We are so lucky at Sward School to have an amazing partnership with the Arab American Family Services. Our parent mentor program is back again this year and classroom teachers really appreciate having these helpers in their classrooms. Parent helpers are working alongside teachers in the classrooms Mondays-Thursdays 9-11am, on Fridays they attend trainings on student mentoring. Classroom teachers have our parent mentors work with small groups of children on fluency skills, reading, writing, even math facts. Having the parent helpers in the classroom is such a great privledge because they can assist students in extra reading practice, editing a writing assignment or engaging students in additional work on math fact fluency. We at Sward School really value our relationship with the Arab American Family Services and love having our parent mentors with us again this year.