A bedrock commitment of Inly School is to work closely with parents to educate, involve, and engage them in the work of the school and the work of the students. We know that this partnership is of singular importance to the healthy growth and development of the child, and so we make every effort to communicate with and involve families in as many ways as possible to meet the needs and the time constraints of all families in our Inly community.
One of the many ways that we hope to engage and educate parents is through our Parent Insight Series that runs throughout the year. This year, the theme of our series is “Inside Inly Curriculum.” We hope that your Montessori Compass reports will provide deeper insight into your child’s work and our Montessori Curriculum, as our classroom portals, especially in Upper Elementary and Middle School, will continue to do as well. In addition, please mark the following events in your calendar – or, if you are unable to attend – be on the look out for the link to view a video of the discussion on the web.
Inly School – Parent Insight Series 2014-2015
9/9 – Tools for Transition, 8:30am
9/17 – UE Parent Talk, 6:00pm
10/15 – Discussing Adolescence, 7:00pm
10/24 – Inside Inly Diversity 8:30am
Middle School Teacher and Inly Diversity Coordinator, Paran Quigley, will facilitate this interactive presentation on developing multicultural competencies in children.
11/12 – Curriculum Night, 5:30pm
Travel from Toddler House to Middle School to learn more about the scope and sequence and approach to the writing or science curriculum at Inly.
11/12 – Going the Distance at Inly, 7:00pm
In this panel presentation, Admissions Directors, Alumni, and Alumni parents will speak about the admissions process, their respective high schools, and their experience with how Inly students who go the distance make the transition.
12/3 – OMRAN•NELSON Speaker Series, 7:00pm
Alfie Kohn “The Myth of the Spoiled Child”
As part of Inly’s commitment to being a center for teaching and learning on the South Shore, we open our doors to the community for an evening with innovative educator and thought leader, Alfie Kohn.
12/9 – Inside Inly Literacy, 8:30am
Join the Inly faculty to learn more about the balanced literacy program at Inly from Children’s House through Middle School. You’ll leave knowing more about what we do, and what you can do at home to support the development of a lifelong love of reading.
1/22 – Check Out the Next Level, 7:00pm
This evening presentation provides an in-depth look at each educational level at Inly. Parents of children transitioning to a next level are strongly encouraged to attend, but all parents are welcome to come to learn more about the different levels and programs at Inly.
1/30 – Inside Inly Technology, 8:30am
During this parent session, we will share Inly’s philosophy about technology, our curriculum, and tips and resources for parents to help them support their children in developmentally appropriate ways.
4/1 Spring Field Study, 6:00pm
This evening will give all parents of students who participate in end of year off-sites the essential information they will need to support this important experience for their child. This evening is highly encouraged for all, and mandatory for parents of sixth year students.
4/3 Inside Inly Math/Science 8:30am
Join Inly faculty from Children’s House through Middle School to learn more about the math and science scope and sequence at Inly. This presentation will include the why, how and what of math and science and Inly, and answer the question “is my child prepared.”
4/22 Teach Your Parent Night 5:30–6:30pm
This evening is a great way for parents to connect with their children around the work in the classroom. Guiding parents in their “work environment” gives students a sense of accomplishment and ownership that is so important in keeping them connected with the learning process.