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									                                                  Parent Resource Center
                                                       Newsletter
                                                The Office of School Improvement -Title I

                                                                                      Edition XIX, Jan. to Mar. 2010

                                        With all stakeholders having worked so diligently to make this a very
                                   productive school year for all students, it is our wish that you take this time to
                                   enjoy family and friends. Return in the new year renewed and refreshed with
                                    commitments and resolutions to actively participate in student achievement.
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      Dr. Crawford Lewis
        Superintendent
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      Executive Director
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        Mr. Barry Cross
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      Ms. Jackie Marshall
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      Liaison Specialists
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DeKalb County School System
     Board of Education                                        Raising the Bar
    Mr. Thomas E. Bowen
                                                           “The Year of the Parent”
         Board Chair              DeKalb County School System Superintendent, Dr. Crawford Lewis, has made a
           District 6             declaration that this is “The Year of the Parent”. He has unveiled a Parental
    Ms. Zepora W. Roberts         Involvement Framework through a task force of members representing all
      Board Vice-Chair            stakeholders. As the framework was rolled out, each DeKalb school was
           District 7
                                  assessed on parental involvement. The instrument used for the assessment was
    Ms. Sarah Copelin-Wood        the Georgia Department of Education State Standards on parental involvement.
            District 3            A DeKalb County School System Parent Guide, a technologically enhanced
Mr. Jesse “Jay” Cunningham, Jr.   Parent Portal, and an “E-Parent Communication” kick off with a pilot program at
            District 5            several schools in the county was also a part of the framework rollout. A
  Mr. Donald E. McChesney
            District 2
                                  parent and community link of internal, external, community, civic, and
 Mr. James M. “Jim” Redovian      government resources is in the process of being developed as part of the
            District 1            framework. The framework supports our school system’s goal of making
     Dr. Pamela A. Speaks         certain that all parents have access to information that will assist in student
            District 8            achievement.
 Dr. Eugene P. “Gene” Walker
            District 9
    Mr. H. Paul Womack, Jr.       Remember, the eleven Parent Resource Centers, with all its resources, are
            District 4            aligned with the framework’s efforts to assist our parents in helping their
                                  children to meet optimum academic achievement. Parents are invited to
                                  continue to make use of the resources by visiting the parent centers.
         Raising the Bar—The Year of the Parent




         Highlights from a very successful Fall 2009
         Countywide Parental Involvement
         Conference; over 600 in attendance, a
         dynamic guest speaker, words of                  Postscript….Look out for
         encouragement from the Superintendent and        forthcoming information about
         the OSI Executive Director, many workshops for
                                                          Part II of the Financial Aid
         parents and students, a PTA Health Fair,
         celebrity guests sharing their road to
                                                          workshop. FAFSA forms will be
         achievement with students, Troy University’s     completed during Session II . All
         Parent College Degree program, parents           DeKalb County School System
         winning great academic door prizes, etc..        parents and their high school
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                       Saturday Openings for The Parent Resource Centers Jan.– Mar. 2010

January 9                        Chapel Hill MS & McNair MS                February 20                Cross Keys HS
January 16                       Atherton ES                               February 27                Jolly ES
January 23                       E. L. Miller ES
January 30                       Columbia MS                               March 6                    Chapel Hill MS & McNair MS
                                                                           March 20                   E. L. Miller ES
February 6                       Cedar Grove MS & Sequoyah MS              March 27                   Columbia MS



                                     Workshop Offerings January – March 2010
               Atherton ES                                     Chapel Hill MS                                      Cross Keys HS
          Parent Resource Center                           Parent Resource Center                              Parent Resource Center

