Three girls in a wooden boat
Twins together in a group
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats
"Learning is the interplay of discipline and delight." - Chogyam Trungpa
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity." - Thomas Henry Huxley
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." - A. A. Milne
"Before I built a wall, I'd asked to know what I was walling in or walling out." - Robert Frost

Parent Involvement

All of us, parents and teachers alike, are committed to creating a meaningful and centered place where children can learn and manifest their inherent potential and goodness. We request parent involvement because of the enriching quality it brings to the children's lives. In this busy world a sense of community is precious. When children see their parents involved in the school, they feel a greater sense of the value of their place in the community. Practically speaking, we rely on parent help to accomplish things that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to do. However, what is of far more importance to us than tasks being accomplished, is the sense of community created when everyone gets involvedĀ in the relationships, work, and play that are a part of the children's and all of our lives. This gives the children a vivid experience of how many individuals, with all sorts of differences, can come together to make a whole. When members of the community are not present with the group, they do not, and more importantly, their children do not, benefit from the community aspect of this school.

 

    We require the participation of each family in the following ways:
  1. By attending and participating in the school celebrations.
  2. By attending two parent-teacher conferences each year.
  3. By attending two parent-teacher community meetings each year.
  4. By participating in several parent environment projects each year.
  5. By helping clean the school 2 times per year.
  6. By reading bulletin boards and newsletters and staying connected with what is happening at school.
  7. By participating in one of the following parent teams: Team Project Prep, Team Garden, Team Carpentry, Team Sew and Stitch, or Team Catch-All!