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Announcements From Davies
Hello Parents/Guardians,On November 18th and December 2nd, Davies hosted seven parent workshops. We had a great group of families; thanks to those who participated. Even if you could not attend, we want to ensure you have this amazing information to help support you with your student. These presentations will be available on the Parent section of our website for future reference. www.DaviesTech.org/ResourcesOur next parent workshop is MegaSkills in Spanish, starting March 7th. Those interested in this interactive and community-focused 6-week series can register at www.daviestech.org/megaskills. If you are interested in our next English session, please complete the form and indicate English as your home language.Please let us know if you have any questions.Thank you,
El 18 de noviembre y el 2 de diciembre, Davies organizó siete talleres para padres. Tuvimos un gran grupo de familias; gracias a quienes participaron. Incluso si no pudo asistir, queremos asegurarnos de que tenga esta increíble información para ayudarle con su estudiante. Estas presentaciones estarán disponibles en la sección para padres de nuestro sitio web para futura referencia. www.DaviesTech.org/Resources
Nuestro próximo taller para padres es MegaSkills en español, a partir del 7 de marzo. Aquellos interesados en esta serie interactiva y centrada en la comunidad de 6 semanas pueden registrarse en www.daviestech.org/megaskills . Si está interesado en nuestra próxima sesión de inglés, complete el formulario e indique el inglés como su idioma materno.
Por favor, háganos saber si usted tiene alguna pregunta.
Parent/Guardian of the Quarter - Quarter 1 2023
Sophomore parent Erica Aponte is Davies' Quarter 1 Parent/Guardian of the Quarter for the school year 2023-2024. Erica has been a Parent-Educator Relations Committee (PERC) member for 2 years. This summer, she volunteered for community outreach in Smithfield and helped to recruit new parents for PERC at the 9th-grade welcome picnic. Since the school year began, Erica has participated in the Meet and Greet parent survey, completed MegaSkills in English, and registered for the free parents' workshops on November 18th and December 2nd. (Join the workshops by registering here: www.DaviesTech.org/workshops) She is a positive and fun parent to work with. She hopes other parents will take full advantage of the free resources Davies' PERC has to offer parents.
Who will be the Parent/Guardian of the Quarter for Quarter 2?
Presented by Mrs. Morrobel and Mrs. Fratus at the Parent-Teacher Meet and Greet on September 21st at 5pm in Davies Cafetorium.
Family Engagement = An action plan of goals to achieve through the Parent-Educator Relations Committee (PERC) for SY2023-2024
As we strive for academic excellence and a high level of literacy for all of our students we realize that an educational institution cannot accomplish this goal alone.
When a partnership exists between school, family and student and the goals and responsibilities for each party are clear, student achievement will improve. The following is a compact, which is a voluntary agreement between Davies’ administration and staff and our families and students with the sole purpose of helping all of our students to reach their full academic potential.
Myth and Facts about Parent Engagement
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The criteria outlined is based on the Home School Compact. As we strive for academic excellence and a high level of literacy for all of our students we realize that an educational institution cannot accomplish this goal alone. When a partnership exists between school, family and student and the goals and responsibilities for each party are clear, student achievement will improve. The Home School Compact, which is a voluntary agreement between Davies’ administration and staff and our families and students with the sole purpose of helping all of our students to reach their full academic potential.
Currently, Davies has two different workshop opportunities for our parents.
MegaSkills In English
English Session: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, & 11/14 Final Celebration ------ 6-7:30pm
Spanish Session: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, & 4/11 Final Celebration
Davies is pleased to once again offer our MegaSkills Workshop Program! This free, 6-week course is designed for families to help develop the life skills needed for success in school and beyond.
What are MegaSkills?
Confidence, perseverance, teamwork, motivation, caring, effort, focus, responsibility, common sense, initiative, and problem-solving. We call these eleven areas MegaSkills. Through our free program at Davies, parents can help their child:
- Do better at school.
