Messenger-Inquirer: Foust Elementary hosts first ‘Homework Diner’

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“Students and their families spent about an hour doing homework — with the assistance of teachers, teacher assistants, and community volunteers — before everyone enjoyed a meal catered by Olive Garden. “I think it’s a really great program,” said Keisha Jones, who attended with her sons, who are in kindergarten and fourth grade, respectively. “It helps parents get to know the teachers better and also helps parents understand their child’s homework. It especially helps make snow days seem easier.”
The initiative is a product of the Full-Service Community Schools grant awarded to Owensboro Public Schools’ Foust Elementary School and Owensboro Middle School.
Brian Benjamin, OPS’ community schools coordinator, said the idea for the event came out of a series of community meetings.”
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