A.C. Moore to host parenting event Thursday

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A.C. Moore Elementary School and the Escambia County School System are hosting a special event tomorrow, Oct. 22, for Statewide Parent Visitation Month.

The event, which is themed Homes and Schools: Cultivating Positive Relationships, is for anyone who is responsible for raising school-aged children.

“The goal is to connect home and school better,” Alabama State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice said. “Parent engagement — now more than ever — is a key factor to student success in school year round. By setting aside a specific month, our public schools can focus on the importance of parent engagement and investment in their children’s education.”

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A.C. Moore Elementary has planned special events during the day, and the sessions include local and state initiatives such as the Alabama Reading Initiative; Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative; school policies; and safety issues.

The parent day will last from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. A.C. Moore’s media center, computer lab and parent resource center will be open from 7:30 a.m. until the end of the program for parents and guardians to tour and speak with faculty.

The schedule is as follows:

• ARMT + results and school wide review, Principal John Brantley, 9-10 a.m.

• How can I help my child become a more fluent reader, Reading Coach Debbie Hester, 10-10:30 a.m. and 4-4:30 p.m.

• New Drugs on the Block, Counselor Tonya Ragan, 10:30-11 a.m. and 4:30-5 p.m.

To learn more about Homes and Schools: Cultivating Positive Relationships through Alabama’s Statewide Parent Visitation Month, and parent engagement opportunities throughout the school year, contact your child’s school or the school system at 251-368-4245, or visit the system on the web at www.escambiak12.net.