back and keep going.
For the week of 11/6/23: Schools work hard to teach students self-discipline, but the most effective lessons a child will ever learn take place at home. The booklet, "Helping Children Learn Self-Discipline", is full of ideas you can use to teach your child the skills and attitudes needed to become a self-disciplined person ready to succeed!
For the week of 10/30/23: Organization is one of the most important skills successful students have. Effective organization helps them keep track of assignments, finish projects on time and study efficiently. The booklet, "Getting Organized for Schoolwork & Homework", is full of tips for organizing everything from notes to notebooks. Soon your child will become a more organized—and more successful—student!
For the week of 10/23/23: Many busy parents have figured out ways to find the time for the important job of helping their children learn. The pamphlet “Ways Busy Parents Can Help Children Succeed in Elementary School” provides some parent-proven tips on how you can, too.
For the week of 10/16/23: This week at Lowell School students will be engaged in activities that will help them refrain from bullying, learn to stand up for others, and respect the differences in others. At home, please focus your attention on the booklet, “Questions Parents Ask About Bullies”. It raises questions parents frequently ask about bullies and bullying, and provides answers that will help you help your child feel safe at school.
For the week of 10/9/23: Organization is one of the most important skills successful students have. Effective organization helps them keep track of assignments, finish projects on time and study efficiently. The booklet, "Getting Organized for Schoolwork & Homework", is full of tips for organizing everything from notes to notebooks. Soon your child will become a more organized—and more successful—student!
For the week of 10/2/23 (Week of Respect): Throughout life, a child will be expected to respect rules, authority, and other people. That’s why schools work so hard to teach discipline and respect and give opportunities for children to practice them. But schools alone cannot teach children all they need to know about respect, nor can they provide enough practice. The booklet, “Building Respect for Rules, Authority, & Other People” is packed with practical tips, ideas, and activities you can use every day to help build your child’s respect for rules, authority, and other people.
For the week of 9/25/23: Research consistently shows that when families are involved with their children’s education, their children show a significant improvement in academic achievement and cognitive development. The booklet “Working With Your School” answers questions families frequently ask about working with their children’s school. The answers will help you build the all-important family-school connection.
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