Parent-teacher communication is one of the most crucial building blocks for being successful. That success isn't just related to academics either. It can help in how a child and their view of others matures on their path toward adulthood as well.

For five days a week, children split their time between two different types of role model. Their primary role models are, of course, their family: their parents, guardians, siblings, and extended family. The second type of role model is their school family: teachers, fellow students, and other school staff.

“In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection.” -Plato

As parents and educators, we’re not aiming for perfection! But by integrating education and physical activity, we can help our children attain excellent outcomes. We can equip them with the tools and mindsets they need to thrive today - and as they grow into tomorrow. Why are athletics so critical in this endeavor? Let’s find out!

Circling the Emmanuel Lutheran campus in West Asheville is the Emmanuel Greenway. It's a great course for getting in a few extra steps, prepping for your next race, or just walking your pets. Four exercise stations on the trail were constructed as an Eagle Scout project. View the video below.

Choosing an elementary school is one of the most important decisions you make for your child.

Every facility will present its environment and qualities in a positive light. This means you need to ask some questions and do some digging. These are key questions that will bring light to important elements of what a school can provide.

These are the the final four of nine key questions to ask when looking for an elementary school.

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