HOUSTON – Oct. 18, 2016 – Spring ISD is kicking off its Project SAFE after-school and family engagement program with a Lights On After School family event from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Bammel Middle School, 16711 Ella Blvd.
“We hope students and their parents will come and learn more about the STEAM activities that will be offered and how those activities, through alignment with our curriculum, can improve their students’ academic performance,” said 21st Century Program Director Carla Jones-Taylor.
In addition to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) activities that will be featured at a vendor showcase, parents will learn about community resources that are available and participate in a survey to identify services that are most needed.
“Serving our parents and providing the resources they need to help their students be successful is also a key component of Project SAFE,” Jones-Taylor said. “The parent survey will help us tailor community resources to the specific needs of our families.”
The project serves kindergarten through twelfth-grade students at Bammel, Eickenroht, Hoyland, Major, Ponderosa and Salyers elementary schools; Bailey, Bammel and Wells middle schools; and Dekaney and Westfield high schools.
Project SAFE site coordinators from each participating school and 21st Century Community Learning Center Family Engagement Specialist Tiffani Slaughter will be on hand to assist parents with the application process and answer questions.
Project SAFE is being funded by a $1.8 million 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Texas Education Agency and a $156,800 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from Harris County Department of Education.
For more information, contact Carla Jones-Taylor, program director at 281-891-6689.