With a sunny afternoon, sparkling lights in the cafeteria, and everyone dressed to the nines, Wexler-Grant’s first “Dancing With My Star” event was a rousing success.On April 13, 2012, all students were asked to bring someone who is important to them to the dance, someone they consider their “star”, and write down why they chose that person. One student wrote that she invited her father because he is her Super-Man. Another student, who brought his mother, wrote that his mom was his star because she loved him so much. Others even picked their teachers. There were many different “stars” who attended the dance including uncles, aunts, step-parents and grandparents; all of whom are special people that support these amazing students at home.
One of the Boost! Initiative’s focus is to encourage families to be a part of the school community and be further engaged in their children’s education; when schools and families work together, students have a greater chance at succeeding in life.
Music from DJ Bill kept everyone in the room moving and shaking, prizes (courtesy of Elisha Brown and the Wexler-Grant Family Resource Center) were raffled off at the end of the evening, and everyone enjoyed snacks from Greek Olive and desserts made by the school staff. This event would not have been possible without the support and coordination by the Family Involvement Committee including Lorraine Nusdeau, RoseAnn Castiglione, Melissa Frobel, and Cheryl Seagraves.
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