Community Meeting is a time when K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade students come together to celebrate our community, to sing songs, and share things we have been working on. Parents and Guardians are always invited to join us at Community Meeting!
We usually start with a song, and the grade level or class that is hosting will then present the theme for the meeting. The rest of the meeting is filled with singing and sharing led by the class or grade level who are hosting. We usually end the meeting with our beautiful Driscoll School Song, written by music teacher Emma Catlett.
Our goals for community meeting are the following:
-Provide students with a safe space to practice making presentations to a large group
-Allow students to lead each other (adults do a lot of work to prepare students, but during the meeting, the adults take a "back seat" to the students)
-Provide students with an opportunity to work on being good audience members
-Build community (parents, students, teachers) across grade levels
-Allow students to see what goes on in other classrooms, including grade levels that are above or below their own.
All meetings are in the theater and start at 8:10 AM and end by about 8:40 AM. We ask parents/guardians to sit in a particular grade-level section so that classes can sit together. When the meeting is over, we let families leave first so that kids can walk out in line with their class.
We look forward to seeing you there! The schedule is below, but is subject to change based on the MCAS schedule. Please watch your teacher’s newsletter and the calendar to find out when your child will present!
K-2 Community Meetings: 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 6/8
3rd-5th Community Meetings: 11/17, 1/19, 2/9, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/18, 6/15