• Parent Resources

    Parents, without your active role in your student's academic career, the student loses so much.  Your role is more valuable than you know.  For both the student and the staff at Beulah Elementary School, we need your involvement in your student's life.  We know that you want your student to be successful and trying to figure out your role can be difficult.  These three simple tips below can help your student.

    • Help your child show up at school with a good attitude and ready to learn.
      -Keep tabs on school attendance.
      -Make sure your student gets plenty of rest each night.
      -Don't accept the "I'm never going to use this after school" excuse for not working hard in a class.
      -Speak positively of the benefits of an elementary school education.

    • Help them organize their time and materials.
      -Help your student keep an assignment calendar/agenda with dates for homework, tests, and projects.
      -Divide long-term assignments into smaller tasks and develop a timeline for what tasks should be done.
      -Make sure there is a quiet study area and a location for their school materials.

    • Take an interest.
      -Listen to your student talk about what is happening in class.
      -Encourage your student to become involved in a club or sport at school.
      -Show teachers that you are interested in your student's education.
      -Help your student understand how to take ownership of his academic career.

     

    Attendance

    The impact attendance has on students can be documented all the way back to elementary school:  Attendance in the Early Grades

    This is an excellent resource that show the VALUABLE role the parent has in school attendance:  Bringing Attendance Home

    Check out this short document for tips on how you can help in student attendance.  Parents Can Improve Student's Attendance

     

    Career Planning

    Use the following .pdf file to help better understand how you can help your student plan for his/her future:  Parent's Guide to Career Planning

     

    Personal/Social

    The Opelika-Auburn News had a great article regarding child/adolescent mental health.  Take a look for yourself:  Focus on Child/Adolescent Mental Health

    Academic success is vital for school, and helping our students understand how to be successful is key:  - "10 Skills Students Need to Thrive"by The Washington Post

    Bullying is an issue in schools across America:  Bullying  Bullying App  Bullying (Mayo Clinic)  Cyberbullying

    Death of a loved one/family member/friend can be trying for a student:  How to Help a Grieving Teen

    Depression is a serious concern for many parents:  Teen Depression  Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents

    Divorce can a very difficult time for students:  -  Helping Kids Cope with Separation and Divorce

    Drugs and other substance abuse can dramatically affect a student, as well we as his/her family:  Factors of Teen Drug Use  Teen Marijuana Usage

    Eating disorders are significant in today's teen due to so many external (and even internal) factors:  National Eating Disorders Association

    Health and well-being are significant in your teen's life.  Check out websites and resources that can help shed light on your ever-changing teenager:  Kids Health

    Internet usage and safety on the internet are topics that do not need to be taken lightly:  Safekids.com

    Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.  This website offers assistance on various topics when that health and well-being may be strained:  Mental Health Basics, Various Mental Health Areas with Supports, Mental Health Topics, & Overviews (Select "Read more")

    Motivation:  Famous Failures  Surround Yourself with Greatness

    Self-image is such a huge issue in today's teen society:  Healthy Body Image

    Suicide is a serious concern for anyone.  Take it as such:  Suicide  Suicide Signs, Facts, Factors, and Resources  Suicide Risk & Protective Factors

    Teen violence comes in different shapes and forms.  See the following links to better understand teen violence:  Stop Violence  Violence Prevention