Coffee and Conversation provides a monthly forum where families can engage over a cup of coffee with school administration, government officials, local nonprofit employees and others in the convenient and casual setting of the school library. The talks are held in the mornings so parents and caretakers can attend after dropping their children off at school.
On weeks when we do not have a guest speaker, parents and caretakers are still invited for coffee. Having these weekly coffees just for parents and caretakers helps me learn which topics they are interested in discussing and allows for promotion of the next Coffee and Conversation guest through word of mouth.
Parents and caretakers in Cambridge, Mass., enjoy morning gatherings with school and government officials at their school library.