In Session: Sentiments from Silveri's Class

Engaging in Critical Conversations that Matter Most

Parent Portal

Dear FPHS AP Lit/Senior English Parents:

Thank you so much for entrusting me with the education of your children.   Know that I do not take this responsibility lightly and am honored by the opportunities it represents.  Just as you are always welcome in Room 305, you are always welcome to visit our online classroom.

Thus, this is an open invitation to you.  In this online workspace, you are welcome to participate in your child’s learning, but you are also welcome to collaborate and dialogue with other parents. Because conversation is an integral component of our classroom environment, we extend it far beyond the halls of Forest Park High School—even around the world.  When you have a moment, please take a look at our Visitor’s Map see how your child is participating in a global conversation about education and its power to transform the world.

To initiate the conversation, I offer you the opportunity to begin our conversation by responding to all (or some) of the following questions:

  • What is your greatest concern as a 21st century parent?  This could be a global issue, a local issue, or a personal issue (example: poverty, education, civil/human rights, etc.)
  • If you could offer any advice to your child(ren) about the value/purpose of education, what would it be?
  • If you could offer any advice to teachers about how to educate your child(ren), what would it be?
  • What services would you like to see your school/teachers offer for parents? This could be anything from a parent book club, basic math/literacy classes, a food pantry, childcare services during PTA meetings, technology training, etc.
  • Finally, do you have any free/lost-cost resources to offer other parents?  Here we are looking for all types of resources (example:  food, shelter, housing, childcare, healthcare, etc.).  However, please refrain from advertising your personal businesses to the group.  Remember:  The children are watching…and I will be moderating each post first.  :)

That’s it.  Now, it’s time to talk.  As with our classroom conversations, there are no right/wrong answers.  The truth reveals itself through thoughtful, critical conversation.  New questions will be added often, so feel free to visit and post as often (or as little) as you like.

FPHS AP English Parent Portal

Again, thank you so much for participating in our classroom discussion.  We know how busy you are, and your dedication to our success means more than you’ll ever know.  We absolutely cannot be successful without you.  You are appreciated in Room 305 today—and every day.

With Much Love and Respect,

Mrs. S and the AP Lit/Senior English Students


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