Schools look to share with parents

Published 3:49 pm Monday, October 16, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
During the day-long visitation both county and city schools have made arrangements so parents and teachers can get together and discuss progress of students.
Brewton City School teachers will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. giving parents an opportunity to discuss test scores, discipline and academic progress of students, Smith said.
Escambia County Schools are planning parent-teacher conference times as well with individually scheduled times beginning at 3 p.m.
The statewide event, which began in 1999, is one that increases the opportunity for parents to become involved in their child's education.
Brewton Elementary will be hold its P.T.O. meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Monday with a performance by kindergarten students scheduled during the meeting. Also at the school, a Title I workshop will be presented at 12:15 p.m. and again at 4:45 p.m. A book fair will be held throughout the day in the school's media center
Brewton Middle School will be holding general parent-teacher conferences from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with targeted conferences from 2 to 6 p.m.
T.R. Miller High School's conference schedule will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for one-on-one conferences between parents and teachers.
At W.S. Neal Elementary, presentations will begin at 9:15 a.m. with an ADHD workshop in the school library. At 10 a.m. a classroom management workshop will be presented in the library as well. A special education overview will be presented at 11:15. At 1 p.m. a special presentation of &#8220A Day in the Life of Your Child” will be shown and will highlight student activities and achievement with pictures from classrooms throughout the school. During this hour-long presentation period, a representative from the Alabama State Department of Education will be on hand to recognize Alexis McNew, a second-grader at Neal Elementary, along with her parents as winner of the Parental Involvement poster contest.
At various places throughout the school special presentations will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Presentations will include accelerated math, Dibels, parenting videos, a Make-N-Take workshop and Hope Place information.
At W.S. Neal Middle School presentations for parents will begin at 9 a.m. with a session on drug free schools, computer safety and violence in schools. A 10 a.m. session highlighting ADHD issues will be presented. A session on test taking tips for parents and children will be presented at 1 p.m. as well as a practice session for parents and students who are participants in the Scholars Bowl. At 2 p.m. Science Olympiad practice sessions are planned for parents and students and will be followed at 3 p.m. with a session on individual student testing information.
W.S. Neal High School will begin sessions at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation on sexual harassment. At 10 a.m. a session on suicide prevention will be held followed by a school safety and needs program at 10:30 a.m. Surveys will be conducted beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a P.T.O. meeting at 2 p.m.
Pollard-McCall Junior High School will begin sessions with a 7 a.m. Title I annual meeting. A second meeting for Title I will be held again at 5 p.m. From 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the school's computer lab will be open for parents to skills tutor math software available to students. Also at 8 a.m. a session on Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills, or Dibels, will be presented. At 9 a.m. the 21st Century Community Learning Center program will be presented. A session highlighting communication tools for parents will be held at 10 a.m. The Computer Lab and Title I Parent Center will be open following lunch from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with a State Assessment Overview being presented at the time as well.
All county schools have scheduled meeting times for parents to have conferences with teachers from 3 to 6 p.m.

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