As announced by our Superintendent Dr. Ponds on Friday, July 31, the district is developing a “Parent University” to support families for the coming school year.
We are designing video instruction and virtual meetings for parents with our educational teams to assist parents with the skills needed to successfully help children with their learning. We will include best practice ideas for how to encourage your children, materials that explain what your children should be able to do at a given level, and supportive resources for social and emotional aspects of this experience. We realize that these times are not easy, and we are here to support you and want you to know how to navigate the system to get the help you need. Therefore, this Parent University tool will be an online resource with a wealth of supportive materials but will also feature a section to explain how to contact us for further assistance.
The Hillside PTA is working with Hillside Administration to solicit your ideas for topics in the area of supportive resources for the social and emotional aspects of the remote learning and/or hybrid learning experience. What supports and/or strategies are you interested in learning about in order to keep you and your child(ren) calm and sane during these uncertain times? Please submit your ideas to our PTA President Brian Fleischer at email@example.com or to our PTA VP for Communications Yvette Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samanthaa Lennon Anglin, Ed.D.
Hillside Elementary School ~ Gifted and Talented Magnet