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8/30/2021
Topic:
Excellent features of community-based schools

JoyPeyton
JoyPeyton
Posts: 2
We can start with the excellent features of German schools that an ambassador recently identified, think about successes and challenges with having those features in schools teaching other languages, and then think about features that those schools have in place that are excellent.
Renate, would you like to describe the features of German schools that the visitor from Germany recently identified?
8/30/2021
Topic:
Engaging Parents

JoyPeyton
JoyPeyton
Posts: 2
I think that a Parent Association is a wonderful idea. It gives parents a voice and a sense of power and agency.
I think it would be wonderful if the school also invited different parents to come in as speakers (but maybe in classes other than those that their children are in ...).
8/30/2021
Topic:
Engaging Parents

Masako Douglas
Masako Douglas
Posts: 1
In order to increase parental participation and to keep the school functioning, my school (Orange Coast Japanese School) has a Parent Association. It consists of one of the three pillars of the school, PA, Board and Teachers. Unlike a traditional governance structure of administration, these three groups have equal voice and share the equal responsibility and decision making. OCG is run and operated by an active Parents Association (PA). The PA organizes various events and engages in fundraising activities, including participating in the annual Orange International Street Fair. The money that we earn is used to pay for the school’s monthly rent and other expenses.
8/30/2021
Topic:
Engaging Parents

marta
marta
Administrator
Posts: 2
Hello, what do you all do to keep the parents and the largr community engaged in your school?