Becoming part of a new community can be a challenging and intimidating experience. This can be as true for parents joining a new school as it is for their children. For a very close and intimate community such as ours, although relatively small, it can be difficult for new parents to feel connected and that they understand the culture in a way that lets them contribute to it as we would like them to and believe is necessary for them to work in authentic partnership with us in the child’s learning.
The idea is to identify, equip, and empower a team of our current parents who have established connections with the school and confidently contribute to strengthening its culture to serve the growing parent group as “Ambassadors” - representatives of the school able to speak into conversations and to convey a degree of authenticity that staff may not be able to do. Among the acts of service of the Parent CONNECT Ambassadors will be to act as a “sponsor” for new families, engaging with them directly, explaining things clearly and candidly, encouraging them personally to be involved.