It Takes a Community
At Havern School, we believe that parental involvement is a critical component of providing a meaningful and fulfilling educational experience to our students. Parents and families are an important part of our close-knit and caring community.
There are many ways that you can get involved, from volunteering for field trips to helping with fundraising events that generate much-needed resources for the school. Our active parent association, Parents for Havern, assists with and supports a variety of school activities.
We welcome and encourage your participation at any level.
Parents as Partners
Parents are our best allies in helping their children learn. As a parent, you know more than anyone else about your child. From the very first day, we strive to create a two-way line of communication between parents and Havern faculty. The school year begins with individual in-depth “essential conversations” between teaching teams and parents. This is a time for parents to share insights and concerns about your child with the child’s teachers.
We encourage parents to communicate with teachers throughout the school year via phone, email and scheduled meetings. Formal parent-teacher and parent-therapist conferences take place in October and February, and parents are welcome to make appointments at other times to discuss any questions or concerns. Comprehensive reports are mailed to parents in early May, detailing student testing results, observations and recommendations.
Welcome to the Havern Parent Community
“As parents of Havern students, we belong to a unique community. We are parents who are compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental, knowledgeable and supportive because we are all on the same special path—parenting a child with a learning disability. This path is one of acceptance. At times, it can be exhausting and frustrating. But all of our paths have led us to Havern School – a place where our children are understood – and where the focus is on their strengths and not their weaknesses. I am grateful to be a part of this community. We give each other strength and understanding. We are unique—we are all Parents for Havern.”