Khalsa Montessori parents are an essential component of the school’s success. Together with teachers and administrators, parents work to create a positive environment that lays the foundation for those habits of mind that support happiness and success both in school and in life. The partnership of teachers and parents encourages the exchange of information and ideas for successful child rearing and education, and offers support for the challenges of today’s families.
From the beginning, parent/teacher communication is encouraged through the student’s initial assessment and interview meeting prior to enrollment. Additional opportunities fostering open communication include the beginning of the year goal setting meetings, the opening parent evening, biannual parent/teacher conferences, parent evenings, monthly Khalsa newsletters, and classroom observations.
The KMS Parent Teacher Organization is comprised of parents of enrolled students and teachers who are committed to making a difference in their children’s education. The PTO’s mission is “To enhance the delivery of excellence in education and cultivate the community of Khalsa Montessori School.”
Parent participation is encouraged in the form of donated time, items or dollars. Some great ways of donating include coming to parent work days before school begins, participating in the parent teacher organization, helping teachers in their classrooms, driving on field trips, donating items requested in the monthly newsletters, or making a monetary donation for classroom materials or to the Activity Fund.