At The King’s Christian School, we believe that parents are integral to our students’ academic success, particularly in the early years. All parents are welcome to visit and use our Elementary and MS/HS libraries whenever school is in session. The MS/HS library is also opened before and after school for the use of our students, staff, and you, our parents.
You may check out as many books as you wish; see Mrs. Scaffidi in the MS/HS library to activate your library account and to become acquainted with our online library catalog. Please see the Using the Library page for additional information about using the library.
Volunteers are always welcome! Both Mrs. Richmond (our elementary librarian) and I are happy to have help in the library assisting with student classes, reviewing, processing and shelving books, and creating displays. If you love reading and would like to contribute to your child’s success at school, consider becoming a library volunteer! Call or email Mrs. Scaffidi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Richmond (email@example.com) for more information.
Online Resources for Parents
How To Raise A Kid Who Loves To Read (And Why It Matters) – “Any child can learn to love reading. Here’s what you can start doing today to raise an avid reader.”
“The horror stories are real. Don’t give your children a smartphone.” – A report by writer Jonathan Van Maren following the 2016 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit in Houston, Texas
Common Sense Media – Helps families make smart media choices with reviews of books, games, movies, & more
Common Sense Media: Internet Safety – Guidelines for talking with your kids about staying safe online
Discovery Education parent resources – Includes homework help tips, creative ideas on motivating your child, and set-by-step math guides
Distraction, Multitasking and Time Management – From Common Sense Media
Ed.gov for Parents – U.S. Dept. of Education website with resources on helping your child with reading, taking tests, and more.
Education.com – An information center for parents with articles on many topics related to education and your child.
Jim Trelease’s Read Aloud Handbook – Jim Trelease is a renowned expert on the importance of reading aloud to children of all ages. On his website, you can read excerpts from his book and many more articles about reading
OnGuard Online – The Federal Trade Commission’s Internet safety website
PBS Parents: Supporting Your Learner – Information about homework and helping your child succeed in school
NetSmart Workshop – Advice on parenting “wired” kids from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Reading Rockets – Information on literacy and reading, as well as helping struggling readers
Scholastic for Parents – Includes information about books and reading, grade-by-grade guides, homework help, and crafts and activities for families
Stop.Think.Connect – Cybersafety from the Department of Homeland Security
The Most Dangerous Apps for Kids
If you’re not up on the latest risky apps for kids, try one of these articles: