Parents

Communication

There are several ways Lister chooses to communicate important information to parents.

  • Friday Folders: Every Friday your student will come home with important papers and information.
  • Skylert: Phone messages and emails from Lister Elementary.
  • Monthly Student Calendars: Events that are important for students and parents will be on this monthly calendar.
  • Twitter: Follow Lister Elementary on twitter for news and important information. 
  • Sign-up for Remind 101-Principal Communication:

     -Text this number: 81010

     -Text this Message: @h49cd6

     - Remind 101 Email: h49cd6@mail.remind.com

Parental involvement

Parent reading with studentWe know that everybody can not volunteer their time at their child's school, however, there are many ways to be involved in your child's education outside of the four walls of the school building.

Here are several ways to play a more active role in your child's education.

 

Read to your child

Studies have shown that vocabulary, reading skills, and general knowledge can improve by just reading 20 minutes a day with your child.

Show a love of learning

When you express how excited you are to learn new things and express an interest and joy in educating yourself, they will be more likely to share that love of learning.

Provide learning tools

Instead of turning on the T.V. or video game, try providing more creative and educational activities.

Having a closet or area in your home that is filled with art supplies, educational games, engineering projects, and science experiments will give them endless opportunities to learn and open a door to fun educational discussions.

Homework help

Finding the right time to tackle homework can be a tricky task.  

Some may need a mental break with a snack or short time of physical activity or relaxation. While others may need to get it out of the way so they can enjoy the rest of their evening.

You might find that some may find it easier to concentrate if you are right there with them, while others may need to be left alone.

Once you have found the right balance and routine, homework can become a more enjoyable task, and even become a bonding time.

Whether you sit with your child, or give them space, you can always show interest in their education by checking backpacks and folders to keep them accountable.

 

Remember you don't always have to know all the answers, but taking these few steps towards your child's education can make all the difference.

GISD Parent Resources

Here are ways for you to participate in your student's education to ensure success.

Twitter

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Follow @Lister_Lions to 40404. (Standard messaging rates will apply.)

Skyward

Skyward Key

Have you received your Skyward Family Access yet? Students and parents can log in to see attendance, grades, and calendar.

Survey

Parents please take a moment to fill out our Family and Community Engagement survey.

 

Anonymous Alerts®

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Report bullying and other urgent student concerns quickly and anonymously to school officials with Anonymous Alerts®.

Find out more about Anonymous Alerts® and other ways to get in touch on the district share & report page.

Free and reduced-price meal program

Parents can apply online for free and reduced price meals for students that are eligible.

Be a Senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen VIP pass page for more details.

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.