Computer Skills Workshop                          Nurturing Parent Series
Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010                Mondays, Jan 11, 2010 to May 10, 2010             English Language Learner Class — ELL
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm                                6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                Tuesdays in Jan, 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010
CRCT Workshop                                     **Dinner will be Served - Call the Center         Tuesdays in Feb, 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010                             Basic Computer Skills Class: Microsoft Word       Tuesdays in Mar, 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2010
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm                                Parents & Students Welcome                        5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Job Readiness Workshop                            Thursday, Jan 28, 2010                            Computer Basic Classes
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010                              6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                Monday through Friday
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm                                Scoring High on Standardized Tests!: Parents      Jan, Feb, Mar 2010
                                                  of Children with Individualized Education Plans   **By Appointment Only
                                                  (IEP)                                             GED Classes
               Avondale MS                        Thursday, Feb 25, 2010                            Jan, Feb, Mar 2010
          Parent Resource Center                  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                **By Appointment Only
                                                  Reading CRCT Workshop: Reading for Success        Mavis Beacon Typing Classes
Understanding the Parent Portal                   on Standardized Tests                             Monday through Friday
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010                             **Parents & Students Welcome                      Jan, Feb, Mar 2010
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                Thursday, Mar 25, 2010                            9:00 am to 12:00 pm
                                                  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                 U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes
**Call center to register - space is limited                                                         Fridays Only—Jan, Feb, Mar 2010
Math Tips for Success                                                                               **By Appointment
**Parents & Students are Welcome
                                                                   Columbia MS
                                                              Parent Resource Center                Nurturing Parent Class
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010                                                                               Every Thursday
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                                                                  Beginning Jan 7, 2010 to Mar 25, 2010
Test Taking Strategies                            Conversational Spanish
                                                  Thursdays                                         5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
**Parents and Students are Welcome                                                                  **Must Register– Dinner will be Served!
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010                              Jan 14, 21, & 28, 2010
                                                  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                                Conversational Spanish Class
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                                                                  Tuesdays, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010
Cooking with Language Arts & Math                 Black History Celebration
                                                  Thursday, Feb 4, 2010                             Tuesdays Mar , 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010
**Parents Only                                                                                      5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010                             6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
                                                  Raising Money-Smart Kids                          Make & Take Math Workshop for
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm                                                                                  Elementary Parents
How Can I be Involved in My Child’s               Thursday, Feb 18, 2010
                                                  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                                Friday , March 26, 2010
Education? **Parents Only                                                                           9:30 am to 11:00 am
Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010                              All About Testing for Special Needs
                                                  Thursday, Feb 25, 2010                            **Must Register
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
                                                  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
             Cedar Grove MS                        Encouraging Reading & Book Give-away
                                                                                                                 E. L. Miller ES
          Parent Resource Center                  Thursdays, Mar 4, 2010                                     Parent Resource Center
                                                  6:00pm to 7:30 pm
                                                  Special Needs NOW and Camp Waivers                Grand Parenting Today-Strategies & Resources to
Test Taking Online Resources Class                                                                  Assist Your Grandchildren Academically
Monday, Jan 25, 2010                              Thursday, Mar 18, 2010
                                                  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                                Monday, Jan 11, 2010
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm                                                                                  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Resume Writing Wednesdays                         Microsoft EXCEL
                                                  Saturday, Mar 27, 2010                            Conversational Spanish
Begins Feb 10, 2010                                                                                 Mondays, Feb 1, 8, 22, 2010
11:00 am to 12 :00 pm                             9:00 am to 11:00 am
                                                                                                    6:00 pm too 8:00 pm
CRCT Spring Break Takeover                                                                          Entrepreneurship
Test Taking Strategies                                                                              Monday, Mar 1, 2010
Monday, Mar 22, 2010                                                                                6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                       E.L. Miller Continued….►
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               E. L. Miller ES                                   McNair MS
           Parent Resource Center                          Parent Resource Center                           Center Locations
                                                                                              Atherton Elementary
                                                How to Get Your Credit Straight
E.L. MILLER ONTINUED…….                                                                       1674 Atherton Dr.
                                                Thursday, Jan 14, 2010                        Decatur, GA 30035 678-874-0333
Scoring High in Math K-5 -Strategies for
                                                6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                            M-W-TH-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m.
Increasing CRCT Scores
                                                Nurturing Parent Class                        Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Mar 15, 2010
                                                Tuesdays, Feb 9, 2010 to May 25, 2010         E. L. Miller Elementary
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
                                                5:00 pm to 7:30 pm                            919 Martin Rd.
Are You Smarter Than a Middle Schooler?                                                       Stone Mountain, GA 30088 678-676-3333
