Austin CEO Foundation:
HELPING PARENTS MAKE
Those seeking information about public
schools, private schools, charter schools or
home schooling resources find the Austin
CEO Foundation the go to nonprofit
organization. With a website with links that
are infinite and updated reflect the ever
changing education landscape. The purpose of
the Austin CEO Foundation is not to direct parents
to a particular school but to provide all options so that
the parent can make informed placement choices.
Familiarize yourself with your child’s
homework: Communicate with your child
and teacher regularly regarding homework,
make sure your child has a regular time and
an orderly location with needed supplies to
complete homework in a timely, neat manner.
Know what is expected: Be aware of what
your child should know by establishing a team by
working with your child’s teacher.
Children are not one-size fits all and the array of education
options available in Texas reflect the desire of parents to find a
school that best fits your child’s unique learning style. For
additional information, visit www.ceoaustin.org or call Connie
WHAT IS THE PARENT’S ROLE IN ENSURING A
SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR?
Listen to your child: Communicate with your child, board
games or card games help your child relax and feel open to
communication with you. Children develop the ability for self-evaluation; make sure they are using encouraging words about
themselves and others. Help them to talk positively and
discourage negative comments if they are counterproductive to
Stay attuned to social skills: It is important even at young
ages to have some measure of social development. Ask your
child’s teacher if your child is socially on age-level.
Understand test scores: Test scores are a vital indicator of
student achievement and school quality.
Know how well your child is reading: Read to your child
and be aware of his/her abilities. Let her see your reading
regularly. Turn off the TV and be creative, play board games,
write on the driveway with chalk: make reading fun! Encourage
her and do not condemn her attempts, ask your child’s teacher for
reading success tips.
Teacher feedback: Build a trusted relationship between you the
parent, the teacher and your child.
Know your child’s strengths and weaknesses: Use
progress reports, communication with teacher and your child’s
comments to identify overall progress.
Review progress regularly: Keep performance-related
information into a single folder at home.