Parent Education & Support

The purpose of our parent education events is to strengthen the child-parent-teacher relationships by offering programs, speakers, and publications that focus on Montessori educational principles and practices, parenting skills, and child development issues. It is essential that all Post Oak parents make a habit of attending these events offered by the school throughout the year.

In addition to the school calendar, The Post weekly e-mail will give notice of upcoming events. Parents are welcomed and encouraged not only to attend these events but also to assist in program development and in the support of particular events such as the Montessori Journey. Contact your child’s division director for more information.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Join Us for Montessori Talks

These talks are held every month during the school year. Join us to learn more about Montessori and a Post Oak education at each level from early childhood to adolescence. Both current and prospective families are encouraged to attend. RSVP below for details on how to join. Upcoming topics:

  • October 21: Intro to Montessori Elementary: Debunking the Myths! with Elementary Director Joseph Aken and Lower School Head Jeff Schneider
  • November 18: Toileting & Independence for the Young Child with Emily Hansen, Young Children's Community Teacher
  • December: 9: Montessori Outcomes: A Look at Adolescence with Maura Joyce, Head of School

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Important Note. This page relates to the school year in normal operation. For the 2020–2021 school year, please refer to our Planning page, which will be updated as needed and shared through The Post weekly newsletter.

Room Parent Involvement and Childcare

Room parents will also be encouraged to assist with promoting parent education events throughout the year. They will also be tapped for support of current programs and the creation of new ones each year. Volunteers for parent education events will be recruited through the POPA volunteer list as well.

Childcare is available for most evening events. To be eligible to attend, children must be students at Post Oak in the Primary or Elementary programs. The cost is $5 per child and will be billed on your monthly statement. Reservations must be made in advance through the front office and will be accepted as long as space allows.

Parenting Center at the Bissonnet Campus

Post Oak’s Parenting Center offers parent education books, articles, and DVDs for loan. If you have any materials that you would like to recommend or donate to the Parenting Center, please contact Houston Montessori Institute’s executive director, Mirani Smith.

Observation

We encourage you to visit Post Oak to learn as much as possible about the classroom. Please read the guidelines below carefully so that the children’s day will be as uninterrupted as possible, since some children may react to your presence. To minimize that disruption, please turn off your cell phone and do not make calls from the observation area. Please do not bring or use cameras, video recorders, or other electronic devices while inside or outside of the classrooms. 

After Your Visit

Observation is highly recommended before conference time; it gives parents a better view of how their child is working in the classroom. At other times, a parent taking the time to visit will give the child a sense of how much the work they do at school is valued by their parent.

Upcoming Events

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