What’s ample time to you isn’t ample time to me. Plan your events early enough & notify parents. Parents want to participate.

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Yes! It baffles me when schools wait to the last minute to communicate events etc. (especially those that have been on the internal school calendar for MONTHS). People need time to plan, make switches, work out their life so that they can participate as part of a school community.

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Exactly! What I've also noticed is the difference in the conversations/narratives/beliefs about parent participation in public schools vs. parochial or independent schools. There seems to be a lack of recognition of all the nuances of parents' lives in public schools, while there seems to be a customer-service oriented approach in independent schools. Parents care. There are many, however, who unable to participate in the way schools are designed at the moment. My dream is to create something different.