Wake schools kick off Parent Academy Tuesday

August 19, 2013 

The Wake County Public School System launched the 2013-14 Parent Academy series this week. The free sessions offer parents tools to support their children’s learning.

The series of workshops covers how to support kindergartners as they enter school, information on special education, the Common Core and Essential Standards, financial aid basics, and more.

“We’re excited about the new topics that we have, and the outreach we are doing to bring valuable information to our parents,” said Rosa Rangel, Senior Administrator for Family and Community Engagement. “If parents are involved in their children’s education and know how to navigate the public school system, they’ll be better prepared to support their children academically.”

All sessions are free and available in English and Spanish. Childcare is provided for children ages 4 to 13. Parents must pre-register for each event. A total of 33 events will be held at three schools: Athens Drive High School, Reedy Creek Middle School and Millbrook High School. Parents may view the complete schedule and register at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy/.

For the first time this year, Spanish-language sessions also will be scheduled for the Centro para Familias Hispanas (The Hispanic Family Center) at 2013 N. Raleigh Boulevard in Raleigh. For more information on these sessions, contact Rangel at 919-431-7703.

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