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1 Unlocking Your Child’s Potential Southfield Public Schools Southfield, Michigan

2 Decades of Research Show When parents are involved, students have:  Higher grades, test scores & graduation rates  Better school attendance  Increased motivation, better self-esteem  Lower rates of suspension  Decreased use of drugs and alcohol  Fewer instances of violent behavior  Greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education - National PTA

3 Your children need your presence more than your presents. - Reverend Jesse Jackson

4 Ensuring Success  Have your child regularly attend school  Make sure your child arrives to school on time each day  Be sure your child gets 10-12 hours of sleep every night  Have your child eat a healthy breakfast each morning

5 Ensuring Success  Allow your child to stay in school the entire day (no routine early dismissals)  Read to your child and/or have your child read to you every day  Create a quiet study area at home where your child can study, read, and do homework

6 Ensuring Success  Help your child in his/her studies  See that your child completes and returns all homework on time  Make sure that your child brings a book bag to school each day  Check your child’s book bag daily for homework and announcements

7 Ensuring Success  Attend all Parent-Teacher Conferences  Regularly correspond to your child’s teacher in the Home-School Connection folder  Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns  Volunteer time in the classroom at least twice during the school year

8 Ensuring Success  Become an active member of the PTA  Routinely visit our website to check on the latest news and information Just go to:

9 Partners in Education When we, as parents and teachers, work together as advocates for our children, we ensure a positive and rich educational experience for them.

10 You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. - Lois McMaster Bujold

11 Make a Commitment Southfield Public Schools... You owe it to your children.

12 Presentation created by Colleen Lutes

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