My girls and I got to school today and my heart was FILLED with LOVE! In the main office was one of my girls’ classmates, a 3rd grade boy, on his own initiative, writing a thank you card for a teacher at our school!
This past fall, I learned that my girls’ first experience with our school’s instrumental music program was less than desirable. I only found this out after my daughter harassed me mercilessly and asked me to come to her classroom to see for myself. Around October, she started complaining that students spent all their class time “sorting through […]
Reports like those on the a new GradeEdge website often make very good schools look “low-performing” simply because they serve low income students. This is not only unfair, it’s irresponsible because it often leads anxious parents to have incorrect negative assumptions about some very good schools.
Dear Teacher, this is just a note to say THANK YOU for all the love and time you devote to all our kids!
Learn how the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will change funding for CA public schools. Learn more about the new funding formula and find out how SFUSD is gathering input from families to create its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
So we know teachers. We get teachers. We know what happens in classrooms, and we know what teachers do. We know which teachers are effective, we know which teachers left lasting impressions, we know which teachers changed our lives, and we know which teachers sucked.
We know. We know which teachers changed lives for the better. We know which teachers changed lives for the worse.
Teaching as a profession has no mystery. It has no mystique. It has no respect.” – Sarah Blaine
A few years ago, my daughters and I were very lucky to participate in our school’s first Chinese New Year Fundraiser, an amazing event sponsored by Jean Parker Elementary’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This event is now entering its third year, and I am still not aware of any other like it in the city.
Over the past few weeks there has been quite a bit of conversation on the topic of SFUSD and UESF’s budget negotiations. With the prospect of a teacher strike looming on the horizon, it is increasingly important for us all to talk about our priorities in funding education, especially from a parent perspective. Current SFUSD […]
(This is the third and final blog post on becoming a school volunteer. Click here to see the previous post in this series.) By now, I know you are dying to help out at you child’s school. So, how do you start? The best place to get started is by attending you school’s open house, […]
(This is the second blog post on becoming a school volunteer. Click here to see the first in this series.) So you’ve made the decision to get involved at your child’s school… but how do you start? Let’s face it, unless you’re Betty Crocker, baking, wrapping, and selling 500 cookies can make even the most […]