Letters to the Editor...
We all know that for the majority of
children, a parent's support throughout
his/her school career is the single most
important ingredient for school success.
That said, teachers can make sure that they
extend a welcoming warmth and acceptance of
all parents. It is important to realize
that many times parents need our nurturing
and support more than the children. It is
up to us to find ways that will work for
each parent to participate to the best of
his/her ability. For some parents this
means they will cut things out at home for
you, make telephone calls, plan field
trips, make treats, etc., for others, this
will mean they are working side-by-side
with you in the classroom, providing an
extra pair of hands, eyes, ears whenever
It is our ultimate responsibility not to
judge a parent's interest in their child's
schooling by their participation level in
school activities....everyone has their
challenges and their good or bad times--who
are we to say we could do any better if
fate dealt us the same hand?
Lastly, the more a teacher extends warm,
welcoming support, the more she has created
a safe, supportive network of parents.
This month's letters:
Accountability, 1/31/02, by keccles.
Accountability, 1/26/02, by Margaret.
Parent Accountability, 1/24/02, by Lori.
Accountability, 1/24/02, by Keccles.
Accountability, 1/19/02, by Whitebeard.
Proven Research, 1/09/02, by Kara Sherfick.
Keccles, 1/08/02, by Stacy.
Parent Accountability, 1/08/02, by Marilyn Treuil.
school auction, 1/08/02, by ginger taylor /canaan elementary pto.
Parent Accountability, 1/07/02, by Bill Page.
Accountability, 1/07/02, by Keccles.
It's about time we make them accountable!, 1/06/02, by Mkocar.
Do we need them to be accountable?, 1/06/02, by Stacy.
Parent Accountability, 1/06/02, by Little John.
Parent accountability; teacher responsibility, 1/06/02, by Bill Page.
Parent Accountability - the overachiever, 1/05/02, by Don.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Doodah.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Jacque/WA/K-1.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Bill T.
parent accountability, 1/05/02, by sandy m.s..
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by JoAnn.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by a middle school teacher.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by another 5th grade teacher.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Julie.
No tax rebate, surcharge them, or tuition refund incentive, 1/05/02, by George.
parent accountability, 1/05/02, by jen.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by MaryBeth.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by cato.