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Family-School Connections

Families are integral and highly valued members of the Fort Hill community. Parents are welcomed in the classrooms and participate in many ways in the school community. We believe that children benefit significantly when teachers and parents regularly and openly communicate and in the process develop positive relationships.


Documentation and Blogs

The educators at Fort Hill seek to make learning visible and foster a sense of community through electronic communication. The weekly Friday documentation and the regular classroom blogs are available to families on a secure website. We encourage families to participate in the process of curriculum development and seek to provide opportunities for discussion.

Conferences, Assessment and Reporting

Conferences are offered as an opportunity to exchange information and discuss children's learning and development. Formal conversations with parents are held three times each year, and teachers prepare written reports at least twice a year. The preschool program uses the Work Sampling program to guide the development of each child's Portfolio. Teachers or parents may initiate conversations at any time of the year.

Parent Meetings

Parent Meetings are held several times during the year and provide opportunity for dialogue and for learning together.

Social Events

Each classroom plans a potluck dinner in the fall and in the spring. The tradition allows families and teachers to communicate in a relaxed social setting.

The PTO plans a variety of social, fundraising and community service events for families and teachers.




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