The Role of the Parent
The active participation of parents in the life of the school is an essential component of the educational experience at Oak Park Neighborhood School. Our families are actively involved in meetings, celebrations and events. We want parents to be part of the school not only by receiving feedback from teachers about their child's work but also when decisions about the school and about educational approach are taken. Partnering with parents is essential for consistent, positive experiences both at home and at school. Parents are aware of what is happening in the classroom through posting of daily schedules and lesson plans. Teachers provide written assessments on each child’s development and opportunities to learn more about the development of young children through sponsored seminars and newsletters. This all supports an open environment of communication between the parents and the teachers.