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UISD Annual Parent Summit 2015

Event Dates and Times

United High School 2811 United Avenue
WHAT: UISD Annual Parent Summit 2015

WHERE: United High School, 2811 United Avenue

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

United Independent School District is inviting all UISD parents to attend the Parent Learning Summit 2015 scheduled for Saturday, November 7, from 8a.m. to 3 p.m. at United High School, located at 2811 United Avenue. This event is free to all UISD parents.

This event will feature many learning sessions and information booths that will provide parents with the tools they need to help their children in the classroom and at home. Parents will also be offered complimentary breakfast and lunch along with a chance to win door prizes.

This year’s special guest is motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Andres Lara, who is best known as The Cuban Guy. The festival will also offer activity camps for children who are in attendance with their parents.

Registration for the camps is on the day of the festival and space is limited. Parents are urged to arrive early in order to secure a reservation for their child/children. The ultimate goal of the summit is to emphasize the importance of parental involvement and its positive impact on student attendance, test scores, graduation rates, motivation and self-esteem.
Additional information is available by calling the UISD federal & State Comensatory Programs department at 473- 6259.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/251960891.html | 251960891

United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) April meeting scheduled

Event Dates and Times

4/3/2014 - Starts: 11:00 AM
Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Room #2 5201 Sta. Claudia Lane
