Parent Academy Set for Fredonia

Parent Academy Set for Fredonia
Posted on 10/30/2019
Parent Academy Set for Fredonia

Parent Academy at Fredonia Elementary School will include nine workshops that parents can choose from.

Children won’t be left out, either. They will rotate through a series of enriching activities while the parents attend workshops.

The academy will take place at 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Fredonia Elementary cafeteria. Lunch will be provided.

The academy is being held for families from Fredonia and Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary.


Workshops that will be offered include:

Different Learners: Special Education and More

Presenter: Kayla Hughes, Director NISD Deaf Ed

Everybody learns in their own unique way, and some students need extra support so they can do their best learning in school. Learn from the Director of NISD Deaf Education and parent of a child with special needs all about Special Education, accommodations, and other supports students can receive in school.

When ICE Knocks: Know Your Rights

Presenter: Amelia Fischer, Immigration Attorney

With so many recent changes in rules and practices related to immigration, it can be hard to know what to believe. Learn from an immigration lawyer about what to do if you or someone you love is undocumented and what to do if ICE shows up at your home. Also, how to create a safety plan in case a family member is detained.

What Parents Need To Know About Bullying

Presenter: NISD Police Chief Sandra Murray

What does bullying look like in today’s world, and how can parents help their children to prevent bullying and recognize if it’s happening to them? An NISD Police Officer will share some of the most crucial information that parents need to know about bullying.

Effective Parent-School Teamwork

Presenter: Erin Windham

Parents want their children to be successful in life, and their teachers, principals, and other school staff want the same thing. So how can home and school work together as a team to help children along their way to success? What can parents do at home that will help kids make the most of what they are taught at school?

Affordable and Delicious: Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Presenter: Raegan Grisby King

Learn some pro-tips for coming up with healthy meals for your family even when you’re tight on money and time. Come hungry, because we’ll be cooking up something affordable and delicious while we talk.

Processing Grief and Trauma Through Art

Presenter: Maggie Leysath, SFA Art Professor

Many of us have lived through difficult situations, from the loss of a loved one to traumatic life events. Learn some ways parents and children alike can use art to work through the complex emotions of grief and trauma from a Stephen F. Austin State University art professor and survivor of last year’s tornado in Alto.

Helping Kids Love Reading

Presenter: Nacogdoches Public Library Staff

If you can read you can learn anything, but many kids struggle with reading or just don’t like it. One of the Nacogdoches Public Library librarians will share some tips and information that will help parents help their kids fall in love with reading

Stories of Addiction And Recovery

Presenter: Respect Institute Participants

Two women share stories of how their experiences with childhood trauma and loss led them into destructive lifestyles and addiction, and how they eventually found their way out. These inspiring speakers share their stories in hopes that they might help others by knowing that recovery is possible.

Keeping it Together: Managing a household without losing your mind.

Presenter: Ashley Helmer, Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary Social Worker

Being a parent is hard, but in this presentation we will discuss some strategies to minimize the chaos and set your kids up for success. We will discuss being firm, fair, and consistent, letting the kids be aware of daily routines so they feel secure and prepared, and modeling the behavior you would like to see in your kids.

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