Resources - Cornerstone Schools
Parent Engagement Leads to Student Success

At Cornerstone, our families are important to us. We love connecting with our parents and caregivers and welcoming their involvement in a variety of ways throughout the educational journey of their child.

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Inside Literacy

What comes to mind when you think about literacy? Do you think about reading?

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Accountability & Celebration with iReady

iReady is a digital tool with such richness and depth that it has spawned an entire site of ideas devised by educators to maximize its use.

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Give the Gift of Reading

The holiday time of year can be filled with the rush of gatherings, time with family, and in most cases a break from the norms of the day.  In all this hustle and bustle, the standard time for teaching can often be lost. 

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Responding to a Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Educators with a scholar who has ADHD or parents of a child with ADHD face a unique set of challenges.

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Autism Awareness in the Classroom

I began working with students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Teacher of Speech and Language Impaired 46 years ago. 

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Parent Engagement is Essential to Student Success

Parents are considered a child’s first teacher before collaborating with classroom teachers. Given this, as children develop, steadfast parental involvement and engagement is fundamental to a youngster’s lifelong learning and growth.

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The Benefits of a Family Schedule

There is no job in the world quite as busy, overwhelming, or rewarding as that of a parent.  As the long lazy days of summer have come to an end, and school has started, the family calendar is getting a work out.

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All Students Deserve to be Healthy, Active & Ready to Learn

It’s startling to realize that the United States ranked last out of 21 industrialized nations in child health and safety. It is imperative that students are well-fed and active if they are going to be ready to learn.

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Preparing for the New School Year

Summer is ending. For many, this only means one thing.  It’s back to school time! The adjustment from summer break to school schedule can be a daunting task for any parent and child duo.

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The Adventure of Summer Reading

“Summer slide” is not a ride at the local carnival, but a real issue, especially in lower income areas.  Children in low income areas tend to fall back two reading levels or more during summer months, which puts many children who are already below grade level at an even greater disadvantage. 

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Why Charter Schools?

Schools help shape us and define our early formative years.  Given that schools play such a vital role in a student’s life, it is important that we select schools with programs that will be the most valuable for our children.

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Regular Attendance is Key to Academic Success

The quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit”, by the philosopher, Aristotle is on a poster on the wall next to the door that leads into my office.

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Encouraging Reading

Everyone has a different preference for reading. My daughter Ashley, needed to find a series that she loved…

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