Matter of Principal - December

Matter of Principal - December
Posted on 12/01/2018

As we near the end of the first term it is hard not to be reflective. Time, as always, has passed quicker than anticipated. It seems like August was yesterday and the start of the summer, the day before. But it is November and we are approximately 25% of the way through the school year. It will be important as we head into the winter break that parents and students take time to relax and recharge. We understand that exams are looming in January, but time for friends and family is important, and as much as we talk about a healthy work/life blend for adults, students need a healthy balance as well. At FFCA, we believe parental and guardian relationships are key for a student's success. So how can parents contribute or partner with FFCA High School this time of year?

At the high school, parents are sometimes concerned that they are no longer needed or wanted as volunteers, nothing could be farther from the truth. If you are interested in volunteering at the high school then we can find a way for you to be a part of our campus. As much as volunteering is welcomed, we also understand that your partnership with the high school may not manifest itself in this traditional manner. Your "parent partnership' may take the form of driving our athletes to a competition, helping out with drama production, speaking as a special guest about your chosen career, being on parent council or even just sitting down and reading with your student every night because they are struggling with English Language Arts. If you are interested in volunteering, or want some advice on how to help your student, you contact any administrator.

The idea that we should all contribute to the community of FFCA in the same way does not seem to fit with the idea of "choice' on which the foundation of this school is built. You as a parent know your student as well as any of us, you know your talents and abilities and we would like to partner with you to make our school even more amazing that it already is. Let us know how you would like to contribute to the FFCA High School community.

Together in education,

Bharati Singh
Joshua Symonds
Susan Boyd