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1 “All families have important experiences, skills, and bodies of knowledge—’funds of knowledge’. These funds are essential to the ways the families function in the home as well as in work and community settings. They are also resources for their children that the teacher can tap into.” JoBeth Allen, Creating Welcoming Schools, p. 47.

2  Phone calls and parent/guardian conferences  Invitation to Open House  Home Interview assignments

3 Awareness of non-English speakers… “…if parents are not familiar with school terms or cannot read the assignment in English, they may have trouble helping children with homework— something schools often see as indicators of families valuing education.” JoBeth Allen, Creating Welcoming Schools, p Translating phone conferences and notices sent to parents and guardians are extremely helpful for non-English speaking parents and guardians.

4 Bienvenidos a la jornada de puertas abiertas! Biología – Señora Gayle Señora Misel Correo electronico: Número de teléfono: Ext. 674

5 …a chance to come share a donut and cup of coffee while affording their son or daughter a chance to get extra tutoring or complete missing assignments…

6  …the construction of a pollinator habitat at Osborne High School!

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