Parent Education

Join us for these engaging sessions where we learn and grow together.

The Saint Mark’s School Parent Education program extends from our commitment to the community. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for parents to engage in open discussion, workshops, and speaker sessions, where they can gain valuable resources, new ideas and insights, practical advice, and support from the Saint Mark’s community.

Responsive Classroom 101 Night for Parents

November 8, 6:30 pm
Saint Mark’s invites parents to participate in an interactive evening to learn the guiding principles and core teaching practices fundamental to Responsive Classroom. Responsive Classroom is a research-based approach to education that brings together social-emotional and academic learning to build competencies that influence engaging academics, positive school culture, developmentally responsive teaching, and effective management. Responsive Classroom 101 will be led by our faculty, Division Heads, and an expert teacher trainer.

Ages and Stages with Sharon Lee, Janel Umfress, and Maggie Young

Grades 1 & 2
September 20, 8:30-9:30 am
October 25, 8:30-9:30 am
November 8, 8:30-9:30 am
Upper School (grades 3-6) in the spring

An opportunity to hear about what to expect in your child’s development at different stages, as well as how our program is designed to meet their needs. Our student support team of learning specialists will present developmental stages for your child’s emotional, cognitive and educational development. We also will allow time for Q&A.

A Morning of Multiplication and Division

November 9, 8:30-9:30 am
Join our Math Coach Maggie Young and learn how multiplication and division are taught at Saint Mark’s using the Singapore Method. This Parent Education session will be tailored to help parents who have children in grades 2-4. We will discuss best practices in mathematical number sense, use hands-on manipulatives, and practice abstract algorithms.

Technology Session with Cyber Expert Lori Getz

Grades K-4 Parents
November 28, 8:30 am
Redefining Internet Safety: A full explanation of how kids use technology, how to keep them safer, rules and guidelines worth implementing, and a new way of discussing privacy, friendship, predators, and overall health.

Grades 5 & 6 Students and Parents
December 5, 8 am
Our Relationship with Technology: This program helps facilitate more meaningful conversations between the students and their parents regarding stranger awareness, personal safety, screen time, gaming, texting, and social networking interactions.