The Parents Group

The Model School views its relationship with parents as a partnership.  We value parents’ participation and we offer a variety of opportunities to become involved.  Have a question or feedback? Email the Parents Leadership Polygon (leadership-polygon@themodelschool.org) or bring it up at the monthly parents’ group meeting!

Parent participation: 

The Parents’ Group sponsors a Parent Participation Program. Each two-parent family is expected to contribute 12 hours of volunteer service per year and each single parent family is expected to contribute six hours of volunteer work per year. Families who do not contribute their required hours may “buy out” their unworked hours at an hourly rate to be determined each year by the Parents’ Group.

Ways to Become Involved:

  • Attend the monthly Parents Group meeting via zoom. It is a great way to meet other parents and get involved with the school.

Chaperone on field trips.

  • Volunteer for work projects around the school.

  • Volunteer for work weekends

  • Help with fundraising.

  • Work on a parents’ group committee.

  • Become a room parent.

  • If you’d like to volunteer, contact the director or the Parents Leadership Polygon (leadership-polygon@themodelschool.org

  • Click HERE to sign up for our Parents’ Mailing List.  You will receive updates, you will be able to post messages, and you will find out what is going on at the school. Check our Support page for more ways to support the school.

Parents’ Responsibilities

Things will go smoothly at school, and the staff will be most appreciative if parents follow these simple guidelines:

  • Attend monthly parent meetings.

  • Maintain a change of clothing at school and label outer clothing, such as jackets and sweaters.

  • Parents of infants must keep a supply of the child’s milk or formula, food, diapers and changes of clothes at school.

  • Parents of infants and toddlers must also label bottles and cups with the child’s name.

  • Keep the school informed about any problems or special circumstances which could adversely affect the child’s progress and/or behavior at school.

  • Read and respond promptly to all notices sent home from school.

  • Do not permit children to bring either valuable or dangerous items from home to school. The school cannot assume responsibility for valuable items, and we have a policy against dangerous items, including play weapons of any kind.

  • Participate in formal parent conferences as scheduled and inform the teacher or the director whenever a concern arises. A parent may request a conference at any time.

  • Watch for articles brought home from school and see that they are returned. Many are valuable and belong in specific areas of the classrooms, particularly in our Montessori Pre-K classrooms