2018.2019 Family Program
Welcome to the 2018-19 School Choice Scholarships Parent Program! As you know, you must attend at least 4 of these meetings over the course of the school year in order to keep your child's scholarship. Children are always welcome, and we will have separate fun activities for them so you can meet without distractions.
We are using the Operation:Parent workbook and curriculum again this year. We hope you enjoy this program as much as we do! Please indicate via this signup if you need a workbook. We provide one to every family. We also have Spanish versions of the workbook. If you need to purchase another one you may go to the Operation:PARENT Website: http://www.operationparent.org/
Also there is a workbook geared toward parents of younger elementary students. You can indicate which workbook you prefer.
Four other changes to our program:
1. We are gearing half the programs toward parents of younger (K-4th grade) children, and the other half toward parents of older (5th grade and up) children, and we indicate that on the meeting descriptions. There are a couple that work for parents of any age child. You may attend any meeting, we are simply letting you know the content so you can choose. We are listening to you! Thanks to all who completed the recent survey - this was your top suggestion, and we think it's a good one.
2. All meetings are now an hour and 15 minutes long. Dinner or breakfast will be served the first 15 minutes to everyone together, and the meeting will start on the hour. Registration will close 10 minutes after the meeting begins. When the meeting starts, we'll take all children to a separate room (or sometimes the school playground) for fun activities and/or homework help, if you sign up for that.
3. You can now only sign up for one meeting at a time. You can see all the meeting dates and times so you can makes plans, but the signup will only be open for four meetings at a time, and you can choose one of those. By the end of the school year, you will have all 4 meetings. There are 16 regular meetings plus the Holiday Party in December (which doesn't count toward your requirements) and the Graduation event in May - details coming on that later.
4. There will now be four live webinars held during the work week from Noon to 1pm that you can view from your home computer. These webinars will be available to view for exactly a week after they air. You may watch them at your convenience. Please note that in order to count towards your requirements you must take a short quiz at the end of the webinar. You may only sign up for one webinar during the school year. You must attend at least three meetings.
*Please sign up for 1 of the 4 open meetings by Friday, August 31:
To fulfill your family’s meeting requirements and receive your scholarship, you must attend:
a. One meeting in September OR October
b. A second meeting in November OR January
c. A third meeting in February OR March
d. A fourth meeting in April OR May
Please sign up for one of the four meeting opportunities available in September or October below. If the meeting you want is full, you can email us to see if you can still come (firstname.lastname@example.org). We strongly suggest you sign up for the meeting you want early.
If you sign up and will be unable to attend, you must inform us 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you do not, your scholarship will be in jeopardy.
Be on the lookout for future SignupGenius invitations sent via email as other meetings approach.
One last note, except for Heather Huddleston and Meredith McCann, anyone else you see at meetings is a volunteer. Be sure to thank them! Every scholarship we grant, meal we serve, and meeting we provide is thanks to generous people in this community who are donating their money, time, and resources to provide the best possible education to all our School Choice students.
|| Meredith McCann