Parent Resources

Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and our parents model this every day.

As partners in the education of our children, families have the opportunity to spend time in the classrooms, sharing special talents and knowledge, helping with projects/events and leading by example.

We value our families and work to ensure a strong home-school connection.

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We are all life-long learners and avid readers! Here are some of our favorite titles. You can help support our fundraising efforts with your purchases through

Angela Duckworth: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
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Note from Karen:  This is a book I just started reading…first page talks about how rigorous the application process is for Military Academy West Point…couldn’t help but think of Jordan who was a Cornerstone student that just graduated from there!!! He has grit!!

The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About Kindness
See the 40 best Kindness books

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Teach Like A Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess

Conscious Parenting: The Holistic Guide to Raising and Nourishing Healthy, Happy Children by Gabriel Cousens

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking by Todd Nesloney

Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students by Daniel Rechtschaffen

Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergarten: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning by David Sobel

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Some of our Favorite On-line Places:

Children & Nature Network