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Discipline Tips

Try these tips from local Behavioral Analyst, Jim Taylor

  • Look for behavior to praise
  • Never yell, exept to interrupt a potentially dangerous behavior
  • Never argue with your child
  • Give lots of hugs, smiles and pats on the back
  • Ignore "junk" behavior (annoying, but non-dangerous behavior)
  • Praise your child for not arguing
  • Set expectations for behavior
  • Review expectations when the child is happy and doing well
  • Role model appropriate behaviors at all times
  • Establish a daily routine and follow it
  • Focus on changing only 1 or 2 behaviors at a time
  • Catch kids doing good
  • Always follow through with promised reinforcement or "negative consequences"
  • Start the day off on a good note
  • Do not be afraid to apologize for mistakes that you make

Parent Involvment

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Why is Parent Involvement so Important?

The term parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning an other school activities, including and ensuring that:

  • Parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning.
  • Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school
  • parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, when appropriate, ion decision making as well as being a part of the advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.

Be A LCES STAR!

Join Us in Sharing The Academic Responsibility of your LCES!  We've included ideas, activities and helpful tips that you can use at home to help your child be a succesful student at LCES!

Join Us In Sharing The Academic Responsibility (STAR) For Your Student at LCES!

As you take part in our school's various parent involvement events, such as our "Lions Talk" or have lunch with your child; volunteer on campus or help out with PTO, make sure you pick up your "Sharing The Academic Responsibility" STAR located in the front office.  You will need to fill it out, return it to the office and we will give it to your student to place on our Activity Board along our main hallway.  At the end of the school year, all of our STARs will be placed together and we will pull names for prizes donated by local businesses to reward our involved parents.  Watch for information on "STAR" event opportunities at LCES and start collecting your STAR's soon!!

LCES/LCMS Parent Resource Center - Find games and activities to help improve your child's reading and math skills. Located in the Media Center

LCES/LCMS Parent Resource Center - Find games and activities to help improve 
your child's reading and math skills. Located in the Media Center

Parent's Guide to Understanding Title I

Daily Checklist For Parents:

  1. Check your child's planner
  2. Check your child's homework
  3. Ask your child about scheduled tests
  4. Read to your child (or have them read to you)
  5. Remind your child to review their math facts
  6. Ask your child to tell you something they learned in school today

Lakeidra J. Grant,MSW Parent Involvement Coordinator

Lakeidra J. Grant,MSW Parent Involvement Coordinator

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Ways To Help Your Child Behave In A Positive Way

Give Praise -

Praise builds self-esteem and encourages your child to try hard.  Keep your praises specific to the situation and tell them what it is that you are praising them for.  ie. Praise your child if you see them pick up something that someone dropped, or if they cleaned their room without asking. 

Set Expectations -

When setting expectations for your child, make sure they are clear and easy to understand.  Listen to their input when discussing the expectations you are setting.  Don't let them set their own boundaries, but be open to what they have to say and why.Make sure they know htat if they don't follow through on the expectations that ou both have discussed, there will be consequences.  It is important for your child to know that you will follow through.  If you have to discipline your child, remind them that they made the choice to misbehave, so they must accept the consequences.   

Resources To Help Your Child Learn At Home

You are your children's first and most important teacher!  Here are some resources to help you, help your child, at home!!

U.S. Department of Education: This site includes links to booklets for helping your child in science, math, reading and history. It also includes tips on how to help your child with homework. http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html

Communities in Schools of Georgia: Learn more about this dropout prevention organization and see if your community has a CIS program you can join. http://www.cisga.org

Math.com: This site includes specific and doable home activities that will help children learn and enjoy math. Games include Squash That Box and Money's Woth. http://www.math.com/parents/articles/mathhome.html

Scholastic.com: This site has worksheets, activities and, of course, book recomendations, all broken down by grade level. http://www.scholastic.com/parents

SchoolFamily.com: This site has links to dozens of articles and ideas on helping your child at home, as well as tips for solving every conceivable school problem and worksheets galore. Geared toward grades pre-K through 8, but includes some high school resources. http://www.schoolfamily.com

Exploratorium: This famous science museuw in San Francisco has fantastic make-and-do resources for parents. Make a sound sandwich or calculate your weight and age in other worlds. http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore

The Kahn Academy: The Kahn Academy site provides a free online collection of thousands of free video tutorials stored on YouTube. http://www.hanacademy.org