A child’s greatest teacher is his/her parents, and LEAP Academy values the enormous role our parents play in the education of our students.
A caring and well-informed parent population is a cornerstone of LEAP Academy’s model of holistic learning, and parents are a welcomed presence in the day-to-day affairs of our school. Whether it’s as a volunteer teacher aid in our early grades, a chaperon on a class field trip, or a parent representative on our Board of Trustees, LEAP parents are one of our most invaluable resources.
Each year, parents sign a Parent Partnership Agreement that pledges their commitment to LEAP’s school policies, to being an active partner in their child’s education, and to volunteering a minimum of 40 hours of involvement at the school.
Our parent involvement is facilitated by offering two parent organizations: the LEAP Parents Council and the Rutgers/LEAP Parents Academy for School Reform. The Parents Academy specializes in monthly parent training series intended to strengthen parent leadership, while the Parents Council offers a community of fellow parents that extends well beyond the school’s doors.
Learning does not end with the school day. At LEAP Academy, our parents are counted on to continue student learning and to be and active partner in their child’s education. Whether at home (studying or checking homework) or at the school (meeting with teachers and staff) LEAP parents maintain a visible presence in their children’s learning.
In order to facilitate parent involvement at the school, LEAP Academy created a Parents Council. The goals of the Parents Council are to:
Uphold and follow the LEAP mission and vision;
Engage parents in events and activities throughout the year;
Fundraise for the Alfredo Santiago Scholarship Fund and other activities and initiatives within the school;
Activate and train parent leaders to take on roles of headship; and
Advocate and lobby for charter schools.
Monthly meetings are held at either school from 6–8pm when parents are given information on current school events and allowed to openly discuss school matters. The Council also hosts parent training classes, which offer LEAP parents the opportunity to learn and ask questions about common parenting practices and issues they face with their families.
Please contact the Parents Council for more information on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved at the school.
Important EVENTS for May
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Parents As Partners Parenting Training, every Tuesday during the month of May beginning
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 and ending on
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 (that's only 4 classes) for New LEAP Families who have not yet completed their PAP classes as your parent commitment stated in our LEAP parent contract.
Attention Parents: Risse Brothers School Uniforms has a new location. Click here for more information
ESL Letter to Parents
Policy and Regulations for Bilingual and ESL
NJ Approved SES Providers
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Parent Letter
LEAP Policy on Parent Engagement
Objection to Release to Military Recruiters Form
Parent Agreement Form
Policy Parent Organization
Parental Engagement Update March 2011
Supplemental Educational Services Enrollment Form
Vanessa Jones, Family Engagement Coordinator
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