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2014-2015 Calendar

Early release day - BMC Durfee faculty participating in school wide
professional development focused on student academic and
social/emotional learning

Attendance matters for success, both in school and in life. When a student is absent from school, he/she misses out on opportunities to learn and succeed.  The Empty Chair is a symbol that stresses the importance of attendance and the fact that a teacher cannot teach an empty chair. This initiative by the Mayor’s Attendance Task Force is part of a strategy to develop a culture of attendance. Understanding that everyone in the community has a stake and a role in ensuring that every student attends school every day, the group is seeking to engage different sectors of the community and work together to improve attendance. For more information, click on the Empty Chair above.

What you can do to fill The Empty Chair!
The Mayor and Superintendent's Attendance Task Force has applied for funding from My Fresh Page Project, a national contest that gives applicants an opportunity to improve their community. The contest runs through October 24th and the projects that receive the most votes will become finalists.
Our entry is to expand The Empty Chair initiative and help us continue to raise awareness about the importance of attending school every day. To bring Fall River Is Filling The Empty Chair to life, we need your help!

Please vote daily for our entry:

Fall River Library
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
711 Ray Street
Fall River


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