GRF Parent Support Team

The GRF Parent Support Team is a district-wide group of parents, teachers, and administrators working together to support the parents and students of GRF with mentorship, resources, and family events.

Being more organized/responsible helps a student…

  • feel more capable and less stressed.
  • create strong routines that help them feel safe and secure.
  • work as a better team with their parent(s)/guardian(s), friends, classmates, teachers, administrators, etc.
  • develop life skills for success!

Parenting Tips for helping a student be more responsible/organized…

  • If your student SEES something, they are more likely to REMEMBER it. Use checklists, sticky notes, school planners, phone reminders, or even an app (Remember the Milk is a free to-do list app for older students).
  • Keep it simple.
  • Work WITH your student–as a team–to develop a plan.
  • Show your student ways that you organize your own life or use the skill of responsibility.
  • For Junior High/High School students, ask:
    • What are your ideas to be more responsible/organized?
    • How can I support you on this goal?

Pine Crest Elementary Daily Checklists

K-2 PRINTABLE

K-2 EDIT YOUR OWN COPY

Mary Miller Junior High Daily Checklists

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OPTION 1 EDIT YOUR OWN

OPTION 2 PRINTABLE

OPTION 2–EDIT YOUR OWN

OPTION 3 PRINTABLE

OPTION 3–EDIT YOUR OWN

OPTION 4 PRINTABLE

OPTION 4–EDIT YOUR OWN

GRF HIGH SCHOOL

You can use the resources below for ANY Word of the Month for your high school student to spark discussion and guide your student in setting goals and creating action steps towards their goals.

  • Try their idea for a week and meet again to discuss.
  • See if any changes need to be made.
  • Compliment even the smallest improvements.
  • Make a new plan as needed

WORD OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION GUIDE

WORD OF THE MONTH GOAL-SETTER

Learning to be honest helps a student…

  • recognize that everyone makes mistakes.
  • take responsibility for their mistakes and find ways to make things right.
  • grow in becoming a person of integrity and someone that others can trust.
  • work as a better team with their parent(s)/guardian(s), friends, classmates, teachers, administrators, etc.

Parenting Tips for helping a student be more honest…

  • create a safe place for your student to make mistakes.
  • stay calm and teach them what to do when they make a mistake (see the 4 A’s resource).
  • talk about honesty together and share how you show honesty.
  • thank your child anytime they show honesty.

HONESTY–A PARENT’S GUIDE

THE 4 A’S OF MAKING MISTAKES

Healthy boundaries help a student…

  • feel safe, secure, and loved.
  • respect authority and learn to trust others.
  • make choices that honor their health, safety, and character.
  • work as a better team with their parent(s)/guardian(s), friends, classmates, teachers, administrators, etc.

Parenting Tips for setting healthy boundaries…

  • set boundaries around your student’s health, safety, and character and let other things go.
  • use boundaries to teach—“This is why this boundary is good for you.”
  • use boundary-setters (see resource) to create less conflict.
  • for junior high/high school students—work as a team to create healthy boundaries that you ALL agree on.

6 BOUNDARY-SETTERS

Close, positive connections to a parent/guardian helps a student…

  • feel safe, secure, loved, and valued.
  • build more respect for their parent/guardian and be more willing to follow the parent/guardian’s boundaries.
  • develop a healthier self-esteem and feel more capable to learn and try new things.
  • work as a better team with parent(s)/guardian(s), friends, teachers, etc.

Parenting Tips for connecting with your student…

  • Spend time with your student one-on-one and as a family as often as possible.
  • Find what works for you and your family.
  • Make connecting a priority—put in on your calendar, set reminders on your phone, etc.

6 PHYSICAL WAYS TO CONNECT WITH KIDS

CONNECT WITH YOUR TWEEN/TEEN

CONNECTION IDEAS FOR THE BUSY PARENT