August 16, 2013

Welcome Back

We are excited to have your children back for the 2013-14 school year.  We want the Middle School experience to be a positive one.  Here are some basic pointers you can do at home to help ensure success this year.  Suggest that he/she try to follow this list, and you'll help him/her get off on the right foot:

  • I attend school every day unless I'm sick.
  • I get to school on time.
  • I get 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
  • I eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • I pay attention in class.
  • I write down assignments for each subject.
  • I start my projects when I get them.
  • I complete my homework on time.
  • I read for pleasure each day.

Do your best to stay involved. Your child may act like he/she wishes you would disappear sometimes. But when it comes to school success, middle graders still need their parents around.

When parents get involved in learning, student achievement soars.  Middle graders score higher on tests, turn in better projects, and participate more in class if they know their parents care.

You can be involved in your child's learning at any time of day. Talk about homework while you're making dinner. Watch a documentary together at night. Visit a museum on the weekend. You'll show your child that you think learning is important.

Teachers will welcome your commitment, whether you help in the classroom, volunteer at evening events, or simply support your own child at home. Call or email your middle grader's teachers to see what you can do-in or out of school-to help.

We are looking forward to having a great year.  Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks for sharing your children with us.

Educationally Yours,

Scott West, LMS Principal