Thursday, January 13, 2011

Parent/Family Education Events - SIGN UP!

Dear King Families,

I am writing to share two parent/family education events for your consideration.  Both are, at this point, space limited as noted.  If you are interested in taking advantage of these opportunities, you must sign up using the links below.

The events are as follows:

  1. Family Writing Workshop – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
You are invited to sign up for a two-night Family Writing Workshop sponsored by the King School Improvement Team.

The first night will be January 31 from 6:30 - 7:30 and is for parents only (but childcare is available). The focus of this 90-minute workshop is for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about how to encourage their student writers in grades K – 12 at home. We’ll explore family activities that promote writing as well as effective ways to respond to children about their writing. The Parent Workshop highlights best practices in the teaching of writing as well as family writing activities.

The second night is February 2, from 6:30 - 8 and is for families. The focus of this 90-minute workshop is to bring family members together to experience the joy of sharing and writing stories about growing up. Children, young people, and their parents will learn ways to call up significant memories, methods for getting writing started, and easy and practical techniques for helping each other as writers. We’ll also discuss some ideas for sharing this writing and continuing family writing at home.

Some King families have attended these workshops in the past. It is the hope of the School Improvement Team that each family attends these workshops at least once during their time at King.

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED to 25 families. Sign up early! If you aren't able to make it this time around, the workshops will be offered again in March. A separate sign up will be offered for that series at a later date

  1. Let’s Read Math Workshop – This workshop is now filled to capacity as of 1/14/11. If there is a possibility to offer it again, Mr. Karr will email the details to the King community.
Your child has the opportunity to participate in Let's Read Math (LRM), an innovative program that:
·    Makes mathematics concepts interesting and fun;
·    Is FREE for children and parent/guardians who accompany them to each of the lessons;
·    Is interactive and involves math and books.

Details on when the program is being offered:
Where: Ann Arbor District Library, Traverwood Branch
When: Saturdays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 from 10 - 11:30 AM
Who: King Students, K-4
How: Sign up by clicking the link above.  First come, first served! This program is available for 12 families at this time and is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Branch of University Women (AAUW) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) who provide all books and related materials. There is no cost of any kind to the participants.

Questions?  Please send me an email.