HOUSTON – March 29, 2018 – Parents looking for tips and strategies to support and motivate their child in school and at home are invited to attend the district’s Family Empowerment Conference and Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Dekaney High School.
The free event will include a keynote speaker and lunch for up to 215 adult registrants. Parents interested in attending should register by emailing the district’s Parent Engagement Coordinator Tranita Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants need not be a part of Spring ISD to attend. Unfortunately, the district is not able to provide childcare.
“We are very excited to offer this program,” Carroll said. “We are going to have a host of experts on site offering families all sorts of helpful information, from how to manage behavioral challenges to building strong literacy habits and providing healthy and economical meals at home.”
The event is a joint effort between the district’s 21st Century Community Learning Center and the Family and Community Engagement department. More than two-dozen vendors and departments will be represented at the expo, and participants will be able to pick and choose among 24 sessions.
“This is a great opportunity for our parents to come out and learn about all the different ways they can support their students at home and in the classroom,” said Carla Jones-Taylor, 21st Century Project director. “By providing all of these resources in one spot, we’re really hoping to make it convenient for parents to attend.”
A highlight of the event is a keynote lunch address by motivational speaker Jimmy Cabrera, who will discuss “What’s in Your Backpack?” and provide parents with tips for raising healthy, motivated students.
“We are very fortunate to have such a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker for this event,” Carroll said. “We’re encouraging our parents to register early so they don’t miss out on this opportunity.”
For more information or to register, please email email@example.com.