Communication Triangle

Communication is the Key to Student Success

Listening and communication with our parents is essential. Consequently, The French American Academy provides a place where parents and management can share ideas. We call it Head of school breakfast. Here, we listen to our parents’ concerns and continue to build an effective partnership.

Communication Triangle

Effective communication and collaboration between teachers, administration, and parents are essential for creating a supportive and nurturing environment that helps students reach their full potential. 

The communication triangle symbol is central to the values of the French American Academy. It represents our commitment to keeping our students at the center of all we do, with everyone working together to provide the tools and support students need to thrive and bloom.

To learn more about how you can contribute to this collaborative effort as a parent, visit our parenting tips page. Together, we can create a dynamic and supportive triangle that helps our students flourish. 

The Communication Triangle

Head of School Breakfasts
Building Connections and Sharing Information

When are Head of School Breakfasts held?

Once per trimester, the Head of School breakfasts take place from 8:30 to 9:30, with a maximum of 15 attendees to ensure a productive and fruitful conversation. Attendance at our Head of School breakfasts typically ranges from 8 to 15 parents. If you are unable to attend a particular session, don’t worry – the main points will be shared on the school’s blog afterward.

What topics are covered during the Head of School Breakfast?

At our Head of School breakfasts, the Head of School and Division Directors welcome parents and address any questions or concerns related to curriculum and school life. These gatherings also allow pedagogical leaders to share their vision and updates on curriculum developments, with various monthly topics covered.

Past topics have included:

    • The importance of play in young children and how to build inquiry out of a game
    • How to read and comment a report card with your child
    • What are MAP Assessments?


Guest Speakers at Breakfast:

Head of School Breakfast occasionally invites guest speakers, who are often experts in their field. Past speakers include:

    • Kara Imm from “Math in the City” to explain the professional development she was implementing with our teachers and the importance of number sense.
    • Laurianne Neidecker, psychologist, on how to reduce stress and anxiety in our children during a time of crisis. (Follow the link for more information on how the school responded to Covid-19 )


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