Bellamy Homework Diner Aims to Increase Student Achievement

Bellamy Homework Diner Aims to Increase Student Achievement
Posted on 10/13/2017
Bellamy Homework Diner Aims to Increase Student AchievementOn Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Bellamy Elementary opened its doors to students and families for their first Homework Diner. Opening night reached full capacity, leaving some on a wait list! This monthly event provides an opportunity for family engagement, in which the larger school community comes together and in a joint effort. Bellamy is the pilot school for Rome Community Schools, an organization that aims to increase student achievement by strengthening the connection among home, school, and the neighborhood.

Many families face difficulties or barriers that prevent them from becoming engaged in their child’s education. By bringing families into the children’s school, the Homework Diner can help eliminate some of those barriers. The evening begins with tutoring assistance, offered by students’ teachers, parents, and other staff members. After the homework session concludes, families are offered a warm meal catered by a local restaurant. This month, The Savoy provided a fantastic Italian meal to all. The night ends with a family bonding activity, which varies month-to-month. Other community partners in attendance included: The Lifted Program, by Rome NAACP, Jervis Public Library, and The Rome Alliance for Education.

While the event does plan on expanding next month, it will still require an RSVP. So Bellamy Elementary, be sure to stay on the lookout for the next invitation!

Submitted by Alyson Reid

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