Sept 2010 Parent Involvement Calendar - Simpson County Schools.doc by wangnuanzg


									                                                                Parent Involvement Calendar
                                                                                 September 2010
           “All parents can make a difference in the life of a child by being involved with their education.”
                                                                              Quoted from Harvard Family Research Project
         Sunday                          Monday                         Tuesday                     Wednesday                       Thursday                          Friday                       Saturday
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                                                                                                 Check with your child’s                                                                    There are many festivals
                                                                                               teacher to make sure your     Look at school calendars           Make plans to do              going on in Kentucky
                                                                                                    child is turning in      or newsletters to find out      something special with          throughout the month.
                                                                                               assignments on time. Ask      when your PTA or PTO           your child during the long               Go to
                                                                                               if there are areas where he       will be meeting.             Labor Day weekend.   for
                                                                                                     needs extra help.                                                                         more information.

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                                        Labor Day                 Check the KYPIRC’s              KY has some of the           Check with your local                                               Patriot Day
National Cheese Pizza            is a national recognition of   online training calendar to     highest rates of student       Family Resource or           Look in the newspaper for         is a day to remember
           Day                   the contributions workers      see what upcoming events       obesity. To get more info.    Youth Services Center          a local farmer’s market or         those who lost their
Order a pizza or make one        have made to the strength,      are being held near you.       about nutrition for you        to find out if they have     craft fair to visit with your      lives in the terrorist
at home with your child.         prosperity, and well-being              and your family, go to       any upcoming events or         child over the weekend.         attacks on our country.
                                        of our country.                                  .                 activities.

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  Grandparents Day                At supper, ask your child       Encourage your child to                                         Mayflower Day             When you watch a movie           Stop by an apple orchard
  If you aren’t able to visit     to describe the best part     write letters to friends or      Play a game of soccer,        The Mayflower set sail        or TV show with your           to pick apples for making
  with your or your child’s        of her day. Take turns        family members or write       basketball or kickball with    from Plymouth, England        child, ask him about the          cider, pie or turnovers.
grandparents, send a card or      with family members so           down daily events in a              your child.           on this date in 1620. Talk      characters and events.           Taste different kinds of
give them a call to let them     that everyone has a chance     diary or journal. This will                                     to you child about the      Ask if those events could       apples to find your child’s
 know they are important.             to tell their story.      increase his writing skills.                                        early settlers.            happen in real life.                   favorite.

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Encourage your child to get                                                                                                   First Day of Autumn              To celebrate Autumn,
 her backpack and materials      Keep a chart to see if your     Ask your child about his        Talk about all the ways      Talk a walk around your         gather friends and family      Visit a pumpkin patch.
  ready for the upcoming         child is eating 5 fruits and   friends. Talk about what        people use Math in their          neighborhood or           around a campfire to make       They usually have lots of
week. Put in a spot close to        vegetables each day.         makes a good friend and       daily lives. Ask your child     community with your          s’mores! (They can also be      activities for families and
the door so it will be easy to                                  ways to be a good friend.      Math problems when you        child and look for signs of     made in a microwave if a         you can buy items to
    find in the morning.                                                                          are riding in the car.              Autumn.                    fire isn’t possible.)        decorate your home.

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                                   Look for stories in the          National Good               Take a walk and pick up      There are many things you
  Instead of watching TV,        newspaper or on the news            Neighbor Day                leaves that have fallen.       can do with leaves: put
   pop some popcorn and            about people who are          Encourage your child to       You can check out a book       between waxed paper and
read a good book together.        helping others. Talk to       help you do a “good deed”       from the library to find     iron, sort by shape, size, &
                                 your child about what she            for a neighbor.          out what tree they came         color or put under paper
                                   can do to help others.                                      from if you don’t know.          and rub with a crayon.

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