Parent Involvement

Jacqueline - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I was just curious how involved your lo's schools keep the parents. I think that's one thing that we love about Chelsea's school. They have parent newsletters each month. Plus there is a parent's org. that plans and carries out several activities during the year, fundraisiers, a Bingo night, book fairs etc. That and every day you see parents taking time to visit with each other when bringing their kids to school. I also love that the head of the school is at the door EVERY day and greets each kid by name. Anyway, is this typical of montessori or just our school?

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Paula - posted on 01/29/2009

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My sons Montessori school in the UK is the same as all of yours plus, we have great parent education evenings that cover all aspects of the montessori education and, we are also privileged to have a teacher training college which I am on right now. It is MACTE (sp) certified and absolutely brilliant. Even better since my sons helps me with my school work and loves the fact that my school is his school.

Stephanie-Mathew - posted on 01/17/2009

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For Jacqueline- The school that I teach at is couple owned and the husband greets the kids every morning. The wife (director) heads them off every afternoon. We also have many opportunities within the school for parents. We have 2 room parents, weekly parent readers- they come in to read a few books, show your school day twice a year- family and friends come in during the day for one hour and see what a typical hour is in the classroom. We also have a book fair, pajama night, board game night, halloween party and a cultural celebration- I think that is it? lol



For Debra- WOW that is a large school!!! The one I work at is at about 105. We have two full day childrens houses, one pt & ft chldrens house and a lower elementary classroom (up to 3rd grade).

Debra - posted on 01/17/2009

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That is pretty typical of Montessori schools.  We have a very involved Parent Organization that plans no less then 10 activities and fundraiser every year.  There are monthly newsletters as well as numerous opportunities to volunteer in the classroom.  I garden with my son's class once a week.   The great thing about his school is that I will be to have him in this wonderful environment until he graduates from high school.  The only doen side is that the head of my son's school can't greet everyone every day because there are 375 students ranging from ages 2.5 to 18.

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