Parents of Tullahoma City Schools students will have another chance to learn more about all the resources available to them and their children at a special summit next weekend.
According to Kim Adkins, a special education coordinator for the district, a second Parent Summit will be held at East Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about a number of topics that might help them better navigate the school system with their children, according to Adkins.
The summit builds off a previous one held last semester at East, where parents learned about some of the dangers of social media, how to correct bad behavior in children and heard presentations about childhood anxiety and depression and the dangers of excessive screen time.
Both summits are funded by a grant the district received from the Tennessee Department of Education Special Populations. The grant is designed to improve parent involvement in their children’s education.
Having the summit available for any parent to attend was, in Adkins’ view, “one of the ways that we felt like we could get lots of information out that’s available to the community.”
Some confirmed topics of instruction that will be available include information about Motlow and its programs, including the Tennessee Promise; work-based learning for special needs students at Tullahoma High School; certification programs at THS; behavioral strategy tools for parents; inclusion and parent rights and homework help.
Specially-crafted sessions for elementary school parents include both reading and behavior strategies, educational technology and promoting creativity.
The topics for middle and high school parents include information on new degrees at Motlow, the Tennessee Promise, CTE programs at THS, and technical schools in the area.
More sessions will be offered, according to the informational flier.
Just as the previous summit, a grab-and-go breakfast will be provided, as will lunch. There will also be giveaways at the upcoming summit, Adkins said.
Parents of students in pre-K to 12th grade are encouraged to come. For more information, contact Adkins at 454-2639. Registration forms for those looking to attend are also available at all schools in the district.
Child care will be provided for those who need it.
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