Parents As Partners
As a school community that prides itself on creating the most effective educational experiences for our students, we value parents with the utmost respect. We understand that their involvement in their child's education plays an integral role in their academic success. We are consistently working to help bridge the gap between home and schools. Many of our family engagement initiatives are unique to our school. Check out some of the ways we are working with our parents as partners below.
The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project
This is a program that was designed to increase the communication, trust and support between families and teachers through a home visit. This year teachers from our school will be visiting the homes of our first grade students. During these visits, parents, teachers and students will share hopes, expectations, and plans for academic success. We have implemented this program to help break down the barriers between parents and teachers. Both parents and teachers have expressed what a positive experience this has been and look forward to continuing these visits throughout the year. Stay tuned for interviews from parents and teachers about their visits.
Beginning on Friday September 27th, families are invited to come to join us in our classroom on Friday from 1:30-2:20. The purpose of family Fridays if for you to get a better idea of the types of educational experiences your child participates in. This is a great chance for you to get involved and observe your child in the learning environment. It is important for you to arrive promptly at 1:30 and plan to stay for the entire activity. That way the children’s learning will not be disrupted by extra arrivals and departures. If you have multiple children in the school, consider switching off Fridays so that you can be present for the entire period.
Highlights of Family Friday Fun!
This special program brought to us through Scholastic Education will begin in January. We will be launching this program for Kindergarten parents to learn ways to enhance their reading experiences with their children. Parents that attend the workshop will receive free books to build their children's home libraries as well as tips for reading with their child.