April 30 Workshop To Focus on Parent Advocacy Skills

April 16, 2009
Workshop Provides Opportunity to Strengthen Parent Advocacy Skills

Parents from the MCPS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will lead an April 30 workshop, “Can We Talk? Speaking Up for Your Child to Help Them Succeed.” The workshop will offer information on how to talk effectively with teachers to help children be successful in school. Parents will have the opportunity to share tips with other parents and take home helpful resources.

This parent advocacy workshop, the first conducted by the PAC through the MCPS Parent Academy, is scheduled for Thurs., April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. Register for the workshop online, by phone at 301-517-5940, or at the door. Free childcare will be provided for children aged 4–12. Interpreters will be available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese and American Sign Language.

The workshop is being coordinated by the Office of Communications and Family Outreach (OCFO) and the PAC. The PAC provides advice to the school system on ways to strengthen parent involvement and improve communication between families and schools.

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