Parents

Volunteering in your child’s class is a wonderful way to become involved at Natomas Park Elementary.  There are many benefits to you as a volunteer, including getting to know your child’s class and teacher better, gaining a better understanding the routine of school, and the satisfaction of knowing you are providing much needed help to our students.  For your child, the message you send when you volunteer is clear: I care about you and your education.  Talk to your child’s teacher about how you can help, and thank you!

Becoming a member of the Natomas Park Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is another great way for you to be involved in your child’s education.  The PTA serves as a fundraising organization, as well as a network of parents who work to improve programs and services for our students.  Joining the PTA gives you a voice at our school in another venue, and is a way for you to be part of the decision making process at our school.

The School Site Council (SSC) is a group of administrators, teachers and elected parents who work to carry out the School Site Plan.  This crucial committee is responsible for ensuring that the school’s budget is spent as dictated in the School Site Plan.  The committee hears updates throughout the year on programs that are bring funded by the school, and ensures that the money is being spent in a way that benefits our students academically.  Elections are generally held at the end of the school year for the following year.

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is a group made up of administrators, teachers, and parents of English Learners.  The ELAC holds meetings once a month to help parents navigate the school, understand the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), and give information about our English Language Development (ELD) program.  All parents of students who speak a language other than English at home are welcome to attend these meetings to get more information about how we can work together to help your child acquire English and succeed academically.

How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher

Questions or concerns about your child? Homework questions? Need to know about schoolwork? School events? Need translation services?

Here are some things you can do to get answers:

  • Natomas Unified School District provides Interpreters for parent/teacher meetings.
  • Just send an email or note to your child’s teacher in your native language requesting a meeting and an interpreter.
  • You can get the answers you need by submitting a note in your native language.

The following teachers at Natomas Park Elementary can assist you in the following languages:

  • Spanish: Mr. Wahlquist, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Ferraz, Mrs. St. Andre, Mrs. Montes (Secretary)
  • Punjabi: Mrs. A. Bains, Mrs. R. Bains, Mrs. Chahal, Mrs. Bilan

Como Comunicarse con el maestro(a) de su escuela

¿Preguntas  inquietudes acerca de su hijo(a)? ¿Preguntas sobre la tarea? ¿Necesita saber las asignaciones de trabajo escolar? ¿Eventos escolares? ¿Necesita servicios de traducción?

Aquí hay algunas cosas que usted puede hacer para obtener respuestas:

  • El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Natomas ofrece intérpretes para las reuniones de padres/maestros.
  • Sólo envié un correo electrónico o una nota a la maestro(a) de su hijo(a) en su lengua materna solicitando una reunión y un intérprete.
  • Usted puede obtener las respuestas que necesita al someter una nota en su idioma nativo.

Los siguientes maestros de la escuela de Natomas Park le puede brindar ayuda en los siguientes idiomas:

  • Español: Sr. Wahlquist, Sra. Jones, Sr. Ferraz, Sra. St. Andre, Sra. Montes
  • Punjabi: Sra. A. Bains, la Sra. R. Bains, Sra. Chahal, Sra. Bilan

Questions To Ask At a Parent-Teacher Conference

  • What is my child expected to learn, know and do at this grade level?  How will it be assessed?
  • What are the big projects my child will be doing in your class this year?  Throughout the year, how will I know if my child is meeting grade level expectations?
  • What does my child do well and what does he or she struggle with?  Can you give me examples?
  • If my child needs extra support or wants to learn more about a subject, are there resources to help his or her learning outside the classroom?  Can you give me examples?
  • How can I help my child grow as a reader?
  • Does my child turn in homework on time?
  • Is my child happy at school?  How does my child get along with classmates and adults?
  • Does my child participate in class discussions and activities?  What would make my child more effective in doing his/her work?
  • What can I do at home to reinforce what my child is learning at school?
  • Are there ways that I can help you in the classroom or the school?

Preguntas que usted puede preguntar durante la conferencia de padres

  • ¿Qué se espera que mi hijo(a) aprenda, conozca y haga en este nivel de grado? ¿Cómo se evalúa?
  • ¿Cuáles son los grandes proyectos que mi hijo(a) va a hacer en la clase de este año? A lo largo del año, ¿cómo voy a saber si mi hijo está cumpliendo con las expectativas del nivel de grado?
  • ¿Qué hace mi hijo(a) bien y en que se le dificulta? ¿Puede darme un ejemplo?
  • Si mi hijo(a) necesita apoyo adicional o desea aprender más sobre una materia, ¿hay recursos para ayudar a su aprendizaje fuera del aula? ¿Puede darme ejemplos?
  • ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo(a) a crecer como lector?
  • ¿Mi hijo(a) entregue su tarea a tiempo?
  • ¿Mi hijo(a) es feliz en la escuela? ¿Cómo se lleva me hijo(a) con sus compañeros y los adultos?
  • ¿Mi hijo(a) participa en las discusiones y actividades de clase? ¿Qué haría que mi hijo(a) fuera más eficaz en hacer su trabajo?
  • ¿Qué puedo hacer en casa para reforzar lo que mi hijo(a) está aprendiendo en la escuela?
  • ¿Hay maneras que usted puede ayudar en el aula o la escuela?