Happy Fall Panda Families,
We had a great first trimester here at Villalovoz School. Now, here we are in November with Thanksgiving around the corner. I want to thank you for taking the time to attend our Parent/Teacher Conferences. My hope is that you found the conference to be informative and an opportunity to build a relationship with your child’s teacher. If you missed your child’s conference, please contact the teacher directly so they can arrange a time to call or meet after the school day.
Schools everywhere recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child’s success in school. There is no question about it - success at school begins at home. Parents are the single most important variable in a child’s schooling. Parents model both a silent and spoken language in front of their children daily.
At home, it is also important to provide routines. Many families build a daily “quiet time” when the television is turned off. This quiet time provides students the opportunity for completing schoolwork or for recreational reading if there is no homework. During this quiet time a suitable place, somewhat free of other distractions, should be available. The routine of a daily quiet time provides an opportunity to develop self-discipline, stimulate imagination, and enhance reading skills. Routines can also make completing chores easier for both children and parents. If children are consistently expected to complete routine household duties at the same time on the same day in the same place, they soon begin to develop a responsibility for their commitment and contribution to the family.
This Thanksgiving is a good time for all of us to reflect on our many blessings. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of our Villalovoz Panda family for your continued love and support this year. I am truly blessed to be part of such a caring Panda community.
May your time with your family and friends be joyful and blessed. Happy Thanksgiving!