Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Earlier this year at our first family night we had some activities that you were able to do with your children to gain a better understanding of the first 3 Habits of Highly Effective People and Happy Children we are using in school each day. They are:
1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the End in Mind
3. Put First Things First
We gave you a binder and some papers inside to help you get started. I hope you have enjoyed working together as a family to implement these habits in your life. I was reading from the research of Stephen Covey about how important having a goal oriented life can make such a huge difference in how happy and successful we can be. I want to share this information and hope that it is as valuable to you as it is to me.
"The Importance of Goals Research has shown that the simple act of writing a goal greatly increases the chances of accomplishing the goal. If the goal is broken down into action steps and the action steps are tracked, goals have an even greater percentage of success. At school, your child may write his or her academic and personal goals in a Leadership Notebook. You will gain a lot of information on how your child is doing if you ask your child to tell you about his or her goals. The goals chosen are meaningful to your child so be sure to practice Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. The Leadership Notebook idea can also be used in your home. Create goals such as reading together, eating dinner at the table, or doing an activity together. Involve everyone in the family in choosing a meaningful goal and action steps. Post the goal and the action steps in a visible place and be sure to track and celebrate progress!"
I hope as you attend Parent-Teacher Conferences this coming Wednesday (7th), Thursday (8th) and Friday (9th) that you will see your child's goals and accomplishments as they share their Leadership Notebooks in their conference. Please make sure to sign up or contact the school to help you schedule a time to see how your child is performing in their learning. We look forward to seeing each of you with your child at conferences and visiting the book fair that will be located in the library this week.