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Family, Friends, and Neighbor Day: January 30th

Family, Friends, and Neighbor Days

January, 30, 2020

Background
One of the four standards represented in the District's Strategic Plan includes Family and Community Engagement. The goals associated with this standard are driving Framingham Public Schools to foster community, family, and business partnerships that further support and engage our relationships and encourage collaboration.

We've identified 4 dates for the 2019-2020 school year which will (to the best of our ability) be held for family and community engagement. These days are called Family, Friends, and Neighbor Days. They take place on the fifth Thursday of month. 

The thurd of these days for this school year - is next Thursday!

What happens on Family, Friends, and Neighbor Days?
In Dr. Tremblay’s vision of these days, the District will limit - or simply not assign - homework and we would avoid scheduling athletic practices/games, music rehearsals, and other school-driven commitments on family time in exchange for students to be afforded that time to engage with their family, friends, and neighbors. 

Ways to Participate on January 30th
Here are some simple things you can do to connect with each other!

  • Have a dance party in your living room, taking turns who picks songs. Parents / Grandparents can use this as an opportunity to introduce new (old) songs to their kids.
  • Deliver cookies or a simple homemade snack to a neighbor, a local Fire station, or a friend.
  • Visit the Framingham Public Library or the McAuliffe Branch for some neat events and fun for all ages!
  • Barbieri families can attend K-5 Family Math and Reading Night. Learn more!
  • Stapleton families can attend the first Session 1 of the 2020 Stapleton Family Workshop Series
  • Play some ‘Minute-to-Win-it’ games. Here is some inspiration.
  • Host a coffee and dessert night and invite your neighbors.
  • Prepare and enjoy a meal together.
  • Plan to have a meaningful conversation with your family about diversity. Here is some inspiration.
  • Host a ‘Game Night’ with your family and/or friends, and/or neighbors.
  • Elementary and High School students will be receiving their Report Cards on the 31st! Have a conversation with your child(ren) about what he/she/they think will be reflected. Need tips on how to react to report cards? Here are some from www.understood.org.
  • Play a card game: Go Fish, Rummy, Spades, etc. Need a refresher? Here are some other ideas.
  • Visit a neighbor that you don’t get to see often and try to learn one new thing about him/her/them.
  • Take a family walk - before or after dinner. (Just be sure to dress for the weather ;))
  • Play a game of Family Q&A. Here are 101 Questions to get you started.

Show us your Family, Friends, and Neighbors Spirit!

Last school year, you shared some AWESOME photos with us and for that, we thank you!  If you and your child(ren) participate in any of these or other activities to engage and connect with your family, friends, and neighbors - please share how you’re spending this Family, Friends, and Neighbor Day. 

Here are some guidelines and recommended tags!

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Be sure to include your photo and tag #FFNDays AND @FraminghamPS on Twitter.

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Be sure to include your photo and tag #FFNDays AND @FraminghamSchools on Instagram.

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Find and comment on Thursday’s Facebook Post by Framingham Public Schools. Please include your activity details or a photo showing how you spent your Family, Friends, and Neighbor Day in the comments.