Family engagement nights provide positive exposure to learning environment
The Froebel Garden of Early Learning was a recipient of a grant for Family Engagement Nights for the 2014-2015 school year. As a result, they held seven family nights, each with a different theme. Their themes included: literacy, safety (K9 and police officer), movie, Dr. Seuss, Children’s Museum, math and a cultural potluck night. As part of the School Improvement Plan, their goal was to have 50% of their families attend at least one of the nights. They surpassed that goal with an overall family attendance rate of 57%. Of the 198 students that attend Froebel, 30 of the families attended 3 or more of the family engagement nights!
“We have heard rave reviews from everyone that attended. We have heard parents report that they feel a closer connection with the school, that their children have been begging to come to the family engagement nights, that this is a great way to get families engaged and that this has been a great “first school” experience. Since Froebel is a 4K/5K school, this is often the first school experience for our students, so hearing that we helped to make it great was truly the most significant story we had heard!” - Heather Witzke, School Social Worker