Allentown, PA (October 15, 2018) – On Saturday, October 20, 2018 the Allentown School District will partner with three community agencies to launch the Allentown Parent Network and host a Family Engagement Summit. Through the assistance of CASA Guadalupe Center, Promise Neighborhoods and Upside Allentown, a dynamic panel of speakers and workshops have been organized present on a variety of topics that support parents and families. The event which will take place at the Renaissance Hotel from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
The Family Engagement Summit will have workshops and funshops that support parents with school-aged children. National recognized specialist in family engagement include: Diana Gonzales Worthen, PhD, Co-founder & Director of OneCommunity, ArkanSalsaFest and Al Lopez, School Community Liaison for the Springdale School District in Arkansas.
Senator Patrick Browne is scheduled to attend. Childcare will be provided for free for children 5 years of age and older. Bus transportation will be provided from ASD schools to bring families to the Renaissance including stops at:
- Bus #1: Departs Union Terrace Elementary at 7:30 am / Departs Trexler Middle School at 8:00 AM. Arrive at Renaissance at 8:30 AM
- Bus #2: Departs South Mountain Middle School at 7:30 AM / Departs Dieruff High School at 8:00 AM. Arrive at Renaissance at 8:30 AM
- Bus #1 & #2 will depart from the Renaissance at 1:00 PM and drop off at the above schools.
This event is FREE and open to all ASD families. RSVP to 610-351-4288 or https://tinyurl.com/AllentownFamSummit.
About the Allentown School District
The Allentown School District serves nearly 17,000 students in a network of 25 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. The District’s Mission states that each and every student will graduate college and career ready by having their individual needs met through active engagement in a rigorous, safe and nurturing learning environment. Our core values reflect a commitment to excellence, partnership and equity. The Allentown School District employs approximately 2,400 teachers, staff and administrators. Founded in 1866, ASD serves students from 51 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent household qualifying as low income. www.allentownsd.org
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