Welcome back to a new year of excitement, fun and learning. Here at Hampton Elementary we believe that everyone is a lifelong learner, and that understanding our students and your children is an ongoing and ever changing delight. As members of the same team we have come to learn that a child’s success can increase significantly when parents and teachers communicate and are involved as a team. Studies have shown that children whose parents are involved in education are more motivated in school. Motivated students are more likely to participate in class, more likely to complete homework and more likely to achieve academically. Motivated children are the “doers” of our future. They feel and experience success and are part of the larger picture due in part to the connections between home and school. We are fortunate to have a strong community of involved families and staff members.
The good news is that no matter how little time you have as a busy parent that often a small measure of involvement can go a long way. Displaying a piece your child’s work, asking questions with enthusiasms, or reminding them that mistakes are just another word for learning something you didn’t know are all small ways to show your involvement. Here is a website that has some more extensive ways to be involved. Modify and pick and choose ideas that work for you. The goal isn’t to overextend yourself. Many families are busy with lots of change and challenges coming and going. Remember that we are a team. We are here for your child and their success as a student with a bright future.
I am looking forward to the 2018 -2019 school year and being part of your children’s learning experience.
Sam Roberson, Principal