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Welcome Back to School, Parents!

CJ Westerberg, August 1, 2011 6:49 PM


A TDR classic updated
A  Back-To-School Newsletter - A Parody
Based Upon Real-Life Examples & Events

Parents at Control Freak High are welcomed visitors and are encouraged to:

  • Be involved!
  • Be engaged!
  • Participate!

Control Freak High values parents who are involved and engaged as outlined on our Parent Involvement Guideline Booklet, Rubrics for Student Success, and Worksheets for Attaining Success & Achievement for Your Child.

Successful students have involved parents. There are numerous activities where parents can be involved, such as helping with homework, class projects, school clean-up after events, fund raising, bulletin board updates, bake sales, concession stand duty and copying.  Due to budget cuts, your participation matters more than ever.

Class Visits or Shadowing:
When observing, please do not disrupt or draw teacher or students away from their work.

All visits must be coordinated with teacher and school well-in-advance to facilitate the best time to visit to avoid further disruptions.  We have two opportunities for parents to "shadow" (sit in during an actual class) during the school year which allows parents to experience each class in six minute segments - the ideal time to get to know each class and teacher.
NEWS:  All parents should check bulletin board at the front desk or on-line to give you pertinent information you need for a successful child at Control Freak High and to maintain a level of parental involvement which helps every child succeed at Control Freak High. 

You are also encouraged to bring brownies, write checks and bring in any empty egg cartons or magazines, or any materials that are only specified as needed by set guidelines of Control Freak High. 

We highly regard parents who participate in school appreciation day, class parties, parent-teacher conference meetings, parent helping days, Class Fair day, Class Whirlwind Day, School Halloween Carnival, School Holiday Fund-raiser, School Valentines' Fund Raising Day,
School Dress- Down-And-Up Day, School Booster Day, and the other 300 fund-raisers that make our school a success.

We also appreciate if parents were to understand that Control Freak High has a professional staff and a cooperative parent group that represents your child's interests so that we may best use our talents and time wisely, without further hardship on your time or concern, and recommend all communication be addressed through our wonderful school connection. 

We value collaboration.

Please note that interest in complex educational issues such as curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment are best left to the experts at the school.

September 1 Conference:  Great Parenting Leads to Great Student Achievement 

Please also attend our upcoming session about parenting.  We expect an open dialog.

Oh, and please, can your child please be quiet already? 
He asks way too many questions.
Did he ever try Adderall?

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