Involved Parents

School Choice: Finding a Love for Learning

I was a slow reader. And at the end of 1st grade, despite the best efforts of teachers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School #232 (and a lot of help from my teacher mom), I could not “crack the reading code.” After much consideration and outreach to our family for some financial help, my parents decided to send me to private school. They understood that if I did not become proficient in reading, I would begin to fall behind. So that fall, I started school at Samuel Ready School for Girls. It was there, under the tutelage of Mrs. Charlotte Beam, […]

Getting the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

While, for many parents, it isn’t always the most anticipated time of the school year, parent-teacher conferences can be useful for everyone involved, including children. Whether they are struggling, right on track or regularly go above and beyond expectations, your child can truly benefit from this checkpoint. Here are some tips for getting the most out of parent teacher conferences. Stay in the loop. Don’t wait until parent-teacher conference time to learn what your child is or is not doing. Stay in the loop about your child’s progress regularly. Ask your teacher to send you a weekly or bi-weekly email summary about their progress, […]

5 Ways to Instill a Lifelong Love of Learning

For all parents, motivating their children to acquire a love of learning should be a high priority. By instilling a lifelong love of learning, students will be more likely to invest their time and energy into learning and to set goals for themselves. Because all children start out with an instinct to explore and discover, the key to encouraging a love of learning is all about beginning at an early age. Here are a 5 ways to instill a lifelong love of learning. Create A Learning Environment By creating an environment that encourages a love of learning, your child will be motivated to engage in learning […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills

Why Focus on Reading Skills? Developing superb reading skills is a foundation that will support your child throughout his or her academic career. Children who lack great reading skills are negatively affected and often struggle with other subjects. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, “Reading is the single most important skill necessary for a happy, productive and successful life.” Some Unsettling Statistics Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are three to four times more likely to drop out in later years (National Adult Literacy Survey). Fifty […]

Ways to Get More Involved in Your Child’s Education

According to a report from the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education (NCPIE), children whose parents participate in their school have higher grades and test scores and better attendance, and are more likely to be well adjusted and enjoy school. CSFB requires students to maintain at least a 90% attendance rate and to contribute at least $500 per year per child towards tuition.  This makes our parents inherently more involved and gives our scholars the best chance of succeeding. Ways that you can be involved that make a difference include: — Regularly […]