Upcoming Family, Community Engagement Classes

The Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement Department will offer the following free “Parent University” classes during the month of May. Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present.

 

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: West Hills Elementary School at 409 Vanosdale Road

Topic: Common Core – Making “Common” Sense Out of the New Common Core Academic Standards

Tennessee recently implemented Common Core Standards, a set of standards for math and English/Languages Arts adopted by 45 states that helps ensure every student graduates high school prepared for college or the workforce. This session will showcase how Common Core is building a stronger academic foundation in your child’s classrooms, and key information parents should know about Common Core.

Presenter: Karen Davis, Former Tennessee PTA President

Registration: Those interested in attending must register to attend and can do so by visiting knoxschools.org or calling (865) 594-9525.

 

When: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Where: Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy at 3001 Brooks Road

Topic: Help! My Child is Going to Kindergarten…Are WE Ready?!

Going to school for the first time can be scary, not only for the child, but for parents as well! Learn the tools that can make the transition into kindergarten a fun and easier process for all involved.  Also, learn what your child needs to know before entering kindergarten, and receive suggestions on what you can do over the summer to better equip your child for a great start to school.

Presenter: Amy Lusby, Knox County Schools Birth to Kindergarten

Registration: Those interested in attending must register to attend and can do so by visiting knoxschools.org or calling (865) 594-9525.

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