NEWBURGH - On Saturday, August 24, 2013, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District hosted Parent University and School is Cool. Parent University offers parents and guardians an opportunity to meet with professionals in the field of education to discuss timely topics in the education system. The event allows parents and guardians to gain a better understanding of their student’s educational needs and help their child down the path to success. A special workshop was also held for students in attendance to help them in the upcoming year.
"This is a unique event which allows parents and guardians to attend information sessions that are specifically designed to meet their interests or concerns," explained NECSD Coordinator of Universal Pre-K and Parent and Community Involvement Pamela Peterson.
In addition, School Is Cool, the NECSD’s annual backpack and school supplies distribution event, was held in conjunction with Parent University. In an effort to assist students within the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as they head back to school, School is Cool provides families with backpacks and school supplies to support the academic achievement of their children. Each student received a new backpack and a box containing school supplies such as glue sticks, crayons, binders, notebooks, pens, highlighters, and pencils.
According to Peterson, who spearheaded Parent University and School is Cool, the event would not have been possible without the help and assistance of local partners from within the community and Newburgh Enlarged City School District youth, parent, and community volunteers.