As a parent / guardian I realize I am my child’s most important educator. I further understand that my child(ren)’s teachers at school are dedicated professionals who make sacrifices to teach in a Catholic school.

In order to demonstrate my cooperation and support for the school, and to guide my child on right paths, I will:

Based on the 2016 data from the 5Essentials:

Ensure that our family prays and attends church together on a regular basis. Express my unconditional love for my child(ren) daily in my words and actions. Send my child(ren) to school properly fed, groomed, clothed, rested and equipped. Monitor my child(ren)’s use of TV’s, computers, games, telephones and other media. Keep track of my child(ren)’s company, whereabouts and activities at all times. Get my child(ren) to and from school on-time and provide proper supplies for them. Provide my child(ren) with any assistance needed for academic and social success. Expect my child(ren) to use respectful verbal and body language and facial expressions. Forbid my child(ren) to fight, bully, intimidate, tease, curse, whine or disrespect others. Restrict my child(ren) from being near or possessing alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons. Speak respectfully toward and about school personnel and others, even if I am upset. Refrain from lying for my child(ren) or making excuses for his/her/their bad behavior. Refuse to gossip, listen to gossip or make rash judgments related to the school. Communicate directly, openly, honestly and respectfully to resolve disputes at school. Adhere faithfully to the school’s schedules, policies, procedures and deadlines.

I understand that I teach my child lasting positive and (or) negative lessons through my own example, however, I choose to model respect, responsibility and reverence. Thus, I ask St. Philip Neri School and Church to support me in forming my child(ren) for good citizenship and the ways of Jesus Christ, the Savior..