(RED OAK) Red Oak, Stanton and Villisca students will be receiving newsletters from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach that will help parents help their children become better learners.
Sandra McKinnon, Family Life Specialist, says the Dare to Excel newsletter will be sent home monthly from September through May and will feature proven parenting practices that research has shown to help children become better learners.
“In September it’s all about positive behaviors and then next month in October it’s about routines at home,” said McKinnon. “The newsletters focus on different themes every month and they promote student learning such as; developing routines, setting limits and providing good nutrition so children can be more successful in school.”
McKinnon said parents in other school districts who may not receive this newsletter can get it online. Just visit www.extension.iastate.edu and click on “store” and search for Dare to Excel. The newsletters are free.