LETTER FROM PEACHTREE ACADEMY Thank a teacher and lend a hand
As school gets back in session, I am looking forward to more structured routines with my three children. The relaxed days of summer are almost over and the time together these last couple of months has been an outstanding opportunity for us to grow closer as a family.
As we turn our focus back to school, let me reassure you that I constantly stay focused on the importance of making education a top priority in the State of Georgia. As the only State Senator who has worked in the field of education for the last 25 years, I see firsthand how much work needs to be done. As a member of the State Senate Education and Youth committee, we need to take a hard look at continuing to improve the education system for all of Georgia’s children and to insure that we have a ready and able work force of great educators who are graduating from college and are ready to make a difference in a child’s life. The continued stresses that are placed on educators will result in a higher rate of burnout.
If you want to help make this year successful for your child, start by thanking their teacher and offering to help in any way possible. Take the time to read each night and spend quality time with your child because before you know it, they are teenagers and don’t seem to need you very much anymore. Make sure to set up a designated area in your home for the completion of homework and studying. Don’t forget to let your child enjoy the beauty of the outdoors each day and reduce tv and technology time and replace it with creative options that will allow your child to naturally calm themselves.
I wish each family success as the school year gets off to a great start and hope you will reach out to me with any education suggestions that you may have!
JANICE VAN NESS PEACHTREE ACADEMY FOUNDER