It doesn’t take long for parents to discover that Belmont Day is a place that involves the whole family. On any given day attending Sharing Assemblies, cheering on athletes, applauding theatrical events, helping in the garden, discussing board committee matters, or engaged in diversity initiatives.
Welcoming Families and Students
The school and a sub-committee of the parents’ association make it a priority to support new students and families as they transition into the Belmont Day community. Overlapping with events that launch each academic year, activities include:
- Outreach by grade parents to welcome new families in the spring and summer after acceptance
- Classroom visits on the day before school starts in September
- Coffee for parents after drop-off on the first day of school
- Shared summer reading as basis for discussion and projects for each grade
- Curriculum nights for parents
- Parent socials with grade-level faculty and administrators
- New family information evening
We believe there can almost never be too much open, honest, and respectful communication between home and school. Our weekly e-newsletter, The Scoop, consolidates timely school-wide news. Other communication channels include conferences, progress reports, curriculum nights, Friday Folders of completed work, and parent learning forums.
All parents are members of the parents’ association and are encouraged to participate in any of the PA’s educational, social, and fundraising activities.
PA efforts include: grade parents • auction • book fairs • community service • enrichment assemblies • family fun night • parent workshops • class social events • fundraising • hospitality • library support • lunchroom flowers • PIN membership
Grade parents support PA events, facilitate communications between school and parents, and help teachers with activities such as classroom celebrations, field trips, and class plays.
Parent ambassadors give tours at open houses and serve as host parents to new families.
The board of trustees includes many parents as full members or as ad-hoc members of committees.