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Record Number: 2463
Displayed from: May 11, 2006 , until: May 12, 2006

Fort Wayne Community Schools Title I is hosting a Parents as Partners spring conference on Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Nearly 170 parents have registered for the event, which will feature training sessions on the following topics: Writing at Home; AYP, NCLB and Title I; Knowing your child's reading level; Reading with your child; Math at Home; ISTEP Reports; Fort Wayne Urban League's Read and Rise; Early Childhood Alliance's Paths to Quality and Allen County Public Library's reading programs. FWCS Title 1 program will be providing breakfast, lunch, child care and transportation. There will also be hourly give-a-ways which include book bags filled with educational tools to use at home, community donations such as hotel stays, Panera Bread and Georges International Grocery, books and other resources. Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson will be guest speaker at the luncheon provided by FWCS Food and Nutritional Services. Community organizations including Park Center, Fort Wayne Urban League, United Hispanic Americans and others will be displaying booths with useful parent information during that time as well. The event is for FWCS Title I parents. There will be sessions in Spanish and Burmese and all documents sent home with parents have been translated into these languages as well. Peter Yaruchyk, Title 1 District Parent Coordinator, school parent coordinators and Elizabeth Hodges, Title 1 program specialist are spearheading the event. For information, contact Elizabeth Hodges, Title I program specialist, at 467-2100. Media are welcome anytime during the event. Ask for Ms. Hodges and she will assist you.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.