At Glendale Academy, we strongly believe that good schools get even better when parents are involved and engaged. By engaging more parents in their children's education, their children will achieve more.
Experts from various fields of work are invited to speak to the parents who often welcome sound information on a variety of topics related to parenting and their children's schooling. We believe that building parental involvement is not an 'event' but a process. We regularly send information to parents, keep them informed on a day to day basis and invite them as 'Room dads', 'Room moms' and Guest Speakers to share their expertise with the children.
Happy with daughter studying at Glendale, she is enjoying her classes. Teachers have been communicative and supportive. Mr. A. K. Solanky
Father of Muskan Class XI
Regular Coffee with Curriculum (CWC) is a doorway to open communication between teachers and parents. Every semester the 'Open House' brings to light the academic and beyond academic performance of the child. Reading Buddies is yet another popular PIE program which involves the parents in reading aloud stories to young children. In Glendale parents are indeed active ‘Partners-in- Education.’
Experiencing the school through their child’s perception
The STEP program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) has created clear and concise instructions on how to meet the parenting challenge of raising responsible, cooperative, happy children and how to take the anxiety out of the parenting role and replace it with confidence. The program broadly encompasses two aspects of parenting, understanding children and parenting skills. Through skills improvement and development we can build strong, positive, lifelong relationship, and these can serve as guidelines for building a happy home.
“Children Need Encouragement Like Plants Need Water” Rudolf Dreikurs
Language of Encouragement
- I can see you put a lot of effort into that.
- It looks as if you spent a lot of time thinking that through.
- Look how much progress you’ve made.
- I have confidence in your judgment.
- I believe in you.
- You are improving in ____________ (Be specific).
- You can help us solve the problem.
- Show me how you did that.
- Keep trying. Dont give up.
- You will figure it out.
- You’re almost there.
- You may not feel that you’ve reached your goal, but look how far you’ve come.
- I can understand how you feel, but I’m sure you’ll be able to handle it.
- I liked the way you handled that.
Encouragement Activities For Parents
- Spend at least ten minutes every day alone with each child.
- Write a note of encouragement and put it in your child’s lunchbox, slip it under the bedroom door or tape it up to the bathroom mirror.
- Acknowledge your child’s feelings.
- Say “I love you” to your child daily.
- Listen to your child’s opinions.
- Notice the positive things your child does daily.
- Ask your child to solve a problem for you.
- Give your child opportunities to have a say in decisions that affect him/her.
- Recognize improvement and effort, not just a finished product.
- Let your child know it is O.K. to make mistakes.
- Hug your child every day.
- Have family meetings.
- Write a story together where your child is the star.
- Have fun together. Play games, tell jokes or sing together.
- Share compliments at the dinner table.
- Give appreciation statements.
‘Social Networking and our children’
Dear Parents-Our Partners in Education
It has come to our attention that many of our students have become active on the on-line social networking community Facebook. While we are excited by the possibilities of these new technologies, we also know that with each new technology comes the challenge to set boundaries and develop healthy community conventions. To that end, we wanted to share some information about Facebook with our parent community.
Facebook is an independent, on-line social networking community that is not monitored. As an organization, we are unable to regulate, track, or control our student's communications via this network. And as with any public place, parents should be aware whom their children are talking to and how they are conducting themselves.
Setting and maintaining community standards is a partnership amongst faculty, parents, and students, and we need your support in maintaining a healthy and happy student body, both in school and out. When our children reach an age that we feel is appropriate to enter into this public space, we encourage you to simultaneously enter into a conversation about how to behave responsibly in that space. In order to make our children responsible and respectful in their interaction with the world we have a few tips to offer:
- The computer system should be placed in common room/area.
- Social networking should be limited and monitored.
- Passwords to be shared with parent or parent to be in the friend list of the child.
As with any other public space, students are expected to behave as representatives of Glendale. As our partners in education, we are requesting you to cooperate with us and let us collectively work in the best interest of our children.