One thing our community does, and does well, is provide us with a sense of grounding through companionship and belonging.
The Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) is a vibrant, parent-driven organization that supports the school in a variety of ways and gives parents the opportunity to get together in a friendly and social atmosphere. The PTSA holds monthly meetings, which include participation by teacher and student representatives, organizes coffee mornings, coordinates parent activities, and much more.
The YIS Parent Portal is a secure, password-protected site that connects directly to the school's Veracross central database and provides personalized access to student schedule information, grades, school directory and other information.
School forms, including contact registration, permission forms, academic forms, reenrollment and withdrawal, and a variety of other uses, may be downloaded.
In my wanderings around campus, it is not uncommon to hear students, teachers, and yes, leaders, talk about how busy they are. We are all very "busy" and at times, we are all guilty of wearing this busy-ness as a badge of honor.
Through this workshop, parents will gain an understanding of key beliefs about, and strategies to support, young writers.