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Parent Involvement

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Parent Commitment

Ten (10) hours of service are expected each year, per family. Hours must be completed at the school or on field trips/going outs. Our District requires that all volunteers be fingerprinted. An evening to provide fingerprinting services will occur twice a year. If  unable to attend, it will be the responsibility of the volunteer to be fingerprinted off site and provide documentation.  

A parent/guide association (PTA) coordinates parent efforts in support of the school. The activities of the parent association are usually concentrated in three areas: coordination of parent volunteers, fundraising, and organization of school-wide social events. Your presence at PTA and site council monthly meetings as well as other school sponsored events is highly encouraged.

 

Parent Education

As parents, you are key participants in your child’s learning process. In order for your child to benefit fully from the Montessori education you have decided upon, you must learn as much as possible about the goals and methods of Montessori education.

Here are some beneficial guidelines:

Attend Orientations-Information Night, Meet the Guide, Curriculum Night:

Orientation acquaints you with the policies of the school and informs you of how your child can receive maximum benefits from the Montessori Method of learning.  We truly believe that, as a school of choice, it is our responsibility to educate prospective parents so that they can make the best choice for their child’s education.

Attend Parent Guide Conferences:

There are two regularly scheduled conferences each year. In addition, a parent or guide may request a conference at any time. The guide may schedule an appointment at a time convenient to both parent and guide. The conferences are only for parents and guides unless otherwise noted.


Suggested Reading

Montessori, A Modern Approach, by Paula Lilliard

Montessori Today, by Paula Lilliard

The Secret of Childhood, by Maria Montessori

The Discovery of the Child, by Maria Montessori

To Educate the Human Potential, by Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method, by Maria Montessori

Cosmic Education, by Michael and D’Neil Duffy