Dear Bush Community,
“The most important factor in any school is the teacher.” —Helen Taylor Bush
One of the pleasures of working in a K-12 school is watching the growth, progress, and maturation of the children in our care; from the timid Kindergarten student exploring letters, sounds, words, and meanings, to the intrepid Twelfth Grade student solving a complex math problem and sharing her discovery with her classmates. As teachers, we relish observing students unlock the mysteries of the world around them.
Our role is not limited to helping students learn about the world they will inhabit and impact. We are committed to using our experience and expertise to give parents an additional window into their children’s development and how to support the journey to adulthood. At The Bush School, we work closely with families to help them better understand their child’s strengths, progress, and challenges. This is just the beginning. We host grade level meetings, roundtable coffees, topical guest lectures, and facilitated parent/guardian gatherings. These robust parent education offerings incorporate parenting tips and strategies on everything from a child’s developmental stage to navigating twenty-first century parenting.
As a school, we know that learning is enduring. Well into adulthood, we remain curious about the world, including how our children’s minds work, how and why they form attachments, what motivates them, when to let go, and when to hold them more tightly. We’re a community of learners and are deeply committed to parent education at Bush because we believe that raising children is a partnership between school and home.
We have created a series of offerings on myriad topics that can serve as a resource, or even spark your own passion or curiosity. This year, our parent education series will culminate in a city-wide event in April: our third annual Parent University. This half-day workshop features Dr. Dan Siegel, author of numerous parenting books and founder of Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA and the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization focused on interpersonal neurobiology.
I hope that you will join us for many of these events, particularly Parent University. Click here to download a full calendar of this year’s parent education events.
Percy L. Abram, Ph.D.
Head of School