Parents need to help their children develop healthy behaviors and come to school ready to learn.
- Make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast before school and that he brings or buys a snack and lunch every day. If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch, breakfast is also served at school for them.
- Put your child to bed at a consistent time on school nights. Children at this age need about 10 hours of sleep every night.
- Make sure your child brushes their teeth regularly and well, eats healthy "grow" foods, and sees a doctor for regular check ups. If your child is sick, please do not send her to school. If your family needs assistance with finding or paying for health care or food, please talk to me, or to our Family Resource Center.
- Ask your child about school. Show an interest in their friends and what they are learning. If they have concerns, talk to them about it and please contact me so that we can work together to improve the situation.
- If you are not sure if something your child is doing is "normal," please talk to me. I have seen lots of children and can help you know when everything is OK and when change might be in order.
- Be consistent in your expectations. You are the parent!