As long as my sons have been in day care, preschool and elementary, and coming next month—middle school!—my husband and I have been active in their school lives. That’s because we realize that, even though we both work full-time and have other activities to attend to, it’s important that we stay on top of things to make sure that both of them—and us—are scholastically on point.
I suppose that’s why many a weeknight, we’re attending PTA or school board meetings and many mornings, I’m dropping off flyers or other PTA-related paraphernalia.
It’s important—no matter what school district you’re in—to be an advocate for your child’s education. Imagine though, the difficulties you would face if you speak only Spanish and English is the dominant language in your child’s school. Thanks to a new book by Briarcliff Manor author Mariela Dabbah, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ayude a su Hijo a Tener Ãƒâ€°xito en la EscuelaÃ¢â‚¬? (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Help Your Child Be Successful in SchoolÃ¢â‚¬?), Spanish-speaking parents can make sure that they seeking out what’s best for their children, too.
In a story in Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Life & Style section, reporter Linda Lombroso will introduce readers to this book and to some of the many suggestions parents—both Spanish- and English-speaking—can put into direct practice to assure that their children receive the best schooling. Check out the story in The Journal News or on LoHud.com.
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