Parent University at the
Lansing School District
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Parent University is a program designed to create a positive culture and predictable climate by collaborating with parents and providing parents personal enrichment courses that enhances effective interaction, strategies for how promote social, emotional and academic achievement, and connects parents to community resources.
Parent University will offer a number of classes in either a face to face or screen to screen format, with opportunities to learn strategies and techniques to assist with enhancing the relationship between you and your child, gain access to a large range of community resources, ask questions of the facilitators, establish relationships, and have a voice in decisions regarding your child’s social, emotional, and academic success.
As parents, we see you as key stakeholders and recognize the need to remove any barriers that may potentially impact your ability to provide a solid foundation for the future of your child.
We will host two parenting classes each month beginning in August from 5-6:30 on select Tuesday nights during the first semester of school, and Wednesday nights beginning in January 2021.
Participants who successfully complete at least 10 classes through our Parent University will be invited to an end of the year Celebration of Completion in June to recognize their partnership with the Lansing School District.
The ultimate goal of our Parent University is to work collaboratively with parents in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to establish the best possible outcomes for our students while strengthening the relationships between parents, students, and school staff.
Course Descriptions and Schedule
Support for Families During the Summer
Facilitator - Jessica Benavides Executive Director of School Improvement LSD
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
Research supports the notion that a great deal of learning and positive social engagement is lost during the summer months while students are away from the traditional school environment. This session will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the Lansing School District’s summer school program, online educational programs such as Khan Academy, as well as additional local community agencies providing summer programming. Representatives from local agencies will be present to provide resources and opportunities for parents to sign up their students.