Parent Resources



PARENT RESOURCES
The purpose of this page is to organize information so that you can more easily find what you need to help your children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and academically. You are your child's first  and most important teacher. We are here to help and support you as you work to raise healthy, happy, successful children.

WBSD PAC Representative:             If you are interested in serving our district in this
Jennifer M. Padgett                           important way, please contact Joanne Weise 734.
jmitchellp@gmail.com                       783.3322 or Jenn Padgett 313.319.4268.
313.319.4268
Current Term Ends: 2018

The Wayne County Parent Advisory Committee is presenting "Perspectives for Sexuality for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders" on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer.

What you need to know and how to help:
Breaking News
Information from the Superintendent; building or district news; current information about new resources or information available that we wanted to make you aware of.

What can I do over the summer?
support.dptv.org

First Aid at home "Ways to Help" handout for children in Crisis

#Parenting News Daily:
This daily newsletter is a great resource for parents. It includes great articles by professionals in parenting, education, and psychology.
www.rootsofaction.com

Back to school tips and education and parenting articles for parents:
55 Best Back-to-School articles for parents


The Michigan eLibrary provides all Michigan residents with free on-demand access to online full text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information.
http://kids.mel.org/

Fun Facts:
Are you ready for a truly mind- blowing television experience? Brain Games returns with twelve new episodes, each chock full of interactive games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner-workings of your brain. Delving into topics like focus, fear, persuasion, decision-making and neural fitness, Brain Games turns your mind’s eye inwards for a profoundly entertaining and revealing journey into the three and a half pounds of tissue that makes you...you.
Watch with your kids!! It is awesome!

http://braingames.nationalgeographic.com/
or on the National Geographic cable channel.

Effects of bedtime and sleep on kids' school performance:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323971204578630342181106844.html?mod=trending_now_1
Early Childhood and GSRP
Links and information related to early childhood development; information about district and community resources servicing the infant and pre-school age child.

Early Childhood Information

Great Start Readiness Program (risk factors)




Physical Health and Well-being
Information and resources related to health, fitness, medical care, and services.

Great resource for health info:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/

Immunization information:
   School requirements
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/042613_4_schoolrequirements_419077_7.pdf

    Free immunizations
(for children without insurance)
http://www.childrensdmc.org/immunizationstation

Services for teens:
http://www.oakwood.org/taylor-teen-health-center

Parks and recreation activities:
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365_55798---,00.html

Health insurance for children:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_4845_4931---,00.html

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_52115---,00.html

Links to many aspects of care:
http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state/state/MI

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_4860-35199--,00.html

Drug Rehab
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents/

https://www.addictioncenter.com/
Mental Health Information
Information and resources related to mental health, emotional well-being and mental illness.

Special Education Information:
Early Childhood Disabilities

Assessment and Testing

Special Education Guide for Parents


Bullying Information:

‚Äčstopbullying.gov


Assessment and services: http://www.oakwood.org/taylor-teen-health-center

http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/#cat145

Guidance and Care Services:
The Guidance Center

Community Care Services



Community Agency Links/Resources
Exactly what it sounds like.

Help with utility bills:
http://www.svdpdet.org/i-need-help-with-my-utilities/78

Help with food:
http://www.svdpdet.org/i-need-food

Help with clothing, medical services, etc:
http://www.svdpdet.org/

Health insurance for Children:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_4845_4931---,00.html

http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/michigan/

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_52115---,00.html

Help with all types of financial issues (food, shelter, medical, etc):
http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state/state/MI

Eye exam and glasses:
http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/free-exam.htm

Downriver Community Transition Council's Annual Agency Fair
10/27/16 6 - 8 PM. Click the attached flyer for more information.

Downriver Community Transition Council presents:  "What's New with SSI and the Able Act in Michigan".  Click here for more information.  

Access to the Arts
Information about available resources in the community.

Museum passes:
http://www.freep.com/article/20130325/NEWS06/303250052/Library-based-pass-program-for-museums-renewed-expanded
Organization and Study Skills
Web links and other resources.

http://www.how-to-study.com/

http://www.enhanced-learning.net/

http://www.schoolfamily.com/

http://www.testtakingtips.com


Homework Help
Websites; teacher recommended strategies and tips. 

http://www.schoolfamily.com/

http://www.testtakingtips.com




Behavioral Help for Parents
Information and resources to help in challenging situations.

http://www.empoweringparents.com/#

Guidance and Care Services:
The Guidance Center

Community Care Services

Reading Resources
Web links and other resources.

Reading comprehension:
http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents/

Reading comprehension strategies:
http://www.paec.org/fdlrstech/9SixComprehension.pdf

http://nichcy.org/5readingcompstrats

Basic reading:
http://www.starfall.com/

Click here for DRA leveled books, found on each of our elementary building sites.

Click here for useful links from our elementary media specialist's web page.
Math Resources
Web links and other resources.

Figure This - Family Corner
http://figurethis.org/fc/family_corner.htm

Helping your child learn mathematics
http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/math.pdf

Connected Math for Parents CMP2
http://www.connectedmath.msu.edu/parents/welcome.shtml

ICTM Parent Handbook
http://ictm.org/parents/handbook.html

Helping Your Child Learn Math
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html

Parents' Math.com
http://math.com/parents.html

A+ Math
http://www.aplusmath.com/

http://www.wolframalpha.com

Click here for useful links from our elementary media specialist's web page.

Writing Resources
Web links and other resources.

Click here for useful links from our elementary media specialist's web page.
Science Resources
Web links and other resources.

Click here for useful links from our elementary media specialist's web page.

Social Studies Resources
Web links and other resources.

Click here for useful links from our elementary media specialist's web page.


Foreign Language Resources
Web links and other resources.

www.studyspanish.com

www.wordreference.com

www.aprenderespanol.com

English Language Assistance
Information and resources for families whose native language is not English.

Health information:
http://www.cdc.gov/Other/languages/

Homework help:
http://www.resa.net/curriculum/bilingualservices/homeworkhelp/

Internet safety:
http://www.resa.net/curriculum/bilingualservices/internetsafety/

Coping in unsettling times:
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/translations/index.aspx
Technology Resources
Information about apps; resources for increasing access to technology.

http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/assistive-technology-education/apps

Apps for students with learning disabilities:

http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/assistive-technology-education/apps-students-ld-organization-study
Michigan Child Protection Registry
Information about keeping your child safe online.

http://www.wbsd.co/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3194780&pageId=14546617