What is the Salisbury Morse Place Community School Association?
The community school association is your "parent-teacher council." It's an
organization that through the co-operation of parents and school staff attempts
to meet the goal of obtaining a successful learning experience for the students
- early and middle years - of Salisbury Morse Place School.
As indicated in The Family is Critical to Student Achievement, a
survey of research published by the National Committee for Citizens in
Education (a U.S. non-profit advocacy group):
The evidence is now beyond dispute. When schools work together with families
to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout
life. In fact, the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school
is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student's family is
1. Create a home environment that encourages learning;
2. Express high
(but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future
3. Become involved in their children's education at school and the
What does this mean?
Through a partnership between school staff and parents, we can develop a
school environment that is positive, supportive, and stimulating. An environment
that helps students to meet their academic goals while developing positive
attitudes and respect for themselves and others.
Most importantly the community school association provides a forum for
discussion, a source of information for parents, and an effective means of
communication between the school and the community.