Schools are an essential part of thriving neighborhoods. Staff at the school are a large part of what makes the school thrive. One way that Grassroots supports schools in the community is by partnering with school administrators to facilitate staff trainings at schools.
In December, Grassroots had the opportunity to facilitate a staff training at Kendrick Elementary. In this staff training, staff and admin were able to learn about the importance of family engagement. The staff participated in several activities to learn more about their current partnerships with the community, how to connect with families at their school more intentionally, and why recognizing strengths in families is important in cultivating partnerships with families and the Kendrick community.
The passion that Kendrick staff have for the Kendrick community was clear through their active participation and willingness to share with the group. The staff at Kendrick were able to reflect on the past semester and strategize together to work on their goals for more family engagement in the new year.
Thank you to the staff and administration of Kendrick Elementary for allowing us to come in and share more about the importance of family engagement.