Parent Information Blog

  • February 3, 2016 - Academic Success through Arts Education

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 2/3/2016

    Don't forget the A in STEAM! This entry gives a brief overview covering the benefits of your child's involvement in the Arts. For those who would like to know more, links are provided.



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  • Getting the Most out of your child's Parent-Teacher Conference

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 10/12/2015



    Tracey Ross from gives us some great advice on preparing for your child's parent/teacher conference. A little preparation can go a long way towards a successful year-long parent-teacher-student relationship.





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  • Rockin' the new SBAC Assessment

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 3/20/2015
    It's that testing time of year again. This month we are bringing back a previous blog discussing ways we can help our students Rock The Test. In addition to the blog suggestions, here is some additional information regarding test season:
    1. Be prepared for less homework on test days. Teachers are aware of how hard their students are working to do well on the test and
        many reduce nightly homework.
    2. Speaking positively to your child about the test increases your child's success. Speak positively about the test and your child's
        ability to do well.
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  • Welcome to Ronald Reagan Elementary School

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 3/3/2015
    Clara Barton Elementary will be losing many families to Ronald Reagan Elementary School come this July. We will miss each and every one of you! This month's Parent Information Blog entry is an introduction to RRES. Enjoy!!
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  • Common Core: Help with Homework

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 2/13/2015
    The Common Core State Standards have introduced a new type of homework to parents and students. In order to assist students in developing their understanding of the CCSS, this month's parent blog provides you with various online and community resources meant to assist your child when he/she is away from the classroom. 

    Common Core Resources for Parents


    This website contains resources which have been compiled for parents and community members seeking to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.


    What Parents Should Know About the Common Core Standards -


    Khan Academy has a large store of video lessons that will help your child make sense of Common Core Math and Language Arts Lessons.


    Strong computation skills are a must for Common Core Math Success. can help your child achieve computation success.


    Here are some great ways to help accelerate your children's learning.


    Learn Zillion is a free resource that contains CCSS lessons for Grades 2-6 in English Language Arts and Math.

    Each lesson contains a video demonstration sample problems and practice.




    Does your child need some basic Times Tables, vocabulary or Grammar practice? provide that and much, much more.


    Harvey Mudd College offers a Homework Hotline for students in grades 4 and up in math and science. The homework help is free.


    The Corona Public Library offers free homework help: (951) 736-2381 for more information. 



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  • Homework Habitats and Habits for Success

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 11/18/2014
    Parent conferences lead us to think about the best ways to help our students become successful at school. One thing we can do as parents is to create a homework/study area. We are bringing back a very popular parent webinar that features some of our very own Barton current and former students who show us that home study areas come in a variety of forms but all do one thing. They help our Barton Bears succeed at school!
    When parents and teachers collaborate on behalf of children, they create windows of light for the generations that follow. 
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  • Internet Resources for Student Success

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 8/6/2014 6:00:00 AM

    Welcome Back Bears!


    The start to the school year is always a time filled with excitement and sometimes a bit of apprehension. It is also a time when students may begin to struggle with new curricular demands. This month’s blog entry will direct students and parents to online resources that help support student learning.  As always, students need to be monitored while online. For tips on how to keep kids safe online, please refer to our earlier blog entry: September 2013 – Internet Safety at Home.




    -         Preschool– 2nd grade assistance.

    Kindergarten through Twelfth:   

    -         Provides freeonline tutoring in all subject areas

    Corona Public Library


    -         Log in with your library card. Free online homework help or you can schedule a session in a private virtual study room.

    Ticket to Read


    -         Per student pricing is $20.00 per year for reading only. A combined purchase of both the reading and math program is $64.00 per year. Students need to use Ticket toRead for a minimum of one hour per week to ensure maximum growth.



    -         Free lessons on reading comprehension



    Read Write Think



    Khan Academy


    -          Offers a large library of lessons in a varietyof subjects

    Think Central


    -         Read your Houghton Mifflin textbooks online

    Math Skill Building


    -         K – 6 math skill games

    Free Rice  - English/Spanish Translation


    -         Practice Humanities, Math, Languages, Science, English, Chemistry, Geography and SAT Prep all while donating food to children in need.

    Harvey Mudd Homework Help


    -         For grades 4 –12, this homework hotline operates September through May providing live Math and Science Assistance.
    Triple P Positive Parenting
                 -  Parenting did not come with an instruction manual. This course will help you navigate some of the more difficult aspects of parenting in a positive manner. The online format allows you to participate in the program at your convenience. Tuition for the 8 week online course is $79.00.


    If you know of additional online resources, please let us know. We’ll add to our Parent Resource page. I hope everyone has had a terrific start to the school year!




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  • Transitioning to a New School Year

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 6/4/2014
    As we exit a great school year and start an even better one, we thought we'd revisit one of our more popular webinars, "Transitioning to a New School Year". For our Sixth Graders leaving us, we wish you all the best!! And, for our returning and new students to Clara Barton Elementary School, we give a BIG "Welcome to Barton!!" where we all: Believe in Ourselves, Believe in our Futures and know our Futures begin TODAY!!  
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  • Confused by the new Common Core Standards? We have some answers!

    Posted by Jennifer Garcia on 3/25/2014 12:00:00 PM
    This month's webinar discusses the California Common Core State Standards and how, as parents, we can support our students as they tackle new learning. This overview provides additional links for parents who would like to explore the CCSS further.
    I would also like to take the opportunity to publicly thank Mrs. Brenna Brown, our Student Success Team parent member. Brenna has worked tirelessly for the last two years on our committee creating many of the parent webinars featured on our blog. She is moving on to other challenges but we will really miss Brenna. With that said, we are currently looking for one or two new parent committee members to join our Student Success Team at Clara Barton Elementary School. Please contact Jennifer Garcia at (951) 736-4545.
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