Parent Today e-Newsletter and Website
Your Tools, Your Terms, Your Time
Parent Today is a free resource, consisting of
an e-newsletter and a website, to help parents coach and
encourage their children through four chapters of their
education – early learners, elementary, middle years and
Parent Today provides parents with the tools and
information they need to be even more engaged in their
children’s education. It is provided free of charge to
families in Monticello Central School District, but subscribers must have
Internet access and an email address.
The opt-in Parent Today email newsletter is delivered to
subscribers twice a month. It features easy-to-read,
blog-style posts with information about what matters most to
families. Each bimonthly e-newsletter addresses important, age-appropriate
topics and gives examples of easy-to-implement strategies.
It also provides information to help families understand the
dramatic changes taking place in school curriculum and
Subscribers can also access the Parent
Today website for ongoing information and support in dealing
with the challenges of raising an educated child.
Relevant Issues for All Students
Parent Today provides content applicable to all
grade levels, including pre-schoolers.
- Early Learners: Explore
how parents can help instill basic concepts and teach
beginning problem solving - with a focus on activities that
encourage skills development, knowledge, and ways of
thinking and learning. Parent Today offers ideas for parents
to encourage age-appropriate social development and school
- Elementary School: During
the elementary years, children are acquiring tools and
skills that will aid them later in life. Parent Today looks
at how parents can encourage better communication skills,
decipher learning styles, instill study skills and address
stress management. Parents can explore issues their children
may face in school – both social and academic. Get tips on
how to foster a love of learning through challenging times.
- Middle Years: Tweens and
early teens face a whole new set of challenges in middle
school. As they move toward increased independence, they
still need parental guidance and boundaries. Parent Today
offers insight on helping children make the transition to
middle school, dealing with sticky situations and
understanding a child’s emotional development. By
encouraging children to try new endeavors and encouraging a
positive attitude toward education, parents can help ease
the trip through middle school.
- High School: As students
prepare for life beyond high school, they need to build
skills to help them become self-sufficient. Parent Today
will focus on areas in which parents can encourage
responsibility and decision making, instill values and
foster independence. This includes tips on how parents can –
and why they should – stay involved as their children move
through the teen years.
Sign up for Parent Today
Monticello Central School District residents can access
the Parent Today website and sign up to receive the
free, opt-in e-newsletter. Begin by visiting the website at
www.parenttoday.org and then:
- In the top left corner, click on “Not a
subscriber? Sign up now!” to create a new user profile.
(Returning users can log in with their email address and
- Fill in all of the requested information, including your name and email address,
on the "Member Sign-up" webpage
and select a password.
- When registering, you will be asked to enter
a district identification number. Enter district ID
12701 for Monticello schools.
- Once you create your profile, you will begin receiving
bimonthly newsletters and have access to the Parent Today
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