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Parent University is Back on February 1

January 31, 2014 02:50 PM
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Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the district offices at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park. The activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement.

The Parent University has been planned in collaboration between the district and the Proviso Strengthening College and Career Readiness Committee, which is a partnership among the following groups: District 209, Triton College, Community Alliance, Loyola University Medical Center, Neighborhood United Methodist Church, Casa Esperanza, The Need to Know Group, Resurrection Project, and the Education Committee of Community Alliance.

The Parent University is a workshop designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond. Among the planned workshop topics this time are the following:
  • Filling out the FAFSA.
  • Financial aid for college, trade schools, or certificate programs.
  • Transition to high school for middle school parents
  • Resources available for your child.
  • Helping your child love to learn and the Common Core Curriculum.
  • Helping students with disabilities.
"Our first Parent University was a success and those who attended learned much about preparing their students for high school," said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209. "We plan to build on that success with more sessions on helping parents be ready for high school and how to be ready for life after graduation."

Parent information sessions will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed at 9 a.m. by the start of the information sessions.

The District is expecting a great turnout and encourages parents to spread the word. Parents of next year’s freshmen are especially encouraged to attend.
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