Brosville Elementary faculty
and staff recognize the importance of involving parents and the community in the
education of our children. Research confirms that when parents are partners in
their children’s education, the results are improved student achievement, better
school attendance, reduced dropout rates, and decreased delinquency. We
encourage you, as parents, to slow down your lives, stress to your children the
life-long importance of a good education, and serve as role models for your
children. Through a joint effort of family, school, and community, we will
accomplish our goal of enabling all of our children to become successful,
As parents, you are your
child’s first teacher. Some actions that you can take to help your children
become more successful at school are:
The teachers have the responsibility of assigning meaningful work, while
students have the responsibility to complete it. We are asking that you
schedule a daily homework time. Provide a well-lighted space and quiet
atmosphere for your child by cutting off TVs and radios. Prohibit phone calls
during the scheduled work time. Encourage your child’s effort and be available
for questions. Spend time discussing what he or she has learned. Offer support
but demand that your child do the work independently.
Read together and with your child. Take your child to the library and get
him/her a library card. The greatest gift you can give your child is to serve
as an example of someone who loves to read.
Limit the amount of television viewed by establishing a schedule. Help
your child choose appropriate and educational programs. Watch television with
your child and discuss the information learned. Television can actually serve
as a valuable tool that sparks your child’s interest in learning.
Keep communication with the school open and frequent. Stay aware of what
is going on and how your child is doing. Call and schedule visits to the school
to talk with the teacher. Don’t wait until there is a problem – be proactive in
an attempt to keep problems at a minimum.
Offer much praise and encouragement. If a child believes he or she can,
then it will happen. Cultivate a warm and supporting home atmosphere that
supports the school’s efforts to teach your child. Parents are key players in
developing a child’s motivation and instilling confidence to become a successful
Talk to your child. Know your child’s friends and where he or she is at
all times. Children and parents can learn a lot about each other just by
Community and Parent
Brosville Elementary School
Volunteer Program is always in need of more participants. We encourage you to
contribute to the education of our next generation through volunteer time. We
need your assistance for special events or on a regular basis through tutoring
or mentoring. Contact Jennifer Wilson at 685-7787 for an application. Your help
is much needed and would be greatly appreciated.
The faculty and staff of
Brosville take pride in offering a caring and nurturing environment for our
children. The parents and community are caring and responsive to our need for
support. We encourage you to continue strengthening the home/school/community
connection and this school cannot help but to continue to produce wonderful
children who make all of us proud.