Parent expo encourages participation |

Parent expo encourages participation

Staff Reports

Hoping to feed parents with information on parenting new middle schoolers, a parent expo involves speakers, raffles and music.

The Food for Thought Parent Expo 5:30-8:15 p.m. Nov. 4 hopes to encourage parents to step into the schools and into parenting.

Food for Thought is a grant funded program developed to change the paradigm of parent involvement.

The Food for Thought Essential 4 transforms parent education outreach into a vibrant community builder.

The expo program is supported by the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

The evening starts with a dinner, with entertainment provided by middle school students.

Keynote speaker Kat Simmons will present “Parents+School=Successful Kids” before parents can venture into three breakout sessions.

The sessions will share information with parents like creating a positive self-esteem, internet safety and teens, how to keep a child organized and dealing with bullying.

Lead by music teacher Mrs. Owens, Pau-Wa-Lu students will provide entertainment for the evening.

Every parent will receive a raffle ticket to win various $25 gift cards.

Free child care and Spanish interpreters are available.

The expo will be held at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School located at 701 Long Valley, Gardnerville.

RSVP is requested for dinner.

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