Granville CSD hoping for increased parental attendance at events

B y Jaime Thomas

Throughout the next few months, Granville School District has a number of events planned aimed at engaging parents in their children’s learning.

Officials have planned these events in order to help children transition into new state Common Core standards.

“With today’s rigor in the curriculum, we need to work together,” said Diane Dumas, principal of Mary J. Tanner primary school. She said the events aim to give parents an understanding of and ideas for how to support what students are doing in school.

“We’re trying to allow parents opportunities to learn about what’s going on with their children’s education,” Dumas said.

Jane O’Shea, principal at Granville Elementary School, agreed.

“We wanted to reach out to families to see what’s going on in the district. We want parents to come in and ask questions,” she said.

Two such events are coming up in the beginning of the new year.

On Jan. 7 there will be a math fun night for grades kindergarten through eight at the elementary school.

O’Shea said it will be a fun, interactive evening, with Senior Math Specialist Heidi Bromley on hand to show parents and children how to play games that go with the Common Core math curriculum. Food will be offered as well.

Several weeks later on Feb. 1 will be a winter carnival, which O’Shea said was created in response to a community forum on social issues.

The event will be open to grades kindergarten through 12, and Dumas said it will include food, games, face painting and information booths.

School officials say that while many parents attend sporting events or other fun activities, it is the same few that regularly show up to academic events.

“We want to encourage them to not only do the fun events,” Dumas said. And O’Shea agreed.

“When reality sets in, the tennis star has to have a backup plan. We really should be encouraging the academic as well so they’re well-rounded,” she said.

More details will be printed closer to the events. For more information visit granvillecsd.org or call 642-1051.

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