Allentown School District to Host Second Parent University


Allentown, PA (January 5, 2017):  On Saturday, January 21, the Allentown School District will host its second Free

ASD Parent University Workshops as well as the District’s Annual Title I Advisory Council/Parent Meeting. The event is open to all Allentown School District parents, guardians and families, and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well as Free child care services for children 3 – 10.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Building 21 Allentown High School, 265 Lehigh Street, Allentown. The snow date is Saturday, January 28.


Registration and breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., followed by the Title I Annual

Parent Meeting and the beginning of the workshop sessions. This year’s annual Title I Parent Meeting will focus on the impact of parental involvement in a child’s education as it relates to Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profile (SPP) for evaluating schools and the State’s high priority on Parent & Family Engagement.

Eight individual workshops will offer parents/guardians an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their students’ academic progress. Participants are able to attend 4 workshops of their choosing during the event. At the end of each session, presenters will have time for questions and answers.

Spring session topics offered will include:

  • Attendance Policy
  • College Readiness-PHEAA
  • English Language Learners (ELL/ESOL)
  • Health Overview-Dental Health
  • Keystones & PSSA’s
  • Student Success
  • Suicide Prevention Education for Parents/Guardians
  • Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting & Tutoring
  • Understanding the IEP/GIEP

The event will also offer information stations featuring community resources, ASD Community Portal registration, and tours of the Lehigh Valley Health Network (Miles of Smiles) dental van.

For questions about the Title I Parent University, contact Karim Brown, ASD District Parent Liaison at or by calling 484-765-4079.

About Allentown School District

ASD serves more than 16,000 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools located throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. A shared vision of the community, parents, guardians, staff and faculty focuses on “Empowering Students for Life,” providing ASD students with the skills and academics they need to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs approximately 2,200 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866, is celebrating its Sesquicentennial throughout 2016. ASD serves students from 43 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent of households qualifying as low income. ASD is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to education programs and resources.

Information provided by:
Kimberly Golden Benner
Director of Communications
Allentown School District