Communication with parents
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Communication with a French touch…let’s have breakfast!
Listening and communication with our parents is essential. Consequently, The French American Academy provides a place where parents and management can share ideas. We call it Head of school breakfast. Here, we listen to our parents’ concerns and continue to build an effective partnership.
The academic triangle of cooperation
This triangle illustrates how teachers, administration and parents work together to create a nurturing environment, bring efficient tools and help the child reach his full potential. Communication is at the heart of this concept.
The symbol of the triangle is key at the French American Academy because we want our students to remain in the center. As a result, they can bloom and thrive in a nurturing and excellent environment.
For more information about how parents can contribute to the triangle, visit the parenting tips page
How breakfast works
Breakfast happen monthly, from 8:30 to 9:30. We want the communication flow to be easy and fruitful so we limit the number of people 15. Attendance varies from 8 to 15 parents. If you cannot attend to one session, no worries, the main elements will be shared in the school’s blog afterwards.
Head of School and Division Directors welcome parents and answer any questions related to curriculum or school life. The breakfast is also an opportunity for pedagogical leaders to share their vision and latest updates on curriculum developments. Topics vary each month. As an example, we could have communication about :
- The importance of play in young children and how to build inquiry out of a game
- How to read and comment a report card with your child
- What are MAP Assessments?
For more information about programs and curriculums, visit our Academics section
From time to time, Head of School breakfast will welcome guest speakers. They are typically experts in a specific domain related to the school’s activity. For example, we have welcomed :
- Kara Imm from “Math in the City” to explain the professional development she was implementing with our teachers and the importance of number sense.
- Laurianne Neidecker, psychologist, on how to reduce stress and anxiety in our children during a time of crisis. (Follow the link for more information on how the school responded to Covid-19 )