Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 18th at the CEC at 7:00pm. All parents and caregivers are welcome.
We will highlight some outstanding programs taking place in our district that are having a positive impact on our students. Our hope is that as parents learn more about these unique ways our students are supported, they might be inspired to volunteer or help bring these programs to all schools across the district.
“Lion Catcher” is an anti-poverty, non-profit, community-based coalition. The group provides services, structure and support to economically challenged kids and its goal is to empower and inspire communities to help overcome crime and poverty. The group currently provides after-school programs at some MSDWT schools and offers homework help in several apartment complexes in the district. Read more on their website: www.lioncatcher.org.
Dr. Lori Desautels
Dr. Lori Desautels is an associate professor at Marian University. Her area of expertise is Educational Neuroscience/Special Education. Currently “Dr. Lori” is working two days week with a team of fifth grade teachers in Washington Township Schools where she is implementing educational neuroscience strategies into the classrooms. We will learn from her how brain science can have a direct impact on student learning and performance. Learn more about Dr. Lori Desautels here: http://revelationineducation.com/about/
Playworks uses the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks creates a place for every child on the playground. Their goal is for every child to take this positive experience back to the classroom and back to their communities. The programs leads to a decrease bullying behavior, increase physical activity and supports learning. Read more about Playworks here: http://www.playworks.org
We will also have our regular committee updates as well as updates from our School Board liaison and the Superintendent.
NOTE: All parents & caregivers are welcome to participate in a discussion following the presentations. Parents can share their own ideas and experiences with the group and take what they’ve learned back to their own schools.