Manners Can Be The Key to Success

As we raise kids in this digital age, it seems as though manners can fall by the wayside. Here is a helpful list that can help serve as a reminder of what manners might be most important as children grow up. 

Tips and Tricks to Help Your PreK-2 Students 

As your child’s first teacher, you play an important role in helping your child be prepared for PreK-2nd grade. Here are some practical tips you can use to incorporate literacy and math skills into your everyday routines.  Early Literacy Skills:  Math Skills 

Helpful Websites to help Prevent Summer Slide

Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to two months of reading performance. Those losses accumulate during the elementary school years so that by the time a child enters middle school he/she may be two and a half years behind! All children, whether from […]

Proper Sleep Can Increase Success in the Classroom

Getting enough sleep is important for children of all ages. Even as adults, sleep is a time when the body can recharge and repair. Repair takes place throughout the body, especially in the brain. Studies have shown that the brain of someone who is not getting regular sleep looks similar to that of a drug […]

Helping Kids Get More Exercise

In today’s world, kids have ample exposure to screens and spend a lot of time sitting. This is having an impact on kids’ health and happiness. Here are some tips to help them ditch the screens and move more. 

Attendance Matters

Attendance is one of the most important factors in determining a child’s success in school. Absences, especially at the elementary level, may seem like they are not a big deal, but as you can see by viewing the chart below, it all adds up. Please make sure to send your child to school everyday.  Missing… […]

Support Your Child’s Education from Home

Volunteering in the classroom is not always something parents can do. Luckily, it isn’t the only way to foster your child’s education. According to the National Education Association (NEA), here are four tips for what parents can do outside the classroom to help their child succeed. 

Help Your Child Have A Growth Mindset

Some children are born with an inner drive to keep trying over and over when they fail. Most children aren’t, though, and it is up to us to help them see that failing is actually the key to succeeding.  Teaching our children the word YET is key. They may come to you and say, “I […]

March is Reading Month

Reading is celebrated across the nation during the month of March. North Newton has many activities planned in our buildings, but you can also celebrate at home with your child. Here are some great ways to incorporate reading into the month of March and beyond. 1.      Go Book Shopping. This can be done […]

Help your Child be a Successful Student

Every parent wants to help their child do their best in school. Here are some tangible things that can be done at home to help foster success at school.