Parent education opportunity available
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Gilmer ISD is proud to sponsor the first session of Parent University on Two Way Communication: An Effective Parent/Teacher Conference.

Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher. Parents and their children’s school have something in common: Both want their child to learn and do well. Therefore, session highlights will include the following:

Recognizing and valuing the role of the parent/guardian at home

Understanding the school expectations

Learning techniques on how to effectively communicate with teachers

Participants will leave with knowledge of what information to bring to a parent/teacher conference and what questions to ask. This session applies to parents/guardians of all school age students.

The sessions will be offered Saturday, October 5th at Gilmer Elementary from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM. A session in Spanish will be offered at the same time. Snacks will be provided. A repeat of this session will be held on Monday, October 7 at Gilmer Elementary at 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM. Again, a Spanish session will be available as well as snacks.

This is the first of a six part series offered by GISD. Mrs. Johnson stated that there is undeniable research that points out when parents/guardians are involved in their child’s education the student’s grades are higher, their attendance is better, and they are less likely to drop out.

For more information about this session or upcoming sessions, contact Crata Johnson at 903-841-7845 or Kathy Musick at 903-841-7409.
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