"Meet the Families" Night Held for Wyandot, Cherokee 

"Meet the Families" Night Held for Wyandot, Cherokee 
Posted on 11/23/2017
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Tphoto of students at Meet the Families Nighthe goal of Lakota’s Parent/Family Engagement and Community Outreach efforts is to reach every part of the district. A recent “Meet the Families” Night brought 150 families and Lakota staff together to talk, enjoy a meal and share ideas on topics like building relationships and literacy. Students even got to select new books to take home with them (see photo).

Wyandot and Cherokee families residing in the Countryside Village community also had a chance to sign up for evening literacy programs that take place at Cherokee one evening a week.

The evening was a big success. Cherokee Principal Valerie Montgomery even received a letter from one of her students, thanking Lakota staff for coming to her “home” and having dinner with her family.    

Lakota worked with Cornerstone Church and other community members to help provide this night for families. Lakota West AP Spanish students also attended to help with translation when needed.

Angie Brown, who coordinates parent engagement and community outreach for Lakota, is always on the lookout for new ideas like this to work with parents and their children. Studies show that when parents are engaged in their child’s education, academic performance improves.