Title I Family Engagement

September 2018 Newsletter

Parent University Classes

We hope you were able to join us for our first two Parent University classes in August.

Digital Tools in Our Schools was presented by Mike Carvella on August 29th at Willow Brook Elementary School and September 4th at Glenwood. He went over the technology tools that students are using in class and how they can use these online at home. We plan to put this information on the webpage soon. This was an amazing workshop and we are so thankful to Mr. Carvella for hosting.


We would also like to thank UT Ag Ext., Family/Consumer Science and the Family Resource Center for partnering with us to provide these Parent University classes. We offer two classes a month, one in the evening and one during the day. (See the schedule below). The September workshop was presented by Laura Emhof Clark, UT Ag Ext Agent. She went over great tips on how to help your child be even more successful in school such as homework tips, organization tips and the importance of setting routines for bedtime/ morning. You can find her power point on the Title I Family Engagement page.


We appreciate the FRC for providing refreshments and door prizes. Any family member that attends at least five workshops will receive a $25 gift card. Child care is provided during the evening classes if you RSVP to AKPeters@ortn.edu.




Fall Break is October 1-12th. We want to welcome you back on October 15th with a wonderful Parent University that all parents/families can benefit from. Digi Talk is at Woodland Elementary on October 15th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and October 16th at Willow Brook from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Child care will be provided for the 5:30-6:30 workshop at Woodland, only.

This is a very informative workshop on Internet/Social Media Safety and how to keep a healthy balance of tech life and home life. You don't want to miss this workshop!!!

See back for Parent University Schedule.

Parent University Schedule

Please join us for these informative and engaging Parent Workshops at rotating elementary schools.Childcare will be provided for ages 4 and up if you RSVP to AKPeters@ortn.edu. Door prizes will be given at each event and a $25 gift card will be rewarded to every family member that attends 5 workshops between August and December.



August 29, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 pm Willow Brook Elem. & September 4, 2018 from 5:00- 6:30 Glenwood Elem.


“Digital Tools in our Schools”: Mike Carvella, ORS Curriculum & Technology Integration Coach Description: Learn what digital tools your child is using in school and how you can use them to help with homework.


Sept 11, 2018 5:30-6:30 pm & Sept. 12, 2018 from 9-10 am Willow Brook Elementary


“Getting Organized for a Successful School Year” with Laura Emhof Clark, UT Ag Ext. Family & Consumer Science Agent Description: Tips to start the school year off right. Learn how to help your child with their organization skills by setting routines for homework, bedtime and mornings.


Oct 15, 2018 5:30-6:30 pm- Woodland Elementary & Oct. 16, 2018 9:00-10:00 am-Willow Brook Elementary

“Digi Talk” with Laura Emhof Clark, UT Ag. Ext. Family & Consumer Science Agent Description: Internet and Social Media Safety and how to find a healthy balance between technology use and home life.


Nov 13, 2018 5:30-6:30 pm Glenwood Elem. & Nov. 14, 2018 from 9-10 a.m. at Willow Brook Elem.

“Practical Parenting” with Laura Emhof Clark, UT Ag Ext. Family & Consumer Science Description: Everyday parenting tips, building better relationships with your children, how to give appropriate consequences, etc.


December 11, 2018 5:30-6:30 pm at Linden Elem. & Dec. 12, 2018 9-10 am at Linden Elem.

“Stress Management” with Laura Emhof Clark, UT Ag Ext. Family & Consumer Science Agent Description: Beat holiday stress, identify negative emotions and learn how to express them appropriately.