#75 Days of Data -1. A child’s first teacher is a parent.

September 29, 2015
Aaron Brengard, Principal at Katherine Smith Elementary School

Aaron Brengard, Principal at Katherine Smith Elementary School

It is perfect that this was the most popular post in the #75DaysofData. And, it was not even close to second place. A parent is a child’s first, and most important, teacher.
It’s a child’s parents who set family values, establish tradition, reinforce high standards for success, and love unconditionally.

But, there is nothing easy about being a parent. K. Smith School works to support our families by connecting them and offering many training options. Every Wednesday we have our Parent Pride meeting. We have breakfast treats and connect parents to our school – advertised as Coffee, Conversation, and Community. Parent University is another option. A few times monthly, classes are offered from a variety of topics from supporting academics at home to social emotional learning to parenting how-to’s. We even offer specific training course including topics like English language development and computer skills. Parents are such an important part of our school.

This is a ten-blog series by Aaron Brengard, Principal of Katherine Smith Elementary School in San Jose, Ca as part of the New Tech Network Back-to-School series. Katherine Smith School is a public, neighborhood New Tech elementary school in the Evergreen School District in San Jose, CA.

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