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     Pojo
    First grade is a year of learning, exploring and discovering.  In first grade we will build on prior knowledge and skills to be more proficient in all content areas.  It is important for students to read, write and be read to every day in order to support their development of essential skills and processes, to be successful.  I cannot do it alone though.  Parent involvement is pertinent in a child's learning.  Together, we can help your child grow.  
     
    “When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” 
     

    The report, a synthesis of research on parent involvement over the past decade, also found that, regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to:

    • *Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
    *Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
     
    *Attend school regularly
     
    *Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
     
    *Graduate and go on to postsecondary education (see A New Wave of Evidence, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2002 - in references below).
     
    http://www.nea.org/tools/17360.htm