The parent-teacher relationship is of the utmost importance. The faculty looks upon this relationship as a partnership - teachers and parents coming together over the profound responsibility of educating and nurturing the healthy development of an individual. Through ongoing communication and dialogue, the people closest to the child can build a strong relationship, with the child’s best interest at heart. Differences of opinion are inevitable and necessary for any living and creative process. The parent-teacher relationship must be built on mutual trust and respect, with a shared responsibility for resolving problems and issues. Frequent and healthy communication is critical to the effective functioning of our school, and parents receive formal communication in a number of different ways:
CLASS MEETINGSprovide an opportunity for teachers to share news about the class, the curriculum and special activities with parents. Parents are contacted directly by the class teacher or the parent representative regarding the time and place for such meetings.
THE MONTHLY CALENDARis emailed to families and includes detailed information about upcoming events, important reminders and administrative announcements. Both the monthly calendar and the school website are important tools for keeping parents informed. Parents who wish to receive a hard copy of the monthly calendar and other school flyers and announcements should contact Robert Ingenito, extension 311.
FLYERSare periodically e-mailed or given to students to take home, announcing activities such as lectures and other events. Preschool children are handed the flyers at dismissal time.
PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETINGStake place monthly to plan and discuss Parent Association activities and other business. The Faculty Chair or Administration frequently attend to provide a brief report and are available to answer parents’ questions or to hear their concerns. Parent representatives from each class attend these meetings; however, all parents are welcome.
SPECIAL MAILINGS/EMAILSare occasionally sent to families addressing important school matters, such as fundraising initiatives, policy or personnel changes and announcements, etc.
THE WALDORF NEWSis produced twice annually to keep our entire school community informed about school activities and alumni news. .
PINNACLE, the school yearbook, is produced by the high school students annually. Families are charged for the cost of the yearbook through the student activity fee.