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Initiative to encourage parental engagement


Published:   |   Updated: December 6, 2013 at 05:05 PM

TARPON SPRINGS — The first meeting of an initiative focused on promoting parental engagement in children’s academic lives will be held Monday, Dec. 9.

The Pinellas County Schools Office of Strategic Partnerships is working in conjunction with Tarpon Springs-based Citizens Alliance for Progress, Inc. to host the P2ACC Parent Academy meeting at 7 p.m. The gathering will take place at CAP’s Union Academy Family Center located at 401 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Tarpon Springs.

P2ACC Parent Academy stands for Preparing Parents to Advocate for Their Children and Community and Union Academy Family Center will be its location for North Pinellas County.

According to Demorris A. Lee, Communications Coordinator with Pinellas County Schools, Monday’s meeting will lead to a series of parent workshops that will be offered throughout the county this spring. The workshops will focus on helping parents promote academic success, parenting and advocacy and personal and individual growth. The workshops touch on such topics as transitioning to middle school, math at home, and Common Core 101 for Parents.

Monday’s informational meeting is the second of four that Pinellas County Schools officials are hosting throughout the county. For more information about P2ACC Parent Academy, contact the Office of Strategic Partnerships at (727) 588-6405 or email pcsparentacademy@pcsb.org.

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