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 communicate with teachers and administrators, etc.
— Be open to criticism. Learn from the coaching and suggestions your child’s teachers have about how they learn!
— Volunteer and be present – Many schools have the option to be volunteer in class and/or at events or be a room parent who aids the teacher in various ways. Your children will LOVE seeing you there and the school will greatly appreciate your involvement.
— Join the PTA/PTO – Local parent teacher association or organizations give you the chance to meet other parents, understand any important issues and get involved in events. Learn more about joining a PTA or PTO here.
— Create a homework calendar and give your children stickers they can use when they complete their assignments on-time, perhaps to earn a fun end-of-month ice cream treat!