I am thrilled to be the new Assistant Principal at Runyan Elementary! Working at Runyan will allow me to continue my passion for helping children grow into successful, confident, life-long learners. However, I need your help. For your child to achieve success in school, you need to have high expectations and foster their love of learning. Some ways you can help are:
1. Read to your child every day. Chose different types of literature. Talk to your child about what you read. Ask questions. Have your child make predictions about what they think will happen next. Children need to hear fluent readers read and model comprehension strategies.
2. Keep a journal with your child and write to them on a frequent basis. Encourage your child to respond. Writing is an essential task. The more a child practices this skill, the easier it becomes.
3. Discuss your child’s progress in school on a regular basis. Look at the graded papers that come home. Go over and correct anything that was missed. Ask questions about what is going on in class. Have your child explain a concept he/she is working on in class. Encourage the use of academic vocabulary. People remember 90% of what they teach. Let your child teach you something new.
4. Remember, you are a key component in your child’s education!
I am looking forward to getting to know each of you, your children, and serving the Runyan community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime.