Last week I attended one of the small gatherings for new parents being held this summer by the Advancement Office (in case you were wondering, this is the office responsible for admissions, development, alumni and parent relations, and communications). In addition to providing information about the school and coming year, we asked parents what had brought them to Randolph.
This was a group of parents with children going into Kindergarten. Moms, two of whom were alumnae, and dads mentioned wanting their children to love learning, be exposed to a variety of ideas, for school to be an adventure, and for their children to be in a culture where the common ambition was for students to attend four-year colleges. These are all things we believe they will find here.
As we were answering questions, I thought of the many posts on this blog that address these topics that I wanted to share with all of our new parents. My next post will be a round-up of posts that deserve a replay and may answer some of the questions our new families have about the School.
I would also appeal to you for ideas going forward in the coming year. We have an amazing variety of people here, with expertise in education and child development, who we can ask to help answer questions about learning, social and emotional growth, specific subjects, applying to college, playing a sport and trends in education.
What's on your mind? What questions do you have about Randolph in particular, school and parenting in general? What questions do you wish you could ask your child's teachers or school? The Communications Office is planning blog content for the year and we'd like to know what you'd like to know. You can leave a comment here or email me.