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Studies show what teachers already know, which is that the number one indicator of a child's academic success is not income or social status. In fact, how well a child does, or does not perform in school can be traced back to parental involvement.
Learning Never Stops: There are countless opportunities to encourage your child to learn
Did you know:Nearly 7.5 million U.S. students are chronically absent from school, missing at least 18 days per year.
As early as 6th grade, missing 18 or more days of school in a year predicts that a student will drop out of high school.
Every absence - in any grade, excused or not - can impact a child
How will you stop texting & driving?
Out of sight, out of mind.
When you're in the car, put your phone where you can't get it. A place where you won't even be tempted to look for it. No phone. No texting.
Silence is Golden.
Turn those not
Many insects and rodents are scurrying indoors to ride out the winter, seeking the warmth and steady supply of food in our homes. Aside from being unwanted houseguests, pests such as rodents, cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, ants, etc. can all significantly threaten human health by contaminating food, spreading bacterial and infectious diseases and triggering allergic asthma. These health risks are greater without proper education.