#2 - Be Informed
Informed parents know what's happening in the classroom. They know the teacher, the kids, the whole cast of characters and the rules of the classroom. Some of the easiest ways to stay informed about what's going on in the classroom is to read newsletters, the classroom's Web page and any notes sent home. And, of course, stay on top of your child's homework assignments.
Teachers have varying levels of accessibility but all are accessible (some are available during after school hours, some have been known to give our their home phone numbers). Keep informed and keep in touch.