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Teacher, Can We Talk? – 3 Essential Questions for a Midyear Check-in

Teacher, Can We Talk? – 3 Essential Questions for a Midyear Check-in

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A mid-year check-in can be a scheduled meeting with your child’s teacher, a phone call, or even an email. To start the conversation, here are three simple yet essential questions to ask the teacher:
Is your child’s reading on grade level at this point in the school year?
Are his math skills where they should be now?
Is his social and emotional development on par with other students in the class?

How to Get Parents More Engaged

How to Get Parents More Engaged

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Acknowledging what might be preventing students’ parents from engaging — and taking steps to reach out — is the way toward a more cohesive and involved group of families.

Back to School and… Back to Sleep?

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Fact: Two out of three high school students sleep less than eight hours each night, even though they need between 8.5 and 9.5 hours, says Dr. Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

For Whom the (School) Bell Tolls?

For Whom the (School) Bell Tolls?

Event Date: Aug 6, 2015   |   Read more

After sixteen plus years of fatherhood I have learned one unforgettable lesson that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow summed up well when he wrote, “A single conversation with a wise man (or woman) is better than ten years mere study of books.”

10 Ways to Be Your Child’s Hero – AllProDad.com

10 Ways to Be Your Child’s Hero – AllProDad.com

Event Date: Aug 5, 2015   |   Read more

“When I was young, I had a lot of role models in sports… While I tried to emulate each of these people and several others in one or two traits, I wouldn’t call them my heroes. I had only two heroes when I was growing up, my mom and my dad…”

Parents: What is Your School’s Brand?

Parents: What is Your School’s Brand?

Event Date: July 31, 2015   |   Read more

Parents: What is Your School’s Brand? Brands are about familiarity. They can own a place in our hearts and our minds. They can even instill pride. Schools must, as well. And so school leaders, you must ask: What is your school’s mission?… What differentiates you, as a leader, from others? What promise do you make to your parents and your students? #IAmThatParent http://georgiapto.org/?p=340

Go Shopping This Weekend and SAVE!!!

Go Shopping This Weekend and SAVE!!!

Event Date: July 31 - August 1, 2015   |   Read more

It’s back-to-school time! That means Georgia’s sales tax holiday is almost here. This Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, Georgia residents can take advantage of tax-free items during their school shopping.

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