ELP Parent Meeting Agenda

Handouts for the parents:

  • Role Group webpages, e.g. parents working with hunters will be handed the ‘Hunter’s’ role group section
  • Any other section of this website which parents are using to assist with, e.g. costumes

1. What is a Fort Ross Environmental Living Program (ELP) all about?

  • Discuss the ELP philosophy – the value, the learning experience, etc.
  • Discuss Group activities – Cooks, Militia, Clerks, Hunters, Artisans and Gardeners
  • Overall schedule – Hand out sample schedules
  • Discuss night time activities and Night Watch

2. What do we need from parents in advance of the Fort Ross visit?

  • Discuss the importance for parents to encourage research, enthusiasm, and curiosity in all the kids coming on the ELP
  • Work with students to learn more about, imagine and recreate their 19th century character that they will role-play while at Settlement Ross.
  • Costumes – research and construct or purchase from a thrift store
  • Share special skills – Russian language, music, folk dance, cooking
  • Assign parents in role groups to work with the children planning for the day, e.g. menu planning, crafts projects, flag making, etc.
  • Go over the individual role groups with the assigned parents

3. What do we need from parents during the onsite visit?

  • Go over the roles and responsibilities of parents
  • Transportation and logistics – arrival scenario, rainy day schedule
  • Help with cleanup

4. Questions and Answers

5.  Schedule the next Parent Meeting