The parent partnership is of the utmost importance. Consistency between school life and home life helps children feel secure and able to reach their maximum potential. The family and school must work together continuously to provide clear and appropriate expectations and procedures for the children. Children feel most secure and thrive in an environment with clear expectations and procedures. Cooperation among the adults in a children’s world provides them with a sense of security which enables them to grow, develop and learn.
Middle School students at this time in their development require a hands-on approach from both parents and school. The need for a strong partnership between the parent, student and teachers is a valuable tool to ensure a successful transition into high school. The students need to see everyone involved in field studies, school activities and parents helping at school. The students need to become more independent but guided with the help of the adults involved. This is not a time to step back because they seem grown up. They need us more than ever.
We, as educators, could not do our jobs without the support of families. Parent participation is appreciated and respected by all members of our school. It is our desire that all families will learn about the school through our website and by visiting the campus and classrooms to volunteer regularly. It is a joy to get to know the teachers and students your children interact with daily. Please attend community events and fundraisers, go on field studies with your children and get to know the other families in our ISPR community. Students are most successful when we all work together.
At ISPR there are many opportunities to become involved in your child’s education and the school community. To get information about volunteer opportunities please do the following: