College care-packages under assembly for road trip to university

Release: Sept. 20, 2017 

Media Advisory

Who:          70 parents of SAISD Class of 2017 graduates
                  SAISD College-readiness coaches
District administration, including Dr. Roxanne Rosales, SAISD Senior Executive Director,
                  Academic Support and Career Technical Education

What:         College care-package assembly party among fellow parents of first-year college students
                   in preparation for a road-trip delivery to Texas A&M College Station 

When:        Sept. 20 (Wed) – from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where:       Cooper Learning Center – Cafeteria, 1700 Tampico St., 78207

The stretch between college drop off and Thanksgiving can feel like a long time for first-year college students, who likely are the first in their families to attend college away from home. But the best homemade remedy for homesickness is the age-old tradition of college care packages.

Approximately 70 “Aggie Parents” of recent SAISD graduates are joining forces with SAISD to put smiles on the faces of brand new Aggies in College Station.

Snacks for rushed mornings, late-night studying and missed dining-hall dinners as well as personal items and typical college supplies will be packaged at the Cooper Learning Center Wednesday evening. A “surprise” road trip is being planned for Friday to hand deliver the care packages to students.

Future college care-package assembly parties will be held for SAISD graduates who are first-year students at other universities. Out-of-state students will receive their surprise packages through the mail.

SAISD college-readiness staffers continue to reach out to Class of 2017 graduates and their parents as part of supporting college completion goals. Some first-year college students already have received college supplies and books based on requests.