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Sandburg Elementary School

2051 Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704

Sandburg Home/School Agreement: The Student's Role

April 17, 2012

As the weather warms up, it’s often tempting to put less emphasis on school. Although this is a natural temptation, it’s not in the best interest of our children. With six weeks of school left after spring break, it’s important for boys and girls to “give it all they’ve got.” Just as a coach wouldn’t allow a winning sports team to “coast” through the last quarter of the game, it’s important that as parents we don’t let our “winning students” coast through the last quarter of the school year.

In the last three issues of Sandburg Sayings, we revisited the principal’s, teacher’s, and parent’s roles as defined in our Home/School Agreement that each of us signed in the fall of this school year. The Home/School Agreement is a promise in good faith that outlines each of our roles in educating the children of Sandburg School. Below is the role of the parent. Please take some time to look at this information and review it with your child. It’s important to do these things in order for your child to get the best education possible.

As a parent of a Sandburg student, I will:

~ See that my child attends school daily and arrives on time.

~ Support the school in its effort to provide a safe and orderly learning environment.

~ Require my child to follow the expected school behaviors as outlined in my copy of The Student Success Guide.

~ See that my child has completed all homework assignments on a nightly basis.

~ Have my child read 15-20 minutes each evening.

~ Review the Wednesday folder and its contents with my child, sign it, and return it the following day.

~ Volunteer in my child’s school.

Thank you for taking your role in your child’s education so seriously. We appreciate everything you do to support the education of the children. Working together we can!