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A Warm & Welcoming Open House

Posted by brandnuheavy on October 15, 2010

Piney Branch held its Open House on Monday, October 11th. The event was an opportunity for parents to see their children’s classes in action. It was also yet another opportunity for the Action Team to put the Multicultural Criteria into practice. The Team primarily focused on taking steps to ensure that:

* The school fostered a warm and welcoming multicultural drop-in environment.

* Clear/transparent/consistent communication was provided between parents and other school stakeholders that was multiculturally sensitive.

Action Team projects included hanging posters announcing the event in apartment complexes surrounding the school. Parents were greeted in the school lobby by friendly patrols handing out school maps and Open House Tip Sheets for parents. The Tip Sheets were designed to help parents understand the purpose of Open House and how to get the most from it.

Fifth grade student patrols were posted in the hallways as escorts to help guide parents to classrooms.

Parents were encouraged to provide Open House feedback via an Action Team-created survey. More than 70 parents expressed views. School staff, the PTA and the Action Team will use the feedback to inform ongoing efforts to promote a thriving, multicultural Piney Branch!

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