Parent Summit 2012 media advisory
WHAT: A conference just for parents! Parent Summit to provide motivation, inspiration and valuable tools
WHEN: Oct. 9 (Tuesday) – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. See suggested times below
WHERE: Norris Conference Center, 4522 Fredericksburg Road
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, SAISD parents will come together for a half-day conference, known as the Parent Summit, that includes speakers and breakout sessions designed to motivate, inspire and inform parents, while giving them valuable tools to add to their parent toolbox.
Included in this year’s line-up is a session about districtwide efforts to increase rigor in reading and writing, during which parents will be given journals and asked to join the effort to write daily. All students and employees also have been given their own journals this year.
Parents also will be able to participate in two 45-minute breakout sessions that offer an array of topics, from how to turn waiting time into fun and education time, presented by Trustee Patti Radle, to a 101 session on college financial aid. There also will be a session featuring parents who will share their experiences of navigating the college process and sessions for parents of special-needs children. The day will be topped off with some moving, Zumba-style!
9:25-10:05 a.m. – Parents will receive journals and participate in a writing exercise during a session on rigor in reading and writing instruction.
10:45-11:30 a.m. – Trustee Patti Radle will teach parents how to use games to turn waiting time into fun and education time.
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Parents will offer first-hand perspectives on navigating the college process and ensuring their children went on to a college education.
12:40-12:50 p.m. – Parents will get a taste of Zumba and learn more about free community classes at the close of the event.
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.
Our primary purpose of improving lives through a quality education is driven by an unrelenting determination to graduate all of our students and prepare them for success in higher education. Our ideology is reflected in our fundamental beliefs, commitments and core values that guide us in our daily practices.
- Student Centered
- High Expectations
- Every student can learn and achieve at high levels.
- We are responsible for the education and safety of every student.
- We are responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the school system.
- Everyone should be treated with respect.
- People support what they help create.