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The Canajoharie Central School District encourages parents to sign up for Parent Today, a free e-newsletter that provides tools and information to encourage parents to be even more engaged in their children’s education. Click here or on the icon to the right to go to Parent Today.

Parent Today is an award-winning opt-in e-mail newsletter delivered to parent's email inboxes twice a month. It features easy-to-read, blog-style posts talking about what matters most for families. Parent Today addresses important, age-appropriate topics and gives easy-to-implement strategies. It also provides information to help families learn about the dramatic changes taking place in school curriculum and public education, so families can continue to be active partners in their child's education. Subscribers can access the Parent Today website for ongoing information and support in raising an educated child.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Parent Today?

A. Parent Today is a free e-mail 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.

Q. How do I sign up?

A. Click on the Parent Today icon on the district website homepage, which will bring you to the Parent Today website, or visit www.parenttoday.org. Click “Subscribe now” at the top left of the page to create your user profile. You will be asked to fill in your name and e-mail address and select a password. Then choose your school district from a drop-down menu and enter your district specific “ID.” Canajoharie's five-digit subscriber code is 13317. Once you create your profile, you will begin receiving bimonthly newsletters and have access to the parenttoday.org website.

Q. Who can sign up for Parent Today?

A. Canajoharie can offer Parent Today through its communications contact with Capital Region BOCES. Residents of the district can sign up through a link on the district's website or at www.parenttoday.org.

Q. How do I log in?

A. On the Parent Today home page, enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields and press the Login button.

Q. How often will I receive e-mails from Parent Today?

A. You will receive an e-mail newsletter twice each month.

Q. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?

A. Parent Today is provided free of charge by your school district.

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. 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.

Q. How can I submit a story idea?

A. Submit your story idea here.

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. How do I unsubscribe from Parent Today?

A. To unsubscribe, visit the Parent Today homepage and log in. Click on “my account,” and you’ll find an unsubscribe button there.

Q. Where can I get printed copies of the stories?

A. Hard copies will be available in the library of each school in the district.

Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service.