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    SPOTLIGHT ON FEAT

    FAMILY ENGAGEMENT ACTION TEAM


    "Informed and engaged families are vital to student achievement…and, deserve to be treated with respect and welcomed by SPS staff as partners in delivering excellence for every student.”

    (From Seattle Public Schools' Excellence for All Strategic Plan, Page 39)

    At Orca K-8, we already know that involved, engaged families help our students achieve great things, both academically and socially. Parents are involved in the PTSA; Progressive Education Group; Garden Committee; Many Cultures, One World; SEED; Safety Committee; Race Forum, and more.

    BUT CAN WE DO MORE FOR OUR KIDS?
    YES!

    Orca has started a FEAT – Family Engagement Action Team, originally consisting of 4 parents, 2 teachers, 3 staff members, and 2 community members (1st Base and Powerful Schools). But what do we do, and how are we different than other groups at Orca?

    The Family Engagement Action Team works along with all other groups at our school to:

    1. Find areas the CSIP (Continuous School Improvement Plan) that can benefit from family and community support, and
    2. Brainstorms ways that family and community can help Principal Talbert and Head Teacher Donte Felder meet the CSIP goals

    If you are interested in serving on or even leading the FEAT, contact Cynthia Rainwater at cyrainwater@seattleschools.org