FPO Newsletter: April 2023

Family Partnership Newsletter | Breakthrough Public Schools

Greetings Families and Caregivers!

We are thrilled to share with you the April edition of our FPO Newsletter. The Family Partnership office is committed to elevating the social and emotional needs of our scholars and families. Our April Go Live edition seeks to provide families with information regarding childhood trauma and its impact on the brain.

We have invited Dr. Mike Forbes, MD FAAP, a pediatrician at the Akron Children’s Hospital, who specializes in the field of Adverse Childhood experiences and has done lots of research on the correlations between childhood trauma and domestic violence.

Join us to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences and Summer IT work internship opportunities for Breakthrough families.

FPO Goes Live! on April 11th at 6:30pm. I hope to see you there!

Together we're better!

Teresa Brown-Sayles

Caregiver Focus Group

BPS has partnered with Grovider, a technology-enabled knowledge management consulting firm, to conduct a listening tour across the BPS community in the hopes that, through deep listening, we will:

  • center the schools’ diverse voices
  • align on shared community values;
  • gain a greater understanding of the characteristics that make up key figures in our community (scholars and team members); and reimagine our commitment towards our mission, vision, and values.

The sessions will be a dedicated space for families of BPS scholars to share their unique perspectives with Grovider. At your convenience, please sign up for a 60-minute focus group session, which will be hosted virtually between Monday, April 17, 2023, and Friday, April 21, 2023, at the button below.

School is Better with a Buddy!

Do you know someone who is looking for a school to call home? Tell them about Breakthrough for a chance to win a prize! Simply fill out a form at your school’s main office or using the button below, and we'll do the rest!

Your friend or family member will receive an email with more information and instructions for enrolling, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a prize.

One winner from each campus will be selected every month! You will be notified if your referral is chosen. We appreciate your help in spreading the word and strengthening our community.


Teacher Shoutouts at Breakthrough

We are thrilled to announce that our March Staff Shoutout is Miss Egbert!

Miss Egbert is a 2nd-grade teacher at our Glenville Campus. She is a team player who brings an infectious energy that keeps our scholars consistently engaged. Learn more about Miss Egbert by watching the short video below. Say congratulations if you see her around!

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Mark Your Calendars

April 7-10: No School - Holiday

April 21: No School - PD Day

Want more information?
Visit our Family Resources page!