6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM District-wide Parent University @ Washington Gifted School
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM College Bound Peoria
1:50 PM - 11:00 PM District 150 Dash
The first Peoria Public Schools App will launch in the Google Play and App Store on October 15th. Parents attending Parent University at Washington Gifted Middle School that night will get the first look and in-person training from Peoria Public Schools Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Chris Coplan.
In addition to launching the District's new app, other workshops will keep with the "launch" theme during October's Parent University at Washington Gifted Middle School on October 15th. The "BBQ and a Blast" event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a barbecue meal provided by Hickory River. Eighteen workshops are planned for participants to choose from and participate in three topics throughout the evening. Free childcare is provided for kindergarten through fourth grade students. Older students are also welcome and the program will recommend workshops for parents to attend with their pre-teen or teen.
According to research, adolescents who feel a close connection and communicate well with their parents and family are more likely to delay initiating sexual intercourse, experience less depression and anxiety and exhibit more self-reliance and better self-esteem. To encourage parent/child communication about sexuality, Advocates for Youth is coordinating Let’s Talk Month, a national public education campaign, in October.