This year will mark our 15th Anniversary since our founding year in 2003. I have had the honor of watching our campus grow and thrive over these years. Each year we assess growth, changes and the needs of our campus. In assessing our needs, we make new plans that will benefit each student the most on their educational journey.
To mark this significant year, we have some exciting new endeavors. Our new software system, Sycamore, will improve parent communication and financial options for paying accounts and receiving real-time information. We will have a soft rollout of the features Sycamore offers and hope to expand its use over the year.
We will also be launching the start of our in-house assistance program for students, Collaborative Academic Resources for Education (CARE). By developing CARE, we will be able to provide more coordination between parents, teachers, and services needed to assist each student. Our emphasis is supporting students to help them be successful.
To promote parent education this year, we will host Ted Braude, Director of the Boyworks Project, who specializes in understanding the dynamics of how boys learn, how they interact with girls, and how they are motivated in and out of the classroom. Mr. Braude will be part of our Parent Lecture Series on October 12 and will be our first guest for a Q&A with Montessori Parents In Action (MPIA) on October 13.
Montessori Parents In Action (MPIA) will be a new initiative to support our parent involvement. These parent gatherings will focus on continued learning, guest lecturers and on opportunities to support each other within our community.
As you begin this year, we encourage your involvement in our community as we strive to provide an amazing educational experience for your child.
“Be a part of something bigger” and be an active member of our community.
Peace and Happy School Year,
Executive Director, Five Oaks Academy