Information for Families

I am always happy to problem-solve with families. I can also provide additional resources as needed.


One resource I LOVE is the MyLNK app! It is advertised as a way to “Easily and anonymously find services in the Lincoln/Lancaster area.” You are able to find services by category, a search feature, or with the calendar. An example of the vast resources available through the app is by clicking on “Category”, and then “Food”, 78 different resources for food pop up! You can click on each one, and it provides an address, phone number, website (if applicable), and additional information about the resource. That list of 78 didn’t even include the “Holiday and Donation” resources (there’s another 11 listed under that heading!)

Other than food, the categories are: Hotline and Emergency Numbers, Children and Family, Community and Cultural Center, Credit Union, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Legal, Military and Veterans, Outreach, Personal Needs, Prison Reentry, and Transportation.

How Families Can Help Promote Student Success

Families play a key role in ensuring that their student achieves school success. When families, students, and school staff work together, the student will obtain his/her academic goals as well as become a productive citizen. Some of the actions that parents can take to promote school success are:

  • Communicate with school staff to be aware of homework assignments
  • Review your child’s homework
  • Encourage your child to seek friends who will be helpful to them
  • Try to do something enjoyable with your child at least once a week
  • Set clear expectations for students about homework; have a set place and time for homework
  • Get acquainted with your child’s teacher(s)
  • Monitor where your child goes/this will encourage them to stay out of trouble
  • Communicate with school staff first when there is a concern with the school
  • Attend school functions such as conferences, programs, and community cafes
  • Encourage students to participate in school-related after-school activities
  • Consistently enforce household rules
  • Set aside a time when the whole family reads
  • Encourage students to talk about school, social activities, and their interests
  • Teach standards of right and wrong and demonstrate these standards
  • Provide a quiet place where your child can study (preferably a quiet room)
  • Support school discipline policies
  • Monitor your child’s choices of TV programs, video games and music
  • Monitor your child’s social media use (what they are posting and receiving)