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Parents are a child's first teacher. They are also a child's best advocate all through school. To be effective in those roles, parents need information. That is why we have compiled the following list of information for your reference. Many of these are articles that cover a wide variety of topics, which are designed with one goal in mindto help you help your child become a more successful learner.

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Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. The publication addresses four “chapters” of a child’s life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and students’ lives. Learn more


Community announcements

Learn more about community events happening in and around GCSD


Helpful tips for parents:

Getting boys to read

How to help your children succeed in school

Getting beginning readers off to a good start

Parent Toolkit - From NBC News Education Nation


Helpful district resources for parents: 

Annual district notifications

Bullying prevention—Learn more about how to stop this intentional, hurtful act

Suicide prevention—Warning signs, crisis hotlines and community resources

Farnsworth Middle School Parenting Collection—FMS parents can borrow helpful books


Parent-teacher associations and organizations  

Guilderland PTA Council

Altamont Elementary School PTA

Guilderland Elementary School PTA

Lynnwood Elementary School PTA

Pine Bush Elementary School PTA

Westmere Elementary School PTA

Farnsworth Middle School PTA

Guilderland High School PTSA


Want to get involved? Download the building team brochure to find out about volunteer opportunities district-wide.