Dance with books at children's museum
congrats big sister!
Big Sister has been nationally recognized for the superior quality of our programs with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council’s 2014 Quality Award! This honor validates the significant work they are doing together to grow and deepen impact while maintaining exceptional standards of quality and our laser focus on meeting the specific needs of girls. It is worth noting that Big Sister is the only BBBS affiliate in Massachusetts to receive this award, and one of just two recipients in New England. This distinction tells our community—current and potential Big Sisters, Little Sisters and their families, funders, volunteers and staff—that partnering with Big Sister yields the highest quality outcomes for girls. The Trotter School is proud to be a partner of Big Sister!
Agencies receiving the Quality Award met or exceeded the following goals in 2014:
• Served a minimum of 150 children and raised $150,000 in revenue: We served more than 2,100 girls in 2014 through one-to-one mentoring and raised more than $3 million in revenue.
• Achieved a Community-Based 12-month retention rate of 64%: Our 2014 CBM retention rate was 74%
• Achieved a Site-Based 12-month retention rate of 41%: Our 2014 SBM retention rate was 71.2%
• And maintained a Match Support done rate of 90%: Our 2014 Match Support done rate was 90%
We could not have achieved these results without your tireless support and leadership.
franklin park events
Thinking Spring? Mark your calendars now to make sure you don't miss out:
read aloud day 2015
What an amazing day to be had by all! Special thanks to all of our Guest Readers for joining us! We had members of the Boston police and fire departments, as well as many outstanding members of the community.
Read more about this great event at the link below! http://bpdnews.com/news/2015/6/6/making-a-difference-bpd-school-police-unit-joins-commissioner-in-story-time-at-the-trotter-school
Find out what our partners offer in their programs, and get updates about their activities and events.
Barbara Bush Foundation
Boston After School & Beyond
BPS Health and Wellness/Kohl's/Children's Hospital
Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Charles Hayden Foundation
Harvard Achievement Support Initiative
Heart of America Foundation
Mass Cultural Council
Timothy Smith Network
Trotter Parent Council
Trotter School Alumni
in school programs/supports
Franklin Park Coalition
Friends of the Children
Home for Little Wanderers
Boston University (BUILD) Mentoring and Tutoring
Playworks Recess Program
family & community service partners
Boston Rescue Mission
Harvard Street Health
Play to Learn, Countdown to Kindergarten
UMASS Boston Athletics Department
before & after school programs At Trotter school
America SCORES Soccer
Boston University/ Readers' Theatre
Dance with Books
Playworks Jr. Coaching
Playworks Girls' Basketball
Playworks Co-Ed Volleyball
Strong Women Strong Girls
YMCA: before & after school programming
other after school programs (outside of trotter school)
Looking for an after school program near your home? You may sign your child up for alternate transportation if they are a bus student to be dropped off at after school programs outside of the Trotter School, so you can pick them up directly. This is a great alternative to on-site after school programming. Please contact these organizations directly if you are interested.
YMCA Soccer and Basketball: The Dorchester YMCA located at 776 Washington Street is offering a combination Soccer and Basketball program beginning January 10 on Saturday's. The special price for both activities is $60 for 8 weeks. You may also register for either Soccer OR Basketball. Contact Andrew Angus at AAngus@ymcaboston.org or 617-436-7750 x 230. Ages 5-8 9-11am; ages 9-12 11-1pm.
Sportsmens Tennis: Academic Enrichment for 1st-4th grade, van picks up at Trotter School, parents pick up at 950 Blue Hill Ave.
JP Kids Art
JP Kids Art Application Forms:
partner highlight: Boston university
This year marks the fourth year that Trotter students have been working with BU tutors in Science and Writing. As part of their Science & Language Arts Methods of Instruction course, the BU students have been coming to the Trotter on Wednesdays from 8:30am-3:00pm. They start their day with Science instruction from Professor Donald Derosa. In the morning, they observe and help in Mrs. Richardson’s Science classroom. They are helping to teach Science units to Ms. Douglas’s third grade class. After a brief break for lunch, they resume instruction with Language Arts Professor Jennifer Bryson. In the afternoon, they tutor Ms. Douglas’s third grade students in writing. Recently, the tutors helped the third graders edit and revise their personal narratives to bring to publication. Their last day at the Trotter was Wednesday November 12th. The new semester of tutoring will begin again in late January.
Read the article
Also, we were thankful to have Dads' Read at the Trotter again this year! More about the program:
Dads Read Article