The importance of your child's education
EdPaRT committee members Marie Torosian and Elaine Meeks (courtesy
What does education mean to you?
In the last century education often meant children left home and were
forced to attend boarding schools. But in the 21st Century, that is no
longer the case and what your child learns has a lot to do with how you
as their parent or guardian, role model the importance of education.
As the EdPaRT committee continues to gather input
from all of the reservation communities beginning next week, people are
encouraged to think about education with the following:
EdPaRT committee members Jeanne Christopher and Leslie Caye (courtesy
Education is a holistic, lifelong,
multi-generational process that starts with quality pre-natal care and
continues with efforts to insure physically and mentally healthy
children to build the foundation for the future.
Education involves all learning environments
including the home, school, community, plus the spiritual, cultural and
natural worlds. Education requires the whole community to teach, mentor
and guide the child.
Education is measured in part as achieving growth
academically, intellectually, socially, culturally, physically and
EdPaRT committee members Andy Holmlund and Molly Billedeaux (courtesy
Education requires the community
and family to establish goals and expectations early and to reinforce
Beginning this coming Wednesday, September 22, in
Arlee, at the Community Center, the EdPaRT committee will host its
first of eight meetings, which will focus on gathering community input.
Each community meeting will begin with dinner
served at 5:30pm, followed by EdPaRT's presentation. Parents, students,
community members, elders, and guardians are encouraged to come and
"chew the fat" with the group on what education means to you.
||THHS Diabetes Center
||Indian Senior Center
||Joe McDonald Health Center
||THHS conference room
||THHS Fitness Center
||Indian Senior Center
|Dinners will be served
p.m., presentations at 6 p.m.
& Review Team Contact Information
those who cannot
make any one of the eight meetings planned, the EdPaRT's contact
information is listed below for you to contact them with your input:
||676-3390, ext 3200; 676-0977 (h) 250-5999
||644-2217, ext 6302
||883-6355; 676-2885 (h)
||676-3390, ext 3209
||676-4509, ext 6113; 833-2511 (h)
||745-3525, ext 5021; 726-3831 (h)
||675-0292, ext 2201; 726-4489 (h) 824-2118
||883-6333, ext 502; 883-5850 (h)
||745-2747; 675-0160, Ext. 2104