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Four community conversations on tap this week for Parent-School District Partnership

May 27, 2014

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR POTTSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO GET A LARGE GRANT FOR PROGRAMMING RELATED TO THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PARENTS OF YOUNG STUDENTS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. PLEASE COME OUT TO ONE OF THESE COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS!

The Pottstown School District and its community partners offer many resources for parent/child education and support, so that our students can get a good start academically, socially and emotionally. The Kellogg Foundation has funded the School District with a grant to determine how the home-school partnership can be strengthened, to find out what can be done to increase family participation, and to improve support for all children’s growth and development from birth through grade 3.

Four community conversations will be held at the end of May (5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 27 at the Pottstown Middle School, Wednesday, May 28 at Connections on High, Thursday, May 29 at Barth Elementary School and from 1-3 pm on Thursday, May 29 at the First Baptist Church). To succeed, we need Pottstown School District parents/caregivers from all social and ethnic groups to participate, to share their ideas, including the kinds of activities they want to participate in and what can be done to help them participate.

What is learned from these conversations will be shared with other community agencies and used in re-designing School District programs. This information will also be used as the basis to apply for a major grant to create programs parents said they want for themselves and for children 10 years old and younger. They key is to get as diverse a group of parents/caregivers to participate in these conversations, and to get as many of them to participate as possible.

Please come out, let’s talk and have your voices heard for our kids…their brighter future. For more info, contact 610-256-6370 or jbennett@pottstownsd.org. 

Pre-K through Third Grade Parents/Caregivers in the Pottstown School District, what do you need to help your child succeed? Let’s talk…in a relaxed setting, with a FREE hot meal, raffles, giveaways and childcare.

Join us at any of these community conversations from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 27 at the Pottstown Middle School, Wednesday, May 28 at Connections on High, Thursday, May 29 at Barth Elementary School and from 1-3 pm on Thursday, May 29 at the First Baptist Church. For more info, contact 610-256-6370 or jbennett@pottstownsd.org.

For more info, contact:

Jane Bennett
PEAK Community Engagement Coordinator, Kellogg Planning Grant
Pottstown School District, 230 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
610-256-6370, jbennett@pottstownsd.org

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2 Comments
  1. May 27, 2014 6:41 pm

    As a teacher, parent and truly a “MENTOR” for the overall wellness of children- this sounds AWESOME!! This is a step in the right direction for the children and parents/families of the Pottstown community. I am a native of Pottstown who has recenlty launched a new career and this seems to be at the core of what I do- educate, inspire and mentor children and families to succeed, live well, find balance and ultimately be happy.! I am excited for the Pottstown community, the direction it is going and the support that individuals are providing.
    I think I need to make an appearance at one of these “conversations.” this week.

    Michele (Rpeko) Dunleavy

  2. May 27, 2014 6:41 pm

    As a teacher, parent and truly a “MENTOR” for the overall wellness of children- this sounds AWESOME!! This is a step in the right direction for the children and parents/families of the Pottstown community. I am a native of Pottstown who has recenlty launched a new career and this seems to be at the core of what I do- educate, inspire and mentor children and families to succeed, live well, find balance and ultimately be happy.! I am excited for the Pottstown community, the direction it is going and the support that individuals are providing.
    I think I need to make an appearance at one of these “conversations.” this week.

    Michele (Repko) Dunleavy

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