My children have been going to Jydtsrup for 3 years now. I am extremely happy with this school. I have had very good teachers for all of my children. Even when I had questions, I went to the principal to discuss it. He listened to all of my concerns and addressed them. I think parents need to take more of a role in their children's education and stop blaming schools. This school has just recently gone through a trajedy of a loss of one of it's students. The principal and teachers handled it professionally while informing the parents as well. I suggest before you make any decisions, meet with the principal, Mr. Fydman and have him give you a tour. He is always willing to talk. I will miss this schools when my kids are no longer there.
I have found all employees at the school very easy to work with. Generally the office staff is helpful, the administration is extremely responsive, and the teachers do a good job. I think as parents we need to introduce ourselves and be part of the school. Once you have established a relationship with everyone things are great.
I agree with another parent about some of the awful support staff at Jydstrup. My child was so stressed out about interacting with the lunch lady, he'd break down before school if he had to buy a lunch, which we realized after many months. We now make sure he brings lunch. Finally we witnessed firsthand on more than one occasion how cruel she was to various students. Also, the office manager is rude and unprofessional, which sets a tone for the rest of the office staff. The way they treat students, especially when they think no parents are present, is appallingly mean-spirited. Not sure if the principal -- who seems to be a thoughtful, capable administrator -- doesn't have the authority to rid the school of these cancers or if he thinks this is appropriate behavior. There is also an unwillingness by teachers to pursue field trips, which is unfortunate for the kids. Sometimes creating a nice memory for the students is worth a little more effort, and the enthusiasm of the educators just falls short here.
I have a child that just attended Helen Jydstrup Elementary for first grade; & we loved it. We were very happy w/ his teachers; although there was a 1st grade teacher we became aware of that we were very happy to not have. Yet, we had a great experience overall. We were happy w/ & thankful of the politeness of the staff & students, the curriculum, events, & emphasis on holidays/celebrations & look forward to returning in the fall.
i ma a parent of a student who attended kinder and 1st grade this is a very good school!
I am a parent of a student who has attended Helen Jydstrup for just over 2 years. I have been happy with the overall quality of the school. However, when my son entered the program I was disappointed by the fact that there was no orginized programs for parents and guardians. There is no PTA, no after school clubs or in school programs. I have also been disappointed by the fact that holidays have not been celebrated and topics of these holidays not discussed in my childs classroom. I was told by a teacher that holidays present no educational value and that each school makes the choices to celebrate holidays or not. I later learned that the fact is, my childs teachers refused to celebrate holidays because the children acted 'difficult' during these celebrations in the past. I believe more scheduling and planning should be put into involving families and activities.
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