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PGO Meeting + Discuss Homework Policies w/ Mike Morris: Thursday, Oct. 26

Published on October 19, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families,
Please save the date for these two important events next Thursday, Oct. 26. 
Guarde la fecha para estos dos eventos importantes el próximo jueves, 26 de octubre.

PGO meeting: 
Community room, 3:45 p.m.
Come learn about how you can get involved in the PGO!  
Reunión de PGO: sala comunitaria, 3:45 p.m.
¡Ven a aprender cómo participar en el PGO!

Discuss Homework Policies With Mike Morris: Community room, 4:15 p.m.
Superintendent Mike Morris wants to hear from families as the district develops a new homework policy. Please come for information and to give feedback.

Feedback Sought Regarding Elementary Homework Document Draft

In late June, a team of nine educators and three parent/guardians, representing all of the elementary schools in Amherst and Pelham, spent three mornings together drafting a document intended to ensure that homework is aligned with best practices and research and is consistent both across our schools and between grade levels. The work was contextualized with an ongoing conversation about the role of homework in our schools that began last winter. This Homework Inquiry Group reviewed research about elementary-level homework and shared their experiences to ensure that both scientific and experiential data sources contributed to the draft report., which can be viewed at and (Spanish). The resulting report identifies the purposes of homework, the grade-level expectations, and the responsibilities of different stakeholders. This draft report will undergo a few rounds of feedback from different stakeholder groups. Once feedback has been collected and considered, the homework policy will be finalized and an implementation date will be set to begin by January 2018.

Discuta las políticas de tareas con Mike Morris: sala comunitaria, 4:15 p.m.
El superintendente Mike Morris quiere saber de las familias a medida que el distrito desarrolla una nueva política de tareas. Por favor, busca información y comentarios.

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