Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this year's Parent/Guardian Survey! Your responses will help the School Council and Dr. Smith-Mumford as we prioritize and refine next year's School Improvement goals. If you are interested, you may read about the School Improvement Plan (SIP) here:
http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/school-council.html

The survey should take five minutes or less to complete. If you have more than one child enrolled at Pierce, please begin the survey with only one child in mind; there will be an opportunity to comment on each subsequent child's experience as the survey progresses.

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* 1. What grade is your child currently completing at Pierce? (you will have a chance to respond again for any additional children in a few minutes)

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* 2. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of school life at Pierce:

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Quality of instruction
Creative assignments
Atmosphere that fosters the love of learning
Curriculum materials
Programs designed to assist in differentiated learning (book groups, math specialist, Enrichment Challenge & Support program, flexible math groups)
Use of technology
Amount/nature of homework assignments
Parent/guardian conferences
Opportunities for service learning and community service
World language program
Library access
Recess
Social-emotional thinking curricula (Responsive Classroom, Developmental Design)
Olweus anti-bullying initiative
Social atmosphere for children
Pierce Plays (grades 3-6 or 7/8; 6th grade social studies plays)
Before- and after-school programs, including team sports, PSED, and Enrichment
Outreach to new families
PTO-sponsored events (FitFest, Family Skate Night, HarvestFest, March Madness, Movie Night)
Communication between teachers and home, including class breakfasts, work sharing opportunities, parent involvement in classroom life and field trips
Communication between school and home, including the PTO (the Bridge, email updates) and information from the principal and other administrators
Schoolwide events (community breakfasts, Principal's Forums, Pierce Reads)
Grade-specific parent networks

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* 3. From the above list, or in addition to the items on that list, please tell us a few of your favorite academic or social elements of life at Pierce, and briefly explain your feelings about each.

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* 4. From the above list, or in addition to the items on that list, please name a few elements of academic or social life at Pierce with which you are less satisfied, and briefly explain your feelings about each.

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* 5. Pierce School faculty have experimented with many new initiatives this year. Below are a few examples -- please let us know your feelings about the ones that have been implemented by your child's teacher.

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Increased literacy specialist support for grades K-2
5th grade Math Differentiation pilot
Interdisciplinary projects and units
Posting academic achievement under the 6-7-8 Celebration Board instead of Honor Roll
Middle school teachers using twitter for updates about homework and photos from classroom
Google Drive accounts for middle schoolers to submit homework and receive teacher feedback
Revised schedule in grades 7/8 to allow for longer class periods, fewer transitions, additional workshop times and less homework
8th Grade Community Service program, Tuesdays during school hours
Middle School Town Meeting
Middle School participation in interdisciplinary pilot programs (such as Climate Change, GLACIER, or SPECIES) which provide support via new curriculum materials or interns

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* 6. Do you have another child currently attending Pierce?

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