January Literacy and Learning News


Parent Partnerships can increase student learning

Volunteering in your child's school helps you keep tabs on your child and improves the learning experience for all students. Today's definition of parent volunteers is more than just time in the classroom. Often we consider volunteering as synonymous with working in the classroom. It is one helpful way to support your child at school. However, with a busy, working-parent schedule, coming to school is not always feasible. The concept of a parent partnership widens the range of activities that parents can be involved in to support their child's education. Some ways you can be involved both at home and at the school include:

Stay informed. Read what comes home in your child's backpack, or email so you know what's going on, from special events to attendance policies.

Be involved every day. The day-to-day engagement in your child's learning seems to have more impact on achievement than coming to school once in a while. So ask your child specific questions such as 'What did you learn in math or reading today?'

Set them up for success. Make sure your child has space to do homework and limit their screen time. When you set aside a time and place for homework, you are communicating that you want your child to do well.

More tips and ideas are available in this article.

Murray Park Parent Leadership Team

Meeting coming up on January 22nd at 4:45

Please come to a meeting of the Murray Park Parent Leadership Team. The team will be planning to help with the ideas and tasks to help support our school including the upcoming Book Fair (February 4 - 8th.). The meeting will be at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, January 22nd in the Murray Park Community Room - room number 332. We would love for you to come and join the conversation around our school. If you can't make the meeting but would still like to help out send an email and let us know! MPParentLeaders@ripon.k12.wi.us

Murry Park's Schoolwide Title 1 Plan (Installment 3)

As a Schoolwide Title 1 program, we have goals to help support all of our students, teachers, and families. The third objective of our plan is to provide extra help for students that need academic support. As a Title 1 Schoolwide Program, all of our teachers are considered Title 1 teachers. All teachers work to support students. Some of that support happens through additional instruction one-on-one or small groups within the classroom and some support may happen in small pull-out groups with another teacher or interventionist.

Jill Puhlmann-Becker, Reading Specialist RASD