Fall 2009


About This Issue
HaYidion Parents Autumn 2009

Parents are the school’s primary clients—and often, the most difficult stakeholders to manage. Acquire wise guidance for engaging parents, turning them from clients to genuine partners in the work of the school and their children’s education. At the same time, learn tactics and strategies for working with “difficult” parents through effective policies and boundaries.

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Articles From This Issue

  • Parents as Partners
    Patrick F. Bassett
  • When Two Worlds Meet: Parent Reactions to What Children Bring Home From School
    Alex Pomson
  • What Parents Should Hear From Day School Leaders
    Jill Kessler
  • What Do Day School Parents Really Think? School Leaders Get Their Own Report Cards
    Bonnie Hausman and Suzanne Kling
  • The PTO: Forging Connections at School
    Zvi Schoenburg
  • What to Expect When It’s All Unexpected: Parenting a Middle Schooler
    Jeffrey Kobrin
  • Building the Buzz: Parents as Ambassadors for Jewish Day School
    Rebecca Egolf
  • Wearing Two Hats I: Parents as Board Members
    Audrey Goldfarb
  • Engaging Parents for a Successful Parents Fund
    Ryan Carmichael
  • Grandparents: An Untapped Resource
    Gary Drevitch
  • Wearing Two Hats II: Parents as School Employees
    Nehemia Ichilov
  • Some Varieties of Problem Parents
    Paul Shaviv
  • Pebbles in our Sandals: Difficult Parents in the Jewish Day School Setting
    David A. Portnoy
  • From the Editor
    Barbara Davis
  • Between the Match and the Fuse: Mussar Advice for Day School Parents
    Alan Morinis
  • From the Desk of Susan Weintrob, RAVSAK President
    Susan Weintrob
  • Bookcase
    RAVSAK Staff
  • Arnee Winshall Named First Board Chair of RAVSAK
    RAVSAK Staff