Wake County parents are invited to the first Parent Academy Back-to-School Kick Off, a fun morning of activities to help families start another great school year. The goal of the event is to strengthen the important connection between Wake County families and schools, and empower parents to be more involved in their children’s education.
Parents will attend a series of workshops while children ages 4 to 13 participate in free educational activities. Free continental breakfast will be provided. The first 100 parents will also receive free reusable Harris Teeter shopping totes, and the first 100 children accompanied by an adult will receive a coupon for a free Chili’s kid’s meal.
What: Parent Academy Back-to-School Kick Off
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 8
Where: Millbrook Magnet High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh
WCPSS will provide workshops on topics including:
- Kindergarten readiness
- Elementary literacy
- Common Core State Standards
- Understanding Special Education
- Transitioning into middle and high school
- Preparing for college
The workshops will be offered in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French and Korean.
Parents will also have a chance to learn more about WCPSS programs and resources including the Magnet Program, Special Education, Counseling and Student Services, School Innovation, English as a Second Language, Academically and Intellectually Gifted education, Title I services, Early Learning, and Career and Technical Education. Community organizations that serve Wake County families will also be at the event.