What did you do in practice?
Our hack was a transition event for the incoming 4th grade students and their families. The students were all coming from one of four primary schools to the elementary school. This was the first time these students and families would come together. We began by asking: What type of event could we put in place to better support our families?
Why did you do this implementation trial?
We wanted to have really honest and authentic conversations with our parents, also understanding the need for some vulnerability on our part. We heard that families were anxious. When we looked deeper, we realized we were missing an opportunity for families and teachers to get to know each other, to just socialize. And we needed kids to get together and just be kids. It was top of mind that this was the first time that families were mixing together into one school.