What is the FPSD Parent University?
The FPSD Parent University is led by District 91 and its community to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. District 91 partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and confidence. The university will consist of in-person courses as well as blog posts.
What is the Goal of the FPSD Parent University?
The goal of the FPSD Parent University is to increase parent involvement in the schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Workshops are held in the schools and courses are offered in one of the four categories: Parenting Awareness, Helping Your Child Learn in the 21st Century, Health and Wellness and Personal Growth and Development.
Why Be Involved?
Research has shown that parents can increase a child's academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved within Parent University.
Parent University will offer courses in four primary categories:
Category I is Parenting Awareness. These offerings will provide information that can empower parents to raise confident, educated children ready for the 21st century. Strengthening parents means strengthening children.
Category II is Helping Your Child Learn in the 21st Century. These offerings will provide parents information about how to support children’s academic opportunities and challenges today.
Category III is Health and Wellness. These offerings will support information and activities to help families build healthy lifestyles physically as well as emotionally.
Category IV is Personal Growth and Development. These offerings will help parents to grow personally and professionally, so they can become the most effective advocates for their children.