Parent U Weekly Update
January 26 - January 30
What a great turnout at ACSF's session, "Racial Equity Within Our District"!
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated at the Asheville Preschool last night. There were over 110 people that gathered to discuss the efforts that the district is making in regards to racial equity. Racial equity teams from Isaac Dickson, Claxton and Hall Fletcher Elementary Schools and Asheville Middle School presented highlights of their current efforts to break down barriers through racial equity grants from the Foundation. The amazing meeting concluded with the division of attendees into four focus groups around the following four issues: school relationships with families; inequitable discipline; PTO inclusivity and testing. That input will be shared widely with attendees and others.
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Parent U Sessions Scheduled for Next Week...
So What's All This About Credit by Demonstrated Mastery?
Tuesday, Jan. 27th, 6-7:15pm
419 McDowell Street
Come out and join Stephanie Cyrus, Coordinator for Gifted Programming, to find out more about credit by demonstrated mastery (CDM). This new state board legislation, adopted in December 2012 and in effect for local school districts by the end of the 2014-15 school year – allows students to earn credit in a course without requiring the “seat time!” As this is the case, we’ll talk through what the pros and cons of CDM and try to help make decisions that will positively impact your students! Target audience: All parents with students in grades 8 – 12.
New Family Orientation Night
Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 5:30-6:45pm
441 Haywood Rd
Do you have a rising kindergarten student? Are you new to our community? Would you simply like to learn more about our five magnet schools? All families and parents are welcome to this free event that will introduce the principals for each of our five elementary schools and showcase how Asheville City Schools provide children with engaging curriculum and special programs.
Toddlers to Teens, and Technology: Social Networking Workshop
Thursday, Jan. 29th, 6-7:15pm
419 McDowell Street
Do you ever feel like your kids know more about technology than you do? Come join our informative sessions to learn about different types of technology and how to keep your child safe in the ever-changing digital world.