by Alicia Danyali, TNCS Head of School
Education reformists are clear that cooperation between school and home is essential to meeting a child’s needs, and parent involvement is where that connection is made.
From volunteering to participating in school events, each TNCS family is a member of our diverse community and a partner and stakeholder in our students’ success.
From Parent Involvement
With the school year back in full swing, transitions and boundaries ensue on everything from bedtime routines to extra-curricular interests, and the involvement in your child’s classroom community. I started to think about how all of these parental responsibilities come down to one word—partnership. We all make partnership choices for ourselves and the ones we love. We partner with our spouse, our children’s teachers, colleagues, coaches, tutors, leaders, camps, friends, family members, caregivers, and the list goes on.
To me, partnership is defined as “I have your back and you have mine.” “We are in this together” with similar understanding that respect and honesty will pursue.
The many synonyms that come up online when I search the word “partnership” also deepen and add nuance to this basic definition: cooperation • association • collaboration • coalition • alliance • union • affiliation • relationship • connection.
You and your family have chosen to partner with The New Century School for the 2015–16 school year, and here is what you can expect from TNCS’s role in this partnership:
- Learners that are influenced daily through world language and culture.
- Curricula that are inquiry based, hands-on, and exploratory.
- A safe, supportive, nurturing community for the entire family.
- Character development in every aspect of the day that embraces and demonstrates respect and empathy.
- Individualized instruction based on student need that fosters Independence and self motivation to learn.
I invite you to visit this link to explore additional articles, videos, and other resources to help you participate in and contribute to your child’s educational milieu and a rich and meaningful partnership with TNCS. Because it’s true—you are the most important partner in your child’s education.
I look forward to engaging with you to fulfill and go beyond your expectations.