Parental support and interest are essential components to any child’s success in school, even in a conventional program. In ExL, parent involvement is even more important. While time and work constraints may differ, every parent can contribute in some way to support and enrich Expeditionary Learning. Some parents are able to attend trips as drivers and chaperones (and they enjoy it). Others contribute in ways less direct, but just as important.
Below are some examples in which parents get involved.
- Fundraisers – Join one of the many fundraisers. They are lots of fun and you get to collaborate with some great parents.
- Expeditions – Sign up to drive or chaperone an expedition. They are all great fun and each offers a unique experience for the kids and the parents, as we get to see the kids learn thru hands on experience.
- Classroom Visits – Parents are welcome to come into the classroom and help teachers with preparing for the days lessons. Examples: making copies, setting up projects, helping grade, etc… If you have the time, please contact the teachers and offer to help. *Please remember to check in at the front office anytime you come on campus.
- Tutoring – Setting up an after school tutoring program is a great way to get involved. We currently don’t have a program set-up, but if you have the knowledge and desire work with the teachers to get one started.
There are monthly ExL Parent meetings to keep everyone informed and to plan fund raising events and expeditions. Parents have formed the Expeditionary Learning Parents Association, better known as the ExLPA.