Every month, Buchanan-Verplanck Principal Josh Cohen meets with his “Newish Teacher Team,” to discuss a topic that could further enhance the school community.
This month’s meeting focused on the topic of Family Engagement and Communication. The team provided feedback on things it feels the school does well, and this information was combined with input from the school’s PTA families to create the following list of B-V accomplishments:
B-V Showcases (monthly, based on Citizen of the Month Traits)
Music Showcases with Ms. Soricelli
Publishing Parties/Writing Celebrations /S.S. Presentations (e.g., Google Slides about various regions around the world)
Evening Poetry Gallery Walk
Plays and Musicals
Crafts with Families/Students
Instructional activities where families learn about something with their students (e.g,. 'Tis the Season for Math)
Various newsletters (e.g,. Parents as Partners, B-V News)
Weekly HW with opportunities for family feedback
Citizen of the Month Family Celebrations
Reading Buddies, during which all families are invited
Parades for various festivities
Sign up Genius
Class Dojo Feedback, Reminders, etc.
Twitter updates from Mr. Cohen and Ms. Soricelli (e.g., B-V All County Involvement)
We look forward to hearing more about their endeavors!