Parent Involvement of Fourth Graders
We encourage all parents to be actively involved in their student’s academic pursuits. Attending events at school is always a great way to know what is going on in their student’s school life.
Northside holds an Open House at the beginning of the school year where parents have the opportunity to tour our school, meet their student’s teacher(s), and become knowledgeable about the status of Northside based on test scores, academic successes, and various programs.
In 4th grade, each student takes home a folder weekly to be signed by parents. This folder serves as a communication system to allow parents and teachers to share insight and knowledge about each student. In the weekly folder, parents will find a student discipline report, student work, and notes/information about upcoming events.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice per year and this is the perfect time to check on academic progress. Of course, parents may send a note requesting a conference at any time during the school year.
On a daily basis, we ask parents to review work that has been completed in the classroom to make sure the students are confident and secure in their learning. Students should be reading, both assigned academic selections and just for fun, on a daily basis. We strongly believe that reading is the key to success and we strive daily to instill the love of reading in our students. Therefore, we ask parents to share with their student(s) their enjoyment of reading and spend time reading together.
Parents have opportunities to accompany students on field trips and participate in classroom activities. We always appreciate a helping hand with Science inquiry activities or class projects in all subjects. Even if a parent cannot physically come to school and help, we are always appreciative of donations or helping at home to prepare for classroom activities.