Parents Can Make The Difference!

Make Sure your child attends school daily! 

Research shows that missing school regularly can hurt both the students who miss class and their classmates.  When students miss school, they miss out on learning.  When they return, they have to work harder to catch up.  After a while, it gets more difficult to catch up, and then kids are even more likely to miss school.  As a result, kids who miss school have lower levels of achievement throughout their school careers.  

As the Parent Educator part of my job is to help build a bridge between the school and home to help increase learning for the student. There are many ways for a parent to get involved in their child’s education.

  • Encourage plenty of sleep and exercise.
  • Ensure good attendance and punctuality.
  • Schedule daily homework time.
  • Attend parent conferences and school functions.
  • Read newsletters, weekly reports, homeowrk assignments, notices, etc., from the school.
  • Let your child see you reading everyday and encourage your child to read.

Parent Resources

Maricopa County Parenting Resources

Association of Arizona Food Banks

Arizona Food Banks


United Food Bank
245 South Nina Drive
Mesa, Arizona 85210
480 • 926 • 4897

Want to get a deal on your groceries?

How does over $40 worth of groceries for only $16 sound? Help Yourself event available at United Food Bank, in Mesa on Fridays.

  We accept cash or your food stamp card (no checks).  We have no restrictions or qualifications.  Food boxes contain frozen meats, fresh produce and assorted dry goods.

Location: 358 East Javelina Avenue, Mesa. Directions: Off of Mesa Drive, between US 60 and Baseline - next to the Motor Vehicle Department. Time: Fridays, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Help Yourself Calendar November 2010-January 2011


Autism Speaks

Child Help

MPS - Special Education

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

 National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Raising Special Kids

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center