If you are the parent of a preteen or early adolescent, you may find yourself wondering what is going on with your child, or more specifically, what is going on in your child's brain.
It is hard to believe that I have only "officially" been part of the Turning Point community for a little over three months. The warmth and generosity I have experienced, both as a parent and as a Head of School, has made me feel so welcomed, appreciated, and included.
Please join me for the first event in our Parent Speaker Series, "Positive Communication with Children," next Wednesday, October 19, from 8:30-10:00 am, with Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW.
Turning Point School was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a California Green Ribbon School (bronze category). Our sustainability programs, such as Dirt to Dish, composting, No Waste Lunches, service learning trips, and the Carpool Challenge make Turning Point stand out among our peer schools.
When I ask Turning Point community members what qualities they think our alumni developed at Turning Point, almost everyone says, "leadership," "confidence," and "problem solving."
Whether your family enjoys time together playing board games, cooking, hiking, checking out new restaurants, shooting hoops, or listening to podcasts, with the advent of the new school year there is simply less time for the simple pleasure of unpressured family time.
At Turning Point, we raise resilient children who can flourish in any environment. Children are active participants in every aspect of their own education, and we leverage their creativity and enthusiasm to effect positive transformation.
Both our youngest and oldest Turning Point students faced big challenges last week. The compelling stages of childhood developmentÑwhich makes this a special time for parentingÑis fascinating to witness as an educator.
What an amazing first day! I may not quite yet have succeeded in my quest to get to know each of you personally, but I am well on my way. And what I did learn about our community in just one short day is both inspiring and reassuring.