Fostering Families as Partners Events in May

Hello families!

As our district strives to engage every family and strengthen the partnership between home and school, we have two exciting events planned for May.

- May 18: Parenting and the Brain with Kristin Souers – 6-7 p.m., virtual via Zoom

In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from Kristin Souers (lead author of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016 and Relationship, Regulation, and Responsibility: Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners-ASCD, 2019 ) about the importance of taking care of ourselves and our children. The goal of this parent night is to enhance the adult-child relationship. In this class, parents and other adult caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles, coaches, childcare providers, teachers, foster parents, etc.) will learn practical skills for how to engage children and teens, use effective communication, and gain an understanding of how stress can impact brain development and learning. Kristin has presented to our faculty many times and has been well received. We want to extend an opportunity to our families to share in this learning!

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- May 23: Holley’s Welcoming and Affirming Environment: A Community Equity Forum – 5:30-7 p.m., MS/HS Dining Hall

This forum is designed for families to learn about the district’s priority with creating a welcoming and affirming environment for all students. We recognize that when students see themselves in their curriculum; are engaged in relevant instruction to their lives, experiences, and interests; and feel welcomed and a part of their school, they will be successful academically, socially and emotionally. Come check out some examples and engage in conversations with different stakeholders to learn what equity work actually looks like in our district. Food and childcare will be provided!

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If you have any questions about these events, please contact Brendan Keiser, Director of Teaching and Learning, at 585-638-6316 x2591 or [email protected].

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