- Strengthen family bonds.
- Get along better with others by equipping them with these essential life skills.
The MegaSkills program is intended with Davies parents in mind, but this is not the only audience! Bring your child, friend, relatives, or anyone else who has a connection with your student. We have parents who decide to attend solo and parents who decide to have their student attend with them. The choice is yours!
When you take our free MegaSkills program, you can expect:
- Weekly activities and learning strategies to use at home
- To learn confidence, focus, motivation, and more MegaSkills in a relaxed, supportive environment
- To receive a “Completion of Program” certificate
- Refreshments served at each session
- A chance to win a weekly door prize
Register now for your space in this amazing free program. www.DaviesTech.org/MegaSkills
Trouble registering or to ask questions, please contact Felicia Morrobel, Bilingual Parent Liaison, 401-728-1500 x 304, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Workshops offered by EAP
The Parent-Educator Relations Committee (PERC) is excited to be offering two dates and 7 topics to the parents/guardians and staff at Davies. These free workshops are offered in partnership with EAP. Refreshments will be served and registration is required in advance. Please reach out with any questions.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 / 8-12pm choose one of two topics per session
Session 1: 8:10am-10am
Managing Fear and Anxiety in Children
During this presentation, we will discuss some important tactics to help children, throughout all age groups, deal with anxiety and fear. Parents will learn that our own fears and anxieties must be handled in order to provide proper support to our children. After completing this training, participants will be able to help their children cope with their anxieties through compassion, structure, and flexibility.
Parenting Your Teen: At Risk Behavior
This session addresses the realities of today: the good news and bad news. We will discuss essential facts of at-risk behavior and give parents the chance to have frank discussions about their fears. Learn what to do, what not to do and what we, as parents, really need to know.
Session 2: 10:10am-12pm
Navigating the Teen Years
This seminar will touch on very important topics for parents who are, or will soon be, navigating children through their teen years. Participants who attend this seminar will take a critical look at the difference between what is important to them vs. what is important to their teen. During this seminar, you will discuss risky behaviors, how to prevent them and managing conflicts with your teen, as well as the do's and don'ts of parenting a teen. You will leave this seminar with a toolbox of best practices for managing those tricky teen years.
Parenting Your Teen: Communicating
Feel like you and your teen are speaking different languages? In this seminar, we will discuss how to create a comfortable climate for parent/teen communication, review the basic rules, the do’s, the don'ts and the best practices, so you and your teen can be on the same page.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 / 8-12pm choose one of two topics per session
Session 1: 8:10am-10am
Vaping - What Parents Need to Know
The use of e-cigarettes and vaping are becoming a crisis. This class will inform parents about the dangers of vaping and how to talk to your children about it.
Too Much GamingGaming Addiction is a newly named disorder that can affect your life the same as a substance addiction. In this program, we will discuss the difference between playing games and having an addiction to games, and learning how to spot the disorder. Treatment options will also be discussed so those affected are able to get the help they need.
Session 2: 10:10am-12pm
Internet Information for Parents
This class will look at the realities of the Internet as well as the benefits. We will discuss the importance of learning the language of the Internet and how to identify concerns and risks. Participants will learn strategies to increase safety online with instant messaging, social networking and chat rooms.
Wild Card (Session TBD based on survey results from November)
Register in advance at www.DaviesTech.org/Workshop
If you have any questions, please reach out to Felicia Morrobel, Bilingual Parent Liaison, email@example.com or 401-728-1500 ext. 304.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Felicia Morrobel, Enlace de padres bilingües, firstname.lastname@example.org o 401-728-1500 ext. 304. Por favor escriba su correo electrónico a continuación.
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Congratulations to the families who completed MegaSkills en español this school year.
Alexis Romero Alvarado (student)
MegaSkills will occur in English and Spanish again next school year. Interested families should complete the form at www.DaviesTech.org/MegaSkills.
What is Davies' Home School Compact?
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