What is Parent Today?
Parent Today is a free email 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. Parent Today 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. The companion website offers resources to subscribing families that encourage parents to be more fully engaged in their child’s academic life.
How do I sign up?
Mechanicville City School District residents can sign up at the Parent Today website: parenttoday.org.
Click on “Subscribe” at the top of the page to create a user profile. Fill in your name and email address and select your district.
Once you create your profile, you will begin receiving bimonthly newsletters and have access to the Parent Today website.
How often will I receive e-mails from Parent Today?
You will receive an email newsletter twice each month.
Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
Parent Today is provided free of charge by the school district.
Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?
The Parent Today team consists of more than 50 communications experts who support the effort of districts they serve to bridge the gap between families and schools. Many team members are parents who, though not "experts," know how to find expert answers to parenting issues and questions.
Why should I subscribe to Parent Today?
Dozens of studies since 1960 have confirmed the positive link between parental involvement and students’ improved performance in school. Parent Today offers simple strategies and tools that you can use at home to help your child make huge strides in the classroom. Parent Today provides research-based information that is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards and the developing Common Core Standards. We tap into our team of communications professionals as well as area teachers and school officials to develop content relevant to students in our area.
Am I going to start receiving junk e-mail messages?
No, as a subscriber to Parent Today you will only receive the twice-monthly Parent Today e-newsletter. The email address included in your Parent Today user profile is maintained on a secure database.