- We will respect all members of our school community.
- We will create a safe and orderly environment for ALL students.
- We will set high expectations for learning and celebrate
- academic success.
- We will work together to eliminate achievement gaps.
Minnesota Parent Center Awards Family-Friendly Schools
(November 10, 2009) -- Four Minnesota schools were awarded as Family-Friendly Schools by the Minnesota Parent Center, Minnesota’s PIRC (Parental Information and Resource Center), a project of PACER Center. The awards were presented in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education as part of Minnesota Parent Involvement Month in October. Parents were asked to nominate schools for efforts to create a family-school partnership.
“Schools that invite parents to be partners in education realize that families play an important role in student success,” said Heather Kilgore, director of Minnesota Parent Center, MN PIRC. “We applaud these schools, along with the parents of their students, for demonstrating what strong school-family partnerships can achieve.”
The winning schools were: Woodland Elementary School, Brooklyn Park; Highland Park Elementary, St. Paul (Teresa Ciccarelli, principal); Zachary Lane Elementary, Plymouth; Cologne Academy, Cologne.
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"We’ve done some amazing things over our school’s 10-year history, and we are honored to be recognized as a Minnesota School of Excellence. More importantly, the rigorous self-assessment process has given us insights into how we can do even better to help all of our students achieve our school district’s mission.”
- Linda Perdaems, Principal
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