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April 05
April 2018

With only three more months of school left, I wanted to take the time to thank parents for the time they have taken every night to ensure that students complete homework and home reading. They are important aspects of supporting student learning, especially in a program where instructional hours are split amongst two languages. Parental involvement in any way really makes a difference in a child’s learning and educational experience.

Here are a few tips on how to help your child with homework:

  • Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
  • Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
  • Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
  • Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a kid's job to do the learning.
  • Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.

As I visit classrooms, I want you to know that students have been doing and learning a lot of great things. Teachers have also been working hard to develop intentional and meaningful tasks to develop biliteracy as reflected in student writing. I have been extremely impressed by the amount of language growth that has taken place and am proud to be the principal of such an awesome school.

Sincerely,

Christine Cheung
Principal, Highwood School​

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