Hartsbrook Family Resources

Tools and Support

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Ways to Connect

Family Association

The Family Association is on a mission to create cohesion in our community at all levels:

  • with teachers, to support their ability to give our children the very best
  • with parents, to enhance our bandwidth so we can help each other when challenges come
  • with staff, to let their gifts shine to create a truly extraordinary environment
  • for our children, around whom this entire community shapes its hearts and action!

Contact:
Jennie and Lisa
FTA@hartsbrook.org

Meeting notes:
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Hartsbrook Family and Guardians Facebook Page:
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Hartsbrook Family Google Group:
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The FTA sponsors and supports...

Create soft fiber pumpkin and acorn sculptures to bring a bit of autumn into your home.
Click Here to Register and for More Information

Come together for performances by our community. A great family night!

Meditation helps us be less reactive and more thoughtful in our responses. How might our parents and community benefit?

Beat the cold and join together for an evening of a shared meal, contra dancing with a local caller, live music and great food!

A gorgeous river for swimming, bike trails, and a huge bonfire. Children and families to mix, mingle, and roam!

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Committee

We invite you to join us for IDEA meetings
  • To articulate a vision for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility at Hartsbrook.
  • To support and nurture the growth of Hartsbrook as an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible institution through development and support of specific initiatives.
  • To guide Hartsbrook on this journey through community engagement, research, and planning.
  • We work through a standing agenda each month and encourage the community to join us!

-The IDEA Committee

Engagement Opportunities

Teacher Support

A healthy parent-teacher or parent-advisor relationship is vital to creating a mutually supportive environment for your child through the years.

Support a productive learning enviornment

Families can support their teachers by providing a home environment conducive to learning, a quiet place for homework, adequate nutrition, a good night’s sleep, and limited exposure to media experiences. Please arrive at school on time or a little early!

Communicate with your teachers, they are your family's allies

Communicate with teachers about any significant happenings in your child’s life that will impact his/her/their school experience. Collaborate with teachers for possible tutor assistance or additional evaluations.  Attend parent/teacher conferences.

Keep informed!

Most important is to read the Weekly Bulletin emailed on Wednesday afternoons. Your class teacher will also send weekly or bi-weekly emails. The Hartsbrook website, particularly the Family Resources page, provides information about the school, events, meetings and athletic schedules.

Participate in your class' happenings

Attend class meetings, volunteer to chaperone, sign up to help with plays, join in on family trips. There are ways to be a part of and support class initiatives that will work with your schedule and interests!

Volunteer Support

The second area of parent engagement is through volunteering your time and talents to support the Hartsbrook community in building a strong school.

Join in festivals and special events

We invite all parents to participate in the annual Holiday Fair, including preparations and staffing of the event. You will be invited to participate in other events, celebrations, the Harvest, Winter and Spring Festivals and fundraising events.

Participate in community activities

Stop in for monthly Friday morning coffee, take a crafting class, help at an event, offer your skills – there are many ways to get involved.  Our community has so many gifts to share that support the school and enhance student experiences. What will you bring?

Participate in community work days

In the fall and spring we invite all members of our school community to participate in a fun work day to complete necessary projects as a community.

Be an Ambassador and help with community outreach

Full enrollment is the best form of long-range financial health for the school. Word of mouth from our present families remains the most effective means of increasing interest in our school. We invite you to assist the Enrollment Department in welcoming people to the Hartsbrook community (staff open houses, host international students, coordinate student art displays, or help organize community service projects).

Join the Family Teacher Association

All parents/guardians are invited to join and participate in the Family Association (FTA), as it builds deeper connections between parents/guardians and the Hartsbrook Community.

Financial Support

The third area of engagement is financial support for the Hartsbrook School and the education provided for your children.

Tuition

Tuition is the major source of revenue for the school, but we strive to keep that tuition amount affordable while supporting a vigorous academic, child-development focused curriculum.

Donate to Hartsbrook’s Annual Giving Campaign

The true cost of educating each child exceeds tuition revenue and must encompass support for tuition on the sliding scale for qualifying families and budgeted program costs. Like other schools, we ask families to invest in their child’s education, as they are able, by making a tax-deductible donation to Hartsbrook. more about ways to give

Shop at the Seven Sisters School Store

The Seven Sisters School Store combines physical and online sales. It is open every Friday during the Friday morning coffee time and at other times during the year. Profits support the school. more about our school store

Special fees

During the year, additional fees may arise, if, for example, tutoring, external consultations, or special services are recommended that the school does not provide. Other expenses may include: musical instrument rental or purchase starting in Grade 4, private music lessons, optional sports fees starting in Grade 5 and some optional high school class field trips (for example, Model UN). Assistance for these fees may be available.

In Support of our Extraordinary Community

“It may be the work with the animals in the barns, the bees in their hives, the care of the soil through building compost piles; perhaps growing a vegetable garden to feed the community or harvesting grains to mill and bake bread with. All these experiences, and many more, combine to connect our students with life on this planet, and what is needed to develop the skills to be knowledgeable and caring members of this global community – joining knowledge, a measure of grit and skill, combined with just the right amount of empathy. What a wonderful combination with which to step out into this new world”.

-Nicki Robb, Land Stewardship Director