Parent Today

POSTED 6/27/2013
Sign up for the free Parent Today e-mail newsletter
Parent Today is a free email newsletter available to all OESJ families. The newsletter and companion website are 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. 

Sign up today at Parenttoday.orgClick on the “Sign Up Now” button at the top left of the page to create a user profile. Fill in your name and email address and select a password. You will also be asked to enter a district identification number, which for OESJ is 13452. 

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions. 

Q. How often will I receive e-mails from Parent Today?
A. You will receive an e-mail newsletter twice each month.

Q. Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?
A. Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service. Capital Region BOCES provides educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of our students and school districts. Our 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 of our team members are parents who, though not "experts," know how to find expert answers to parenting issues and questions.

Q. Am I going to start receiving junk e-mail messages? 
A. 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. The school district and Capital Region BOCES do not provide any information about Parent Today subscribers to any third parties for any purpose.

Q. I have an School News Notifier (SNN) profile. Do I need to create a new one to receive Parent Today? 
A. Yes, you will need to create a new profile to receive access to Parent Today.

Q. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
A. No, Parent Today is provided free of charge by the school district. 

Q. Why should I subscribe to Parent Today?
A. 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.