farrah howard

Hello, City Neighbors students and parents! As we journey into this upcoming school year, let’s make an effort to come back together! We all have busy lives with work, chores, kids, shopping, social events, and all the other daily activities that consume our time.  However, let’s take time to regroup with one another. Try putting in place a “communication time” where we, as parents, get an update on our child’s day and let our kids know how we’re doing, as well.

It’s never too late and your child is never too old–especially high schoolers–to ask them about homework, school activities, and friendships. Our tasks sometimes take over and we don’t find the time to know what’s going on in school.  But if we set up a system of knowing when, where, who, and what, then we can help our kids succeed and have a great school year!

We all chose to send our kids to a City Neighbors school because of the type of learning environment we want our kids to be in, but teachers can’t do it alone.  Ask yourself if you know a parent of three of your child’s friends.  Perhaps create a parent buddy system when, if you’re working late, your child could get a ride and maybe stay with them until you get home. Then return the favor when and if you can.

None of us want to relive elementary, middle, or high school. But if we all walk through the doors on September 4–hand in hand–then I know we’ll have a prosperous school year, full of knowledge and caring.  Like a family.

Farrah Howard, Board President, City Neighbors High School