Preparation is key for parent-teacher conference success

It’s that time of year. Many schools have scheduled fall parent-teacher conferences as the midpoint or end of the schools’ first marking period approaches. These meetings with your child’s teachers are a vital opportunity to build the team that supports each student— and yet most conferences are scheduled in blocks of 30 minutes or less! Planning ahead for the parent-teacher conference can help you to make the most of the experience.

Remember that you are the expert on your child, while the teacher is the expert on teaching. The best outcome of a parent-teacher conference is enhanced collaboration on the

NEW! Exciting series of personal empowerment seminars for Back to Basics Private School students!

Joe WhiteA special monthly offering has recently been incorporated into Back to Basics Private School. A series of personal empowerment seminars will be presented to our students by nationally-known life coach, Joe White of Get Life Coaching.

A dynamic speaker, White will address topics important to preteens and teens such as peer groups, self-esteem, accountability, vision and goals, as well as dealing with change and adversity, motivation, decision-making, and goal setting. Upcoming dates include:

  • Wednesday, April 1
  • Wednesday, May 6

White’s interactive and engaging presentation has been proven life-changer for students in the past!

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in

Students can help improve youth reading and writing skills around the world… simply by making a bookmark!

StudentsRebuildLogoJoin Students Rebuild, Save the Children and Global Nomads Group to improve youth reading and writing skills around the world! To participate, make and mail in a bookmark. For each bookmark you send in, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $1—up to $300,000—to Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program in Latin America (Peru), Africa (Mali) and Asia (Nepal). The more bookmarks you send, the more children you’ll help!

Why are reading and writing so important? Illiteracy can lead to poverty, low self-esteem and isolation, poor health, unemployment / weak economies, inequality and more.  Worldwide, 250 million children of primary school …

April is “Drop Everything and Read Month.” Here’s a list of must-read children’s books in preparation!

DEAR Drop Everything and Read MonthDid you know that April is D.E.A.R.?

D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives.

So, in preparation, we’ve come up with a list of must-read books for kids by age category to put on your library list. How many have you read?

Books for Preschoolers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Corduroy by …

Educational summer camps at Back to Basics in Delaware… there’s still time to sign up for 2015 camps!

BTB mathBack to Basics Learning Dynamics offers a full range of educational summer options just right for your student. Make summer count!

Math is Magic

Our week-long workshop for students in Grades 1-3 focuses on building excitement toward mathematics through hands-on manipulative activities, interactive math games, and exploration of math in daily life.  Developing an early interest in math and motivating students to advance their math skills are critical at this stage.

$250 for 10 hours of instruction

Deadline for registration is Friday, July 31, 2015

Workshop will be held each day the week of

August 10-14,  2015  from  10:00 a.m.-12:00  …