What did you do in practice?
Family STEAM Night provided an opportunity for families to attend an inclusive event for students in grades K-4. We brought in a wide variety of outside vendors from Beaver and Allegheny counties to acquaint our families with many of the family oriented businesses in the surrounding areas. In addition, the group of teachers who attended worked with and visited with families to help build that parent-school connection.
Why did you do this implementation trial?
Our student base has been changing. Shell Corporation had started to build a plant in Hopewell and this has led to a change in demographics. How could we make these families and students feel welcomed and how could we make sure that students saw themselves in our school? After COVID, we wanted an opportunity for all our families in the three elementary schools to feel welcomed, excited and connected to teachers and the school.