Friday, September 18, 2015

Family Information Nights

It has been an incredible week.  Our staff and many of our families participated in Family Information Nights after school.  In case you missed it, here are the presentations from each night.

6th grade on Tuesday, September 15
5th grade on Wednesday, September 16
7th and 8th grade on Thursday, September 17

Each evening was different because of those in attendance and the way in which the information was presented, and that is a good thing.  Here are my highlights from the nights.

  • Families were able to ask questions, either during the presentations or afterwards.  The teachers were more than happy to answer the questions and in some cases, some of the families who have had children in the grade level before provided answers, too.
  • The presentations were accessible before the meetings on my website and were also on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The 5th grade team "flipped" their presentation by sending an email a week in advance so that families had the information and could have questions prepared.
  • The energy of the staff was electric.  It was obvious that they are passionate about their role as an educator.
As I think back on the three nights, I can honestly say that I am proud of the extra time and effort that our staff puts into our students, their families, and each other.  We have become a family, constantly growing and changing, looking out for one another, and sharing our successes and our struggles.  The ultimate characteristic of a strong family is the way in which the entire family nurtures and cares for their children.  I can say unequivocally that we embody this characteristic and that makes us the ultimate strong family.

Does anyone have any highlights that they would like to add?