Charles County Public Schools is hosting its first Title I Parent Engagement Conference on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the BI Building of the College of Southern Maryland's La Plata campus. The conference, titled "Cultivating Strong Families and Strong Schools Through Parent Engagement," focuses on improving the well-being and academic achievement of children through increased family involvement.
The conference will feature a special emphasis on fatherhood involvement and break-out sessions will include topics such as Dad's attitudes on fathering, the father factor in children's health, Mom as a gateway and Pop's culture. The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed on the Charles County Public Schools website at http://database.ccboe.com/events/Title1/. Select the New Record link to complete the registration process.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided along with materials from the National Fatherhood Initiative. Transportation services will be available for parents in Title I school areas and free childcare will be provided during the event.
The event also serves as a forum for fathers and male role models to increase the understanding of their role in the lives of their children. The keynote speaker is Ron Clark of the National Fatherhood Initiative. The conference is a joint partnership between Charles County Public Schools and the National Fatherhood Initiative.
For more information, call the Charles County Public Schools Title I office at 301-934-7281.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students), or Keith Hettel, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646; (301) 932-6610/870-3814. For special accommodations call (301) 934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.