Parents can now view a school’s evaluation of its implementation of the Wellness Policy for the 2013-2014 school year. This information is available at www.eriercd.org/schools.asp at the link for Parent Resources. Only schools that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast program were required to complete an evaluation. The Wellness Policy guidelines are also available for review at this site.
PARENTS AND TEACHERS, AN UNBEATABLE TEAM“When I was a child, my speech, my outlook, and my thoughts were all childish. When I grew up, I had finished with childish things.” So says St. Paul in 1 Corinthians. Who could possibly say it better? Working with God’s gifts, our children, for many years, we have learned that children interpret events in light of their own age and maturity. Their rendition of school happenings can miss the point. Parents would do well to remember exaggeration is a very common “childish” technique to influence an adult. If your child comes home with a negative report involving an adult, child, or event, a very solid recourse is to check with the primary source, his teacher. Neighbors, not on the scene and/or his peers cannot give you a complete picture of a situation that is a problem to your child. They do not have all the facts. If you decide to support your child against an authority figure, you are undermining some of that person’s ability to help and educate your loved one. At school we also follow this bit of wisdom. We take some of our children’s accounts of home and neighborhood happenings with a grain of salt ourselves. Mutual trust and charity between home and school can be a win, win situation for both of us. The main winners, however, are our children.