March 2, 2012
PR 07212-GIS Family Night
Wednesday, March 7:
GLASSBORO INTERMEDIATE ‘FAMILY NIGHT’
TO OFFER TIPS FOR TEST-TAKING SUCCESS
Glassboro—Glassboro Intermediate School invites students and families to a series of hands-on sessions aimed at improving student confidence and academic performance. Family Night will take place Wednesday, March 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and will begin with pizza and salad for participants.
Four informative breakout sessions will take place following dinner. The topics grew out of a family survey conducted in January, with focus on succeeding in the NJ ASK, developing engineering skills, tips for navigating PowerSchool and getting teenagers organized to bolster performance.
“The survey helped us tailor the breakout sessions to meet the needs of our families,” said Acting Principal Santina Haldeman. She added that the event is part of a semester-long, school-wide effort to improve standardized test scores under the theme of “Mission Possible.”
“In the classroom, we are always working with students to prepare them for standardized testing. But this initiative is a broader effort to engage the entire school and families outside the classroom in celebrating our students’ abilities and building confidence,” said Haldeman.
Breakout sessions begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and include the following offerings:
What does the NJ ASK ask?
What does your child need in order to succeed?
Come take a mock test and learn what can help your child be the best they can!
Think you can build a bridge?
Come see what it takes and test your engineering skills.
Technology Talk/Organized Chaos?
Not sure how to get into PowerSchool? Want to be able to check those
grades at home? Want to create a PowerPoint Presentation?
Learn how to access PowerSchool and create a PowerPoint presentation.
Is your child disorganized? Not sure how to help him/her?
You can learn what is expected at GIS and how you can help them at home.
Parents are asked to RSVP for Family Night by Monday, March 5 by contacting
email@example.com or 856-652-2700, ext. 72116. Babysitting services will be available for younger children. Glassboro Intermediate School is located at 202 North Delsea Drive in Glassboro.