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Awesome Turnout for MSA Night!

Posted by brandnuheavy on February 4, 2011

A great evening for the faculty, students, and parents at Piney Branch ES.

 The flyer read: Come and learn about how to help your students prepare for the upcoming MSA tests. But the more than 170 diverse parents and students who filled the Piney Branch ES all-purpose room Thursday night gained that and so much more–new awareness, connections, and power.

Check out the evening in pictures:

Dad and daughter ponder a math question.

There was a large, diverse crowd. Just about every seat in the all-purpose room was filled.

This mom receives Spanish translation via headphones.

Third grade teacher Kristen Dunlap helps a student with a practice question.

Kara Tymon (assistant principal) listens as parent Vineda Myers opens the evening with a community-building exercise.

Fifth grade student Winston shares tips for online test practice.

Test practice website is projected for everyone to see.

A young man eager to share his answer.

Parents and kids working together.

Parents wrote letters to the school board (in their native languages) requesting more school funding.

Parent volunteer Lora Dunn hands out goodies (pencils and sharpeners).

Fifth grade student Eldon solves a door prize puzzle.

One Response to “Awesome Turnout for MSA Night!”

  1. […] well-attended MSA event was held at Piney Branch Elementary School on February 3rd (see earlier blog post). But, even with the great parent and student turn-out at that event(more than 170 attendees!), […]

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