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January 25, 2024

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A Guide to Being an Active Parent at BISC-LP

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Being an integral part of a school community goes beyond the basics of attending parent-teacher conferences and showing up to the annual concert, it involves actively engaging with a range of members of the community and contributing to the school culture. Our goal as a school is provide a chance for everyone to be involved.

 

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

 

Active parents make the most of what their child’s school offers by way of community engagement in and outside of school hours. Our school values and promotes avenues for this interaction through many channels.

 

  1. Attend Events; and boy do we have those! We all know striking a work/life balance can be challenging and “fitting it all in” can be a barrier so there is a significant level of thought and planning that goes into the cadence and communication around our events each school year. We know it isn’t possible to attend everything but encourage you to prioritize as many as you can.

     

  2. Promote Inclusivity and Respect: Our school leadership and staff work to make sure everyone feels a sense of belonging. Giving back to the community and being engaged is not always a physical presence or a donation of time/material, it is felt most sometimes by the way we treat others. Fostering a sense of belonging can help with everyone’s willingness to go the extra mile, hold each other accountable and feel like you are contributing to something.

     

  3. Build Positive Relationships: we all joined BISC-LP at various times, with slightly different driving reasons but what keeps us at BISC-LP and unifies us are similar values and goals for our children/students. There is belief that strong relationships will help promote better mental health, self-esteem, and general happiness. Recent results from our staff satisfaction survey showed a significant percentage of our staff report having a best friend at work – we are sure this has a positive impact for them and therefore on our students.

     

  4. Collaborate; as school leaders, we never venture to assume we know all the answers or can drive community and engagement alone. We place high value on our volunteers and open channels of communication to identify new opportunities and embrace your ideas. Take it one step further this year and look to volunteer somewhere in our school – there are ongoing working groups and calls for volunteers on a regular basis. If you have an idea, reach out and share it, we are always looking to expand opportunities.

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View our 2023-24 School Year calendar to get a glimpse into our many opportunities.

 

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As parents we know being engaged in our children’s lives helps shape them into who they become as adults. School is the one place they will spend the most amount of time outside of your home, as such we encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities BISC-LP has to offer!

 

Erin Woodhams

Director of Marketing, Admissions & Communications

Parent of Year 5 and Year 6 students