Get a Yearly Calendar of Events from Your Child’s School

Your child’s school and school district have planned out an entire year’s worth of events. Some of these events include but are not limited to:

  1. Board Meetings
  2. Community Meetings
  3. Back to School Night
  4. Parent Teacher Conferences
  5. Coffee with the Principal
  6. Standardized Testing Schedules
  7. Student Organization Competitions (FFA, HOSA, etc.)
  8. Awards Ceremonies

Look over the calendar with your child. Decide on the most important events to attend if you are constrained by work. Once you’ve identified those events, take your calendar to work and request the time off for these events in advance. When your child brings home a colorful paper reminder of an event is just that, a reminder. These events have been planned well in advance. By the time you receive the reminder you may have missed your window of opportunity to request time off from work.

Lastly, show up! We always make time for the things that are most important to us. Your child’s education is one of the most if not the most important priorities in your life. Part 2……

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