As a parent, you don’t encourage children to experience nature because it’s pretty, but because your children are exposed to something larger and longer standing than their immediate experience. - Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
We understand that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. For this reason, we recognize our parents as partners. Parent participation is considered essential and can take many forms. Parents play an active part in their children’s learning experience and help ensure the welfare of all the children in our school. The ideas, cultural background and skills that the families bring to the school and, even more importantly, the exchange of ideas between parents and teachers favor the development of the children and creates a new way of educating. This collaboration helps teachers to view the participation of families not as a threat, but as an intrinsic element of collegiality. Family participation will be highly encouraged in every area of our school. We welcome parents to share their interests and talents with us.
By participating in the work of one or more of our committees listed below, parents have many opportunities to volunteer inside and outside of school hours.