                                                **Dinner Will Be Served! - Call to Register
Monday, Mar 22, 2010                                                                          T-W- TH-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m.
                                                CRCT Prep Workshop
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                                                            Monday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                Thursday, Feb 18, 2010
                                                                                              Fairington Elementary
              Fairington ES                     6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                            5505 Phillip Bradley Dr .
          Parent Resource Center                Computer Basics                               Lithonia, GA 30038 678-676-8724
                                                Thursday, Mar 11, 2010                        M-W-TH-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m.
                                                6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                            Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
e-SIS Parent Portal Assistance
                                                Microsoft Power Point                         Jolly Elementary
Daily – 8:30 am to 5:00                                                                       1070 Otello Ave.
                                                Thursday, Mar 18, 2010
**Must Sign-up                                                                                Clarkston, GA 30021 678-676-5832
                                                6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Nurturing Parent                                                                              M-T-W-F 8:30 a.m. - :00 p. m.
                                                Microsoft Excel
Wednesdays, Jan 6– April 29, 2010                                                             Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                Thursday, Mar 25, 2010                        Avondale Middle
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm **Must Call to Register**
                                                6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                            3131 Old Rockbridge Rd.
**Dinner Will be Served!
A New Attitude-You & Your Credit                                                              Avondale Estates, GA 30002 678-875-0148
                                                             Sequoyah MS                      M-W-TH-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010                                    Parent Resource Center               Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p .m
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                                                                            Cedar Grove Middle
Microsoft Word                                                                                2300 Wildcat Rd.
                                                e-SIS Parent Portal Assistance
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010                                                                          Decatur, GA 30034 678-874-4248
                                                Begins Jan 6, 2010 — Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                                                                            T-W-TH-F 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
                                                Jan through Mar 2010                          Monday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 pm
Microsoft Excel/Power Point
                                                ** By Appointment Only                        Chapel Hill Middle
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010
                                                Technology: Basic Typing & Computer Skills    3535 Dogwood Farm Rd.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
                                                Begins Jan 7, 2010 - Tuesdays & Thursdays     Decatur, GA 30034       678-676-8548
Preparing for the CRCT
                                                Jan through Mar 2010                          M-T-W-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010                                                                          Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p. m
                                                ** By Appointment Only
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                                                                            Columbia Middle
                                                English Language Learners (ELL)
                 Jolly ES                                                                     3001 Columbia Dr.
                                                Begins Jan 13, 2010 — Wednesdays
                                                                                              Decatur, GA 30034 678-875-0546
          Parent Resource Center                Jan through Mar 2010                          M-T-W-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                6:00 pm to 7:30 pm                            Thursday 8:30 a. m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                U. S. Citizenship Test Prep                   McNair Middle
Slide to a Healthy Heart
                                                Begins Jan 14, 2010—Thursdays                 2190 Wallingford Dr.
Celebrating Healthy Heart Month
                                                Jan through Mar 2010                          Decatur, GA 30035 678-874-5147
**Adults & Children (children ages 4 & Up)                                                    M-T-W-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m.
                                                2:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursdays, Feb 25, 2010                                                                       Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p. m.
                                                **By Appointment Only
6:00 to 7:00 pm                                                                               Sequoyah Middle
**Refreshments Served, Comfortable Clothing                                                   3456 Aztec Dr.
Suggested                                                                                     Doraville, GA 30340 678-676-7945
 English Language Learners Class–ELL                                                          M-T-TH-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays Jan, Feb, Mar 2010                    Remember to place                             Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p. m
                                                                                              Cross Keys High
5:30 pm to 7:00
Help Your Child Improve Test-Taking             Saturday, March 13, 2010                      1626 N. Druid Hills Rd., NE
                                                                                              Atlanta, GA 30319 678-874-6139
Abilities
Thursday, Mar 18, 2010                          on your calendar for the                      M-W-TH-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                              Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p. m.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Students Welcome
Nurturing Parent
                                                spring Parental
**Parents & Children (children ages 5 and up)   Involvement Conference.                            Contact the Parent Community
Mondays, Jan, Feb & Mar, 2010
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm                              The spring Parental                                      Liaison Specialists
**Dinner is Provided—Call the Center to                                                                 at the District office
Register                                        Involvement Conference                               for additional information
                                                is primarily dedicated to
                                                parent workshops                                       Anderia Russell 678-676-0312
                                                associated with testing                                 Barry Cross 678-676-0250
                                                                                                       Jackie Marshall 678-676-0376
                                                across the grade levels.                                            •
                                                Additional information is                             Have a Great Holiday
                                                forthcoming.                                                Season!!
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