Tips From Your ESL Teacher

Important Things to Remember
It is important for your child to arrive at school on time.

It is hard to understand what has happened and 
what the class is doing or talking about 
when one is late

and it is embarrassing too!!!

It is important to get a good night's sleep.

A good rest refreshens our mind.


It is important to eat breakfast at home or at school.
We need fuel and energy to start the day.
Statistics show that students who eat a good breakfast do better in their school work.
It is important for students to follow the rules on the bus
so no one gets hurt.

It is important to attend school everyday.
New concepts are taught and a missed day may mean a concept your child will miss and will need for the next step in their learning process.
It is important to read. 
A library card will allow you to keep a good selection of books in your home.

It is a good idea to read to your child in English 
or in your native language, 
every day.

What do I do if my child is sick?

If your child is sick at home,
please do not send him to school. 

Call the school office and report the reason for the absence.

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits: 

Wash hands frequently.

Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth.

Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.



There are regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences but you are encouraged to call or come to school whenever you have a question.

When you come to school, 

it is important to check in at the office. You will be given a pass.  This is important for your child's safety.


If you need help with English,
please bring a friend to help translate

We have some translators for various languages
but we will need to be notified in advance to get those translators.
If you know of someone who can help us, we would like to hear from you.
If your child has to take a medication prescribed by a doctor, 

the doctor must write a note enabling the school nurse to administer the medication.
Your child will receive a report card every quarter.

Report card envelopes must be signed and returned to the teacher.

If your child gets sick at school during the day you will be called to take him home. 
Please give the school an emergency number.

Continue to speak your native language at home so that your children will not lose their ability to communicate in their first language.

If your ESL child is having trouble in school , the link below is a good resource to read.  It has Espanol and English Translations.

Research says
 if a student is strong in their first language,
the student will find it easier
 to transfer knowledge and skills
 to their second language.


Field trips are important for your child's education  There are always permission slips to be signed. 

The children are well-cared for and well- supervised on these trips.

In bad weather, please listen to the radio

or TV for school closings. 
Some days schools will not open, or they will open late. 

Also if it begins to snow or sleet after school opens, listen for early closing. 

There will be days when students are
not in school 

holidays, spring break, winter break, parent teacher conferences,
teacher work days
are dismissed early. 
This information is sent home as a special notice before that date. 
Check your student's backpack 
every day..

Make sure that you make arrangements for your child on these days. 

When you enroll in the Park Hill School District

it is important that you have:

1. An original birth certificate.

2. A social security card
If you have one)

 Social    Security 

3. An immuniation form  (shot record)

Free immunizations can be obtained at

Platte County Health Dept.  

4443 N.W. Gateway

Riverside, MO

Telephone # 816 587-5998

4. Two proof of residency in the school's 
    attendance area.
 Utility bill,  Rent receipt,  Personal Property Tax


The enrollment information was compiled by
Marcy Schumacher
 ELL Teacher
Renner Elementary


there are FREE ADULT CLASSES in the area.

Please ask your child's ESL teacher for a list of these classes.

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