Children’s House recognizes the importance of cooperative family-school partnerships. We know that children whose parents are present, engaged, and participating in the school community are more successful academically, socially and emotionally than those whose families are not engaged. Parents are encouraged to participate in whatever way they can. Participating through Board membership, committee participation, or volunteering with the PTO are all viable options to model the importance of education to your child.
Ways to Get Involved
Community Partnership Leadership Committees
Joint school (Children’s House & Elementary Charter) committees are made up of staff, board, parent, and community partners working together on specific projects and goals. For more information about each committee, contact the Board of Directors or school administration.
School Advisory Council
This committee works closely with Administration to adopt goals and objectives for the continuing improvement of education in our school, as well as serving as a body of accountability for programs, practices, achievement and decision making. This committee meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm, Beech Street Campus.
Budget and Financial Oversight Committee
This committee will develop and submit an annual balanced budget, an annual report, and audited financial statements to the Boards. The committee will also advise the Boards on other financial matters and business operations of the Kiva.
This committee will ensure that an authentic Montessori curriculum is maintained by the Kiva. In addition to ensuring the authenticity of the Montessori curriculum, the Curriculum Committee will advise the Boards on other essential elements of a comprehensive Montessori program.
Our school’s Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) is an autonomous partnership of school parents and staff that serves to support school functions through parent outreach and education, volunteer coordination, staff support projects and fundraising. This group works closely with school administration to support the education, morale, and sustainability of our school community.
Upon volunteering, we ask that parents record their Parent Involvement hours; forms are located inside of your Parent Folder.