By Donna Li, Steering Committee
As the D’Evelyn community enters its 25th academic year, it is a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of our students over the years and to reflect on the dedication of many individuals whose contributions are invaluable. Today, administrators, teachers, and other staff continue to partner with parents, students, and other community members, working together towards the common goal of helping students achieve in a rigorous program. To that end, communication among these various groups is important, and the Accountability Committee is key as it is charged with coordinating their input with regards to monitoring, evaluating and improving school progress (FD 47). The Accountability Committee serves in an advisory role to and is under the auspices of the Steering Committee, the governing board of the school (FD 49).
Are you a parent who would like to be a part of this legacy? D’Evelyn was founded by parents whose vision for the school is detailed in the Founding Document. One very important aspect of this vision may be found in the Philosophy Statement. “Parental involvement will be strongly encouraged” (FD 6). This idea is further emphasized in the Program Narratives. “The D’Evelyn Program has been conceived by parents, and they will continue to be an integral part of its functioning. All parents, students, and staff must understand and embrace the philosophy of the school” (FD 18). The Steering Committee and the Accountability Committee extend an invitation to the community to attend the September 11th Accountability Meeting at 5:30 in the library. This first meeting of the year is important as we will share specific ways you can be involved and make a difference. We hope to see you there!
By Gina Coco, Steering Committee
D’Evelyn is celebrating 25 years of academic excellence this school year! If you are one of those parents that love our school, but are unsure how to give back, we need you to support our program. Please attend the September 11, 2018 Accountability meeting at 5:30 pm in the library.
Steering Committee and Accountability Committee are working together to gather important input, perform evaluations to identify potential improvements, and recruit parents to serve on hiring, textbook and curriculum committees. Here is how you may be a part of sustaining D’Evelyn’s academic excellence:
1. Read our Founding Document before the first Accountability Committee (AC) meeting. This will provide you with insights and ideas as to where you may best help our school.
2. Attend the first 3 AC meetings to discover where you can help. We will be educating our community on our program and offering new opportunities for parents to engage in the continued success of the school. Subcommittees will be established and training dates will be scheduled.
3. Evaluate the opportunities that best suit your skill set and interest. Bear in mind, expertise may be helpful, but is not required. Passion and energy are most critical!
4. Participate in the training, subcommittee or research that most excites you.
Make this the year that you choose to get involved. Parents who chose to get involved are critical to D’Evelyn’s continued success.
Steering Committee and Accountability Committee would like to thank our community in advance for your attendance and participation. We have an amazing parent community that will step up to be a part of our continued success! Cheers to celebrating 25 amazing years of academic excellence!
The Steering Committee is the governing board of the school and establishes policies designed to maintain and enhance its liberal arts philosophy. The Steering Committee appoints Directors to the Board of the D'Evelyn Education Foundation.