The last quarter of the year is jam-packed full of holidays and fun, seasonal activities. It’s a cozy and exciting time of year, but with all of the excitement of the season, it is easy to fall off the rails. After all of the work that you put in setting up routines and structure for your family, it’s a shame to see that effort sidelined while you’re on the home stretch.
When you think back on your childhood education you can probably think of at least one great teacher who left an indelible impression on you as a young person. Whether you’re imagining an elementary school teacher who taught you to love reading, or a high school teacher who set you on the path that eventually became your career, most people can point to at least one educator who made their lives better.
Most parents want the same general things from their children’s school experience. You want them to be successful academically and socially, and that requires one simple thing: engagement. That’s right, if your child slinks back and avoids participating in the classroom or in relationships it will be much harder for them to succeed in either. Of course, this is easier said than done for some students. Some people are innately shier or naturally struggle with certain subjects. However, by encouraging engagement we can ensure they don’t slip through the cracks.
Access to quality education is a tenet of American culture. In every town in our country, there are public schools open to any and every child. But another great thing about our education system is that families can opt into private education should they choose. The freedom to make that choice means that families can ensure their children attend the right school to meet their individual needs. For millions of families around the country, and countless within our own community, private education is a clear choice.
You’d expect any school to focus a lot of their energy and resources on traditional education. After all, that’s the exact reason that you send your children there each day. But what you may not notice is that not as many schools are spending their energy and resources to build robust physical education programs. And while expanding the mind is central to our mission at St. Barnabas School, we also take very seriously our responsibility to help children grow strong and healthy physical bodies.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School proudly invites you to join us on October 12th for our annual, Golf Tournament Invitational, sponsored by RC Hill Mitsubishi! Check in begins at 7:45am and all participants may come early for FREE practice on the driving range! Don't forget to take a swing at winning some of the amazing prizes donated by our sponsors. Thank you for your support! If you are unable to make it, consider donating a team to firefighters, first responders, or police officers!
When you conjure up a list of characteristics that you hope to instill in your children, it’s likely that responsibility is one of them. Responsibility is a trait that needs to be developed in people over time, and those who have it are more likely to succeed in the future. When your children have the skill of responsibility they’re more likely to succeed in college, in their future careers, and in their personal lives. Is there anything better than that?
There are lots of great reasons that families choose to get into homeschooling and just as many reasons they may choose to get out of it. And once you’ve made the difficult decision to enter homeschooling journey how do you know what to do next? There are plenty of different schooling options from private or public school, charter schools, and even online schooling. But which option makes your child’s transition out of homeschooling the most successful?
Self-care is all the rage these days. The phrase is self-explanatory, but sometimes the culture surrounding it can be a little more than misleading. Here are a few parenting tips on how to (or how not to) care for yourself so that you can be the best parent and raise happy and healthy kids.