I have to say depending on the grade level they are in my answer may change for this. I have felt some years my student didn't have enough and one year that they had too much. Overall they have a good balance and try to teach the kids time management as they get older and to use their time wisely so they won't have a lot of homework for the evenings and weekends.
One of the many things Tanglewood teaches students is that they should never keep another student from learning. This teaches them they should respect their teachers and surrounding students and behave appropriately.
The school has a wonderful DARE program for the 5th grade that teaches kids about good decision making skills. They also have a fantastic integrated system for their special needs students that makes sure they spend as much time with their grade level as possible which is great for all students to learn and observe how everyone learns differently.
Tanglewood is a wonderful elementary school! My children love coming to school every morning and always come home happy with something new they learned to talk about. The office staff is welcoming and very helpful whenever you need to get a message to your student or take them out for an appointment. The teachers and paras are all wonderful people who seem happy to be at work everyday. They have a fantastic parent group that helps with hosting family events and fundraising for field trips and school supplies. We were very scared when we first walked in to Tanglewood 5 years ago because of the open concepts, but have been pleasantly surprised how well the kids learn and focus when they are older because of the skills they learned at an early age at Tanglewood.
This is a wonderful school that truly cares about children. We have had nothing but a postive experience. The staff always goes the extra mile for every child. I have seen them spend long hours working with a child in need, and also those that need extra enrichment! The parents are always welcome and encouraged to come up to the school to help in the classroom. The Principal is wonderful, she greets the students and parents by name every morning. I have always felt at home when I step in the door! I am not sure where the parent that made a comment in June of 2003 is coming from. I have to wonder if she or he had some issuses concering attendance, the school is required to take action according to state law. Aren't we all just looking out for what is best for all children. If parents won't do it, I thank the schools for making parents accountable for their childs attendance! Let's not bash a school that cares about every child's future! Thank you Tanglewood for providing a wonderful learning enviroment for my children!
I just read the comments from a parent regarding dr. appointments & such. My daughter has had several appointments, has come in late, I've had to pick her up early before, and the school has never once treated me disrespectfully, or questioned my intentions as a parent. I'm sure they have to question 'some' that perhaps are abusing the system, and perhaps causing difficulty for their own child. Our family has had nothing but the finest experiences at this A+ school. I have a kindergartner getting ready to start & I would think of no other school than this one to put him in.