PARENT'S PLACE

HOMEROOM PARENTS

At the beginning of the school year, one or two Homeroom Parents will be chosen for each classroom.  Please feel free to volunteer for this wonderful opportunity!  This person(s) will act as a point of contact for all on the parents in the class, will help support the teacher when necessary, will assist in the coordination of classroom holiday parties, and will take responsibility for the classroom's participation in school-wide events and fundraisers.  The initiation of all correspondence to other parents in the class will be the primary responsibility.

HOW DO I GET CONNECTED?

There are a number of ways you can make connections with other parents at St. Paul's such as: beginning-of-the-year coffees, being a homeroom parent, helping with the Fall Fundraiser or becoming a member of the school's Board of Trustees.  Typically, each class has two class meetings where all parents from the class gather to get to know one another and receive information from the homeroom parent and teacher.  Finally, for safety reasons and to encourage communication between home and school, parents and caregivers are asked to drop off and pick up their children at the classroom door.  As a result, there is ample time and opportunity to meet other parents before and after school.

HOME VISITS

Before school begins,  you and your child will receive a home visit from your child's teacher.  The purpose of this visit is to begin the link between preschool and home. It is a time for you to ask questions, share your expectations, and discuss any concerns you may have about your child in preschool.  It is also a time for the teacher to meet your child in his/her own home where he/she is the most comfortable.  A home visit at the beginning of each school year provides your child with a warm and nurturing first experience with the teacher and also encourages a comfortable separation from home an dtransition into the new year..

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Two formal parent/teacher conferences are scheduled during the school year, one in the fall and one in the spring.  The purpose of the conference is to share information about your child's adjustment to school, as well as his/her progress and development during the school year.  Additional conferences may be arranged with the teacher and/or the director at any time the parent feels it would be helpful.

WELCOME COFFEE

Each year on the first regular school day (the actual first day is always a visiting day for you and your child together), parents are invited to a welcome coffee. This is a time for you to enjoy refreshments during the first "short hours" day and to meet other parents in the school.  It is also a time for you to learn about some of the many volunteer opportunities for the upcoming school year.