we@sel*January 2015

student support services

just a reminder of these sel tips and resources

Each month of the school year, parents will receive helpful tips, strategies, activities and resources to support children at home. Family and school can work together to improve children's social emotional learning skills. These skills lead to school and life success. The we@sel flyer is an easy read on smartphones and tablets. When parents are engaged and teachers supported, kids are better able to learn. All the very best to everyone in 2015.

New Year’s Resolution: Help Your Kids Do Well in School

It’s a new year according to the calendar, but in most schools, we’ve just reached the half-way point. Resolve to be involved in your children’s education in new ways this year. Studies show that kids whose parents are involved in their education have better grades, a better attitude toward school, and more appro- priate school behavior than those with less involved parents.

How do I get involved?

Getting involved in your child’s education can be as simple as talking with your child each day about school and homework. Your involvement could also include:

  • Visiting the classroom when you bring your child to school

  • Establishing a homework routine and providing your child with a good place to study — away

    from distractions like TV, video games, the phone, or loud music

  • Taking your child on trips, playing games together, and visiting the local library

  • Showing you value education by taking classes yourself or letting your child see you spending

    time reading

  • Volunteering at school to help in the classroom, library, office, or on field trips

  • Attending school board meetings and getting involved with a parent-teacher organization

  • Reading to your child or have him read to you every day

    What should I do if my child isn’t doing well in school?

    Parents and teachers working together create the best environment for learning. If you are concerned about your child’s progress:

  • Contact your child’s teacher; don’t wait for the school to contact you

  • Meet or communicate with your child’s teacher frequently until the problem is resolved.

  • Ask for specific activities you can do at home with your child

  • Find out what’s available to you at your school’s parent resource center

    What if my child doesn’t like school?

    Lots of kids find school to be fun, stimulating, and a time to be with friends. But others experience a great deal of stress associated with school. To find out why your child seems unhappy with school:

  • Talk with your child and listen carefully before you offer any solutions

  • Arrange for a conference with the teacher

  • Ask to observe your child in class

  • Talk with your school psychologist or school counselor about your child’s feelings about school

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If you are worried at all about your child's mental health, great resources below

Local Resources for Parents

Parents Support Society Prince George

http://www.parentsupportbc.ca/prince-george


Services for Children, Youth and Families in Northern B.C.

http://www.intersect.bc.ca/


Elizabeth Fry Society - assisting women, children and youth

http://pgefry.bc.ca/

tips for school success elementary

Thursday, Jan. 1st, 8:30am

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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