Parents at Foote

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Parents are an integral part of the Foote community. We believe the school-home partnership is essential to student success and to building a vibrant school community where parents feel welcome and comfortable. Teachers and parents share information regularly, and meet for conferences several times each year. Our head of school maintains an open-door policy and parents are encouraged to share perspectives and feedback about our program in meetings, surveys and casual conversations.

Parents also enrich learning by sharing their talents, expertise and family traditions with classes. They support the school in many ways, such as library volunteering, cooking with classes, driving for field trips. Our active Parent Teacher Council organizes the annual Book Fair, Book Swap, Family Fun Day, May Day Picnic, basketball clinics, ice skating socials and other activities that help bring the parent community together. All parents are members of the PTC and encouraged to participate in the events and projects it coordinates.

When we were looking at Foote, I didn't expect the community piece to be so strong. There are so many ways to get involved—in the classroom, on the PTC, the Board or MOSAIC—and that really brings you into the school community.

Zehra Patwa, Foote parent

Parents have been integral to the success of Foote School since its founding in 1916. Today parents contribute to the school in ways big and small, among them making flower crowns for children to wear on May Day.