December was a busy month for the Aurora community! RISE hosted Family Learning Night workshops for families from the Burmese and Nepali communities.
Jamaica Child Development Center also welcomed parents to Family Learning Night. We had a great turn out of families that were excited to learn how to support their children's learning at home. Teachers hosted workshops on read alouds, writing journals, sorting and math through literacy. All families got to engage in a discussion about Jamaica's academic achievement performance data with school leader Anita Walker.
Don't think we forgot about Laredo Child Development Center's Family Learning Night in November! Laredo CDC maintained their record for engaging and empowering parents at their first Family Learning Night of the 2015-16 school year.
Thanks to everyone who made it to the Annual RISE Holiday Party. We had such a wonderful evening spending time with members, supporters, friends and family! A special thanks to the local businesses who have supported RISE this holiday season: Kokoro restaurant which provided amazing sushi, and Mu Brewery which supplied the party with tasty craft beers.