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ESON: K-5 Guide School Year 21-22 (last year)
MSN: 6-8th Guide School Year 21-22 (last year)
This month ESON will join forces with MSN (The Middle School Network) and RAY (Reaching All Youth) to host an In-Person Network Convening.
In this joint effort , we will continue our collaborative discussion on "What is difficult about the Transition Years.”
We will review what was learned across all groups, share what’s already being done, what needs to be done, and next steps as we look towards the road ahead. We hope that you can join us as we reflect on the progress that has been made and celebrate with each other as the school year comes to an end.
When: Tuesday, June 14th, from 10a-12p
Where: 99 Sherman St. Danehy Park
For more information, read the June ESON Newsletter
During last month's ESON meeting, we were joined by two guests: Betsy Abrams, who shared some tools and techniques to help understand children’s behaviors, and Maya Gonzalez, who shared her personal history and experience around access to OST programs for students with special needs.
We also discussed: What's in the ROOTS?
During this activity, Betsy explained that in working with young people, we often see behaviors that we expect, and also behaviors that we don’t. Responding to “negative” behaviors without truly understanding what's at the root can send the wrong message to our young. people. In the image to the right you will see:
Hello Leaders who support and serve our young people, both in school and in out-of-school time programs.
We want to take this time to thank you and share our appreciation for the work that you have done these past two months. Our reality right now is far from ideal as we continue to face challenges exacerbated by the Pandemic, which has impacted students and families across the country. It has limited OST opportunities, and ESON is here to provide support for our high priority families. With that said, we want to acknowledge all of the hard work that is being done behind the scenes. Our circumstances have highlighted what it truly means to be resilient and come together as a community of partners and leaders. You deserve your flowers, so here they are!
Click here to read the entire November 2021 newsletter.
Read our October ESON Newsletter
Learn more about the NEW AFCOST Network Parent
Advisory group. We are looking for parents/caregivers of students in grades K-8, that have child(ren) who have participated in OST programs, have faced barriers while participating in programs, or have interest in
the growth of OST programs.
Click here to read our first Elementary OST Network Newsletter. We share information about upcoming meetings, and OST opportunities for elementary school students. Please fill out this form to provide recommendations about topics for future network meetings.
This month, we'll be meeting jointly with the Middle School Network
RSVP for Tuesday, September 21st at Danehy Park.
Click here to see the ESON Fall 2021 Opportunities Slide Deck