Thursday, January 7, 2016

Final School Choice Workshops January 7 and 8 / DPS Lottery begins on January 11



Cooperative Extension’s Parent Advocacy (PFAST) Program is conducting  its final School Choice Workshops today and tomorrow Thursday, January 7 at 6:00pm  &  and Friday, January 8 at 12:00.  Workshop location is the Durham County Cooperative Extension Offices at 721 Foster Street in Durham's Central Park.

The School Choice Workshop is for any Durham parent or guardian with a child who wants to explore K-12 public school options, including charter schools. Parents will learn tips and strategies to help choose a school for their child.  Learn about school options (DPS magnet, high school CTE pathways, charter), what to look for, school-child-family fit, and tips on the DPS magnet school lottery (which runs January 11-29).    

Choose from any of the following dates:
Thursday, January 7, 6:00-7:30PM (English)
Thursday, January 7, 6:00-7:30PM (Spanish)
Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00-1:30PM (English)

Light snack provided.  Participants are welcome to bring lunch to "lunch and learn" for the Friday session.

Registration is requested.  Please REGISTER at http://goo.gl/forms/RblPyR57VR   


The process of choosing a school is often a stressful one for families and we seek to demystify the process and help families approach this decision in a way that is positive and more productive.

For more information, people can contact Donna at drewalt@dconc.gov / (919) 560-0538  or Will at wbrinson@dconc.gov  / (919) 560-0379.  Spanish speaking families should contact Will.   We will send the Spanish flyer later today.  Please spread the word.  


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