Welcome to Family and Community Engagement
Programs for Families
Mindfulness is an 8-week long program for families and guardians who seek support for their child's achievement and well-being in the public school system. This program fosters positive attitudes and interpersonal skills by building on families' strengths, focusing on child/adolescent development, and understanding stressors that can impact student well-being and high school graduation.
Community Cafe is a monthly 1-hour community gathering open to school and community members to join in conversation to increase parent/guardian voice, identify and facilitate action to improve student achievement.
Parent-Teacher Home Visits are based on building trust and a two-way conversation between the home and the classroom. In lieu of a second home visit, families are invited to the classroom and participate in hands-on activities their children engage in on a daily basis. Teachers and parents work of S.M.A.R.T. goals for student success.
Latina/o Family Leadership Workshops are offered one Saturday a month. It's purpose is to inform families how to navigate the school and meet educators. The workshops also offer families an opportunity to hold round-table discussions.
Learn more about our upcoming Conversation with Community Members Workshop on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Nutrition and Health program is a 4 to 6-week course facilitated by Newton-Wellesley Hospital pediatricians on nutrition and health. The program is designed for families and guardians in mind and is located at the High School.
Tech for Families is a 6-week course designed for families to learn the basics of digital technology. It aims to give families the tools to navigate the district website, access Waltham Parent PlusPortals, and set up an email account to communicate with teachers and administrators.