Be generous with praise
Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.
Encourage "personal best"
Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.
Make learning a priority
Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.
Show interest in school work
  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

Offer suggestions for success

Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.
Schedule study time
Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.

Why should my child eat breakfast at school?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day on a nutritional stance, there are many important academic, health and behavioral benefits associated with it. Studies have concluded that students who eat breakfast at school have increased academic scores, more energy, retain more of what they've learned, and perform better on standardized testing compared to students who do not eat breakfast. Other advantages of eating school breakfast includes more fruit and vegetable consumption, more milk intake, wider variety of food choices, and improved nutrition. Unfortunately, many children skip breakfast, which deprives them of the important benefits associated with the breakfast meal. Breakfast meals served at Aldine are all whole grain and protein rich and most importantly nutritious. Did you know breakfast at Aldine ISD is free to all students? At Aldine Child Nutrition Services, we are dedicated to preparing and serving high quality, nutritious meals to our students to help them live a healthier lifestyle. Encourage your child to have breakfast in school and help them improve their health.