On Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 5:00-7:00p.m. our school hosted our third family evening. Classrooms invited families into our school to become a part of their child’s school life. The Aboriginal Education Group (A.E.G.) Committee from our school helped to coordinate this evening and had input from parents/guardians from the community about what they would like, as parents, to see from their child’s classroom. Many classes tried to focus on showing families their classroom community and some things they have been doing during the school year. Each classroom hosted its families with different activities and displays. Some of the events were as follows: literacy games, math stations, PowerPoint presentations, Aboriginal art, survival displays, technology information sessions, and cultural art to name a few.
On April 26, 2011, we had our second S.A.F.E. Night at Elwick. This time, instead of going to individual classes, we made all of our displays and centers located in the large gym, mini gym and hallways. Teachers set up displays of what they were currently teaching at the time for families and students to participate in or view on that night. We had displays of Science electricity with hands on activities, a solar system display, art activities, Math games, book reviews, and much more. We served macaroni and cheese as well.