Parent Education: The Intention Behind Ad Fontes
Ad Fontes or Back to the Fountain is Peace Terrace Academy’s monthly forum for conversations on parenting, education, and the sound upbringing of children in the modern world; our aim being to go to the sources of wisdom and virtue and discover new ways of applying the principles in our modern world.
Ad Fontes Goals:
- Learning from classical and primary sources of knowledge and information to understand our role as parents better
- Schole or Restful parenting; building our understanding of the place and value of leisurely learning
- Response to urgent issues facing us as a community
- Learning to embody the principles of truth, goodness, and beauty
- Building strong family and community relationships
January Event: March 24th at 6PM
Building a Village
We view school as a collaborative experience for and by many, rather than simply an exercise in individual achievement. It is our heartfelt belief that the vitality of our community depends on the active participation of everyone in it. Families are involved as partners in their children’s education and contribute their time and talents in a number of different ways, depending upon their interests, abilities and availability. Some parents read to the children in the classroom and drive on field trips, some help coordinate annual school events such as our Transforming Education Luncheon, while others assist with fundraising and marketing.
Getting involved at Peace Terrace is a great (and fun) way to develop deeper relationships with other parents and families, with your child’s teachers’ and with the Peace Terrace staff and faculty. Parents are required to volunteer 20 hours in the year.
5 Ways to Serve
Parent Volunteer Program
1. Room Parents
Room Parents are the heartbeat of the classrooms. They provide support to the teachers, they get information to class parents regarding class events and activities, and they coordinate class trips and projects. Each class has designated Room Parents.
2. School-wide Volunteer
Work in the gardens, assist with plays and performances, contribute photos or articles to the Yearbook Club, help in the office, volunteer for events, and organize school events and parties, chaperone a field trip, help with bake sales, or sew a costume for the class play.
3. Fundraising and Community Building
Become a leader in bridging the financial gap at the school and help us to create a financially stable school for generations to come. Join our Leaving a Legacy Campaign, support and organize our Annual Supporters’ Dinner, inspire our students during the Read-A-Thon and Walk-A-Thon!
Volunteer to post flyers for school events; write online reviews or editorials about Peace Terrace Academy; spread the word about education at Peace Terrace Academy; invite friends to the school tours & orientations
5. Serve on the School Committee
The School Committee serves as the leadership team of the school and work toward the school’s long-term strategic goals.
We invite all Peace Terrace families to experience the benefits of becoming actively involved in our community.