Sorgho Elementary School is hosting a Homework Diner today (Monday, Dec. 8), with reservations already made for approximately 80 participants, including students and parents/guardians.
The evening begins with a meal served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by an hour of homework time, during which teachers are available to provide assistance, suggest strategies for studying and learning, and encourage students to do their best.
This is the fourth Homework Diner at SES this semester. The previous events have been a tremendous success, with positive feedback received from parents. Some of those comments include the following: “It was nice to have dinner ready and just be able to focus on completing homework.” “Dinner was good, and it was nice having help for my child if needed.” “My favorite part was being able to focus on homework without all the distractions of home.” “I appreciate the interactions with teachers on how to better help my child at home.”
Sorgho is focusing on its goal of building strong relationships with parents and creating a positive connection between students, parents and teachers.
The Homework Café is made possible by a grant from St. Mary Magdalene Church. Tonight’s meal includes turkeys, which Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn smoked as a donation; mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, homemade rolls … brownies with ice cream and Christmas sprinkles for dessert!
Additional support is provided by the SES teachers and support staff, with special thanks to the lunchroom manager and After-School Program director for providing free childcare for preschoolers.
“Parents are an integral part of their children’s success in school,” said Kelly Moore, SES staff developer. “We are also making a connection with ‘The Leader in Me,’ teaching students to ‘Put First Things First,’ by completing homework assignments first, then having fun!”
Our media partners are invited to visit Sorgho Elementary School this evening to see this positive and unique program in action. The school is located at 5390 Kentucky 56. For more information, contact Kelly Moore at 270-852-7470 or [email protected]