skip to main contentskip to navigation



Be generous with praise

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage "personal best"

Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make learning a priority

Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

Show interest in school work

  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

Offer suggestions for success

Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.

Schedule study time

Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.


Ser generoso con la alabanza

Observe a su hijo(a) cuidadosamente y comente en las cosas que hacen bien. Cuando vea un área que necesita mejoramiento, encuentre una manera positiva de hablar con su hijo(a).

Anímelo(a) a que sea “la mejor persona que puede”

Ayude a su hijo(a) con animarlo(a) a hacer lo mejor que puede en la escuela y en el hogar. Recuerde, “la mejor persona que puede ser” no significa “perfecto”, y aprender no es lo mismo que tener calificaciones altas. Los niños, como los adultos, necesitan la libertad de cometer errores y aprender de ellos.

Has el aprendizaje una prioridad

Su actitud hacia la asistencia en la escuela, la educación y la participación en la escuela hace una impresión profunda en su hijo(a). Por ejemplo, muéstrele a su niño(a) que el aprendizaje es una prioridad.

Muestre interés en el trabajo escolar:

  • Hablen de la escuela cada día
  • Pregúntenle sobre el trabajo de la clase
  • Que su niño(a) le lea en voz alta
  • Léale a su hijo(a) y lea con ellos de una variedad de materiales en su primer idioma
  • Anime a su hijo(a) que tenga una discusión con usted sobre nuevas ideas y opiniones
  • Muestre aprecio por el esfuerzo
  • Ofrezca sugerencias para el éxito

Ayúdele a su hijo(a) usar las siguientes estrategias para mejorar en la escuela:

  • Leer el trabajo cuando se da
  • Mantener una lista de vocabulario nuevo
  • Revisar el trabajo para arreglar los errores antes de escribir el trabajo final
  • Revisar las notas antes de un examen

Programar tiempo para estudiar

Establece un área sin ruido y distracciones para la tarea. Imprime un calendario familiar donde pueden escribir las fechas para los proyectos escolares, las actividades de después de la escuela, las fechas de las pruebas, y las fechas de las calificaciones.


Fun activities for you and your elementary school child:

1. Today is National Kids Day. Help your child plan an activity to celebrate it with the entire family.

2. Make tonight a 'No TV' night with your family. Ask your child to help select games or stories, and spend some quality time with him.

3. Help boost your child's self-esteem. Take pride in her achievements and accomplishments today and every day.

4. Put on a history play with your child today. Help him learn about important events in world history or even your own family history.

5. Make learning to write letters and numbers fun for your child. Roll playdough or clay into long thin worms and ask her to create letters and numbers.

6. Ask your child to help make lunch today. He can pick a spot in the park so that you can share lunch together.

7. Take the family out to a water park today. Help your child put on sunscreen and explain the importance of protecting her skin.

8. Go to the park and take a nature hike with your child today. Ask him to point out different animals and what they need to survive (i.e. food, shelter etc.).

9. School is on the way! Help your child make a 'countdown to school' calendar. Ask her to cross off each day at bedtime.

10. Encourage your child to make a 'to do' list today. Help him make a list of things that he would like to accomplish tomorrow, then check the items once completed.

11. Visit a community pool with your child today. Go for a dip to cool off on a hot day.

12. Take your child shopping for school supplies. Ask her to brainstorm a list of things that she will need for school.

13. Help your child make a kite today. He can decorate it and fly it at the park.

14. Teach your child about recycling. Show her how to recycle items such as paper, glass, and aluminum.

15. Take your child to a petting zoo today. Ask him to draw pictures of the animals that he saw today.

16. Visit the library with your child today. Encourage her to borrow books about a different country, and learn about the people, cultures, and customs of that country.

17. On a rainy day, set up a tent with your child in the living room. He can pretend to be a forest ranger.

18. Help your child practice her math skills. Ask her to add up all the change in your pocket or purse today.

19. Teach your child about the importance of preserving nature. Help him plant a tree in the yard and explain how littering harms the environment.

20. On a large piece of construction paper, help your child write her name vertically. Using each letter, help her write words that describe her personality.

21. Make car trips fun for your child. Play a game and ask him to point out license plates, billboards, and interesting road signs.

22. Tell your child that you love her today and every day.

23. Help your child create and design his own phone book. Make a list of his friends' names and phone numbers.

24. How much does your child know about her family history? On a map, trace where your family is from and help her create a family tree.

25. Help your child write a letter to a grandparent or friend today. Explain the importance of keeping in touch with loved ones.

26. Get your child back in 'school mode'. Ask him to research a famous painter on the Internet. Get out the paint and let him express himself through art.

27. Teach your child about textures today. Ask her to find objects outdoors that are smooth, shiny, slimy, or round.

28. Suggest that your child write a poem for a friend today. He can mail it to them for a back to school present.

29. Encourage your child to make journal entries and keep track of her experiences in a new grade this coming school season.

30. Have a back to school party for some of your child's friends.

31. Help your child prepare for school. Talk to him about setting personal goals this year.

ADA Compliance Errors0

Val Verde Elementary


PERRIS, CA 92571

(951) 940-8555
The Val Verde Unified School District desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access to and opportunities in the district's academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, may result from physical, verbal, nonverbal, or written conduct based on any of the categories listed above. Unlawful discrimination also occurs when prohibited conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student's ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity; creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile, or offensive educational environment; has the effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student's academic performance; or otherwise adversely affects students educational. Unlawful discrimination also includes disparate treatment of students based on one of the categories above with respect to the provision of opportunities to participate in school programs or activities or the provision or receipt of educational benefits or services. The Board also prohibits any form of retaliation against any individual who reports or participates in the reporting of unlawful discrimination, files or participates in the filing of a complaint, or investigates or participates in the investigation of a complaint or report alleging unlawful discrimination. Retaliation complaints shall be investigated and resolved in the same manner as a discrimination complaint. Students who engage in unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, in violation of law, Board policy, or administrative regulation shall be subject to appropriate consequence or discipline, which may include suspension or expulsion when the behavior is severe or pervasive as defined in Education Code 48900.4. Any employee who permits or engages in prohibited discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. For inquiries or complaints related to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, contact your school administrator, or: Diana M. Hernandez, Title IX Compliance and Resolution Officer, (951) 940-6100, extension 10225 For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment-related discrimination, harassment, abusive conduct or intimidation, contact your school administrator or: Daniel Whitfield, Director of Risk Management, (951) 940-6100, extension 10672
This website is powered by SchoolBlocks