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Parents Are Important
The research is clear. Children do better in school when parents talk often with teachers, become involved in school and act as partners in their child’s education. Ways parents can support their child’s learning include: read daily to your children (even older children); stay informed and involved in the life of your child’s school; ensure homework gets done; help your child find solutions when they are struggling with school or homework; and provide your child with love and encouragement on a daily basis. Children do best when they see and understand their parents have a deep commitment to learning. Below are some resources that can help parents and students on their educational journey.

 

Classroom Curriculum and Homework
Always check your school's website for links to useful websites that support Pattonville's curriculum. Many teachers have class websites that feature links and resources specific to their grade level, content area or subject. Below are some other resources for parents and students:

 

Back to School Preparation
Transition to Kindergarten Tips
Health and Safety Tips
Parent Tips
More Parent Tips

 

Pattonville's Instructional Curriculum
Pattonville began adding the details of its curriculum to a database in 2007. Curriculum continues to be added and made available to the community through Pattonville's Build Your Own Curriculum Database.
Math In Focus Support for Parents/Students (K-5)

 

Parent Guides to Missouri's Learning Standards by National PTA
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
High School English Language Arts (ELA)
High School Math

 

Pattonville's Library Resource Page
Pattonville's Online Library Catalog
Helping Your Child in School and with Homework (US Dept. of Education)
Parent Power - Helping Your Child Succeed
St. Louis County Library Kids Page
St. Louis County Library Teens Page
Kids.gov (U.S. Department of Education)
National PTA's Parents' Guide to Student Success



College and Career Planning
Below are resources for students and families for planning for the future - whether it be college or a career after high school.
Pattonville College and Career Counseling Page
Pattonville Scholarship Search Page
Prepping for College (US Dept of Education)
Pattonville's A+ Schools Program
Missouri's A+ Schools program enables students who graduate from a designated A+ high school (such as Pattonville) may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/technical school in Missouri if the students meets certain criteria for grades, attendance, citizenship and volunteerism.
BigFuture.org (College/Career Planning Tool by the College Board)
Missouri Connections
Missouri Connections  is a web-based resource to help Missouri Citizens determine their career interests, explore occupations, establish education plans, develop job search strategies, and create resumés. Sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Economic Development, Missouri Connections is available to students, parents, guidance counselors, educators, and job seekers at no charge.
Missouri's Office of College and Career Readiness
MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan
ACT Information and Preparation
College Board (Information source for SAT college test and Advanced Placement Classes)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
CoreCourseGPA (College Academic Eligibility Tool for High School Student Athletes)

 

Community Resources
Pattonville Community Education
Community Resources (not sponsored by Pattonville)
Pattonville Planetarium/Observatory

 

Early Childhood Education
Pattonville Early Childhood Program

 

English Language Learner (ELL) Education
Pattonville ELL Program
Resources from the U.S. Department of Education
Recursos en Español - resources for Spanish speakers.

 

Gifted Education
Pattonville Gifted Education
Gifted Education on Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Page
Resources from the U.S. Department of Education



Miscellaneous
Below are a number of websites that might also be of interest to parents:
My School Bucks (Pay for Pattonville school lunches online)
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Laws of Missouri
Governmental Affairs Department of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Child Work Certificates
Missouri PTA
National PTA Parent Involvement/Resources

 

Missouri State Tests (MAP and EOCs)
MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) Test Information for Parents
About Missouri EOCs (End of Course Exams) for High School Students
School Data and Statistics for Missouri School Districts

 

School Accountability
Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) - Missouri's School Accreditation Program
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Law



Special Education
Special School District of St. Louis County
Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Resources from U.S. Department of Education