Attendance Awareness Month

             

 

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit so students learn that going to school on time, every day is important.

 

DID YOU KNOW?  

  • On Thursday of this past week, we had 100% attendance!!!  To celebrate, each class was given 10 extra minutes of recess.  The next day we have 100% attendance, students will be able to chew gum at school.

  • We are going to have an attenDANCE at the end of September if we meet our school-wide attendance goal of 96%.  Students will be rewarded with a dance party at the end of lunch.

  • Our average so far for September is 97%.  Keep up the great work!  Here’s how you can help.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

      Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.

      Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

      Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.

      If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.

      Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

      Bring your child to school before or after medical appointments if possible so that he/she doesn’t miss a whole day of school.