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NEWS RELEASE #16
September 20, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APS Teaches Parents How to Help With Homework

Many parents feel helpless when it comes to helping their children with homework.  Aurora Public Schools is teaching parents how to help their children with reading, writing and math through a special workshop.

The third annual Family and Community Involvement Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 23 is expected to draw more than 400 APS families and community members.  The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Aurora Hills Middle School, 1009 S. Uvalda St.

"I've attended these workshops for the last two years and it has helped me in so many ways. I look forward to attending this year to learn more about my child's schools and how I can really help him to be successful.  I hope this event continues to happen every year," said a North Middle School parent.

The training will also feature sessions on several topics including:

  • the future of education in APS
  • how to strengthen school neighborhoods
  • how to be an active member of parent organizations

"I am excited about this year's workshops. They give me an opportunity to learn about options available to my kids and how I can get more involved," said Teri Mingilton, an APS parent and District Accountability Advisory Committee member.

Childcare will be provided. All sessions will be conducted in English and Spanish.

  Parents and staff members will be available to provide interviews in English and Spanish.

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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: grduran@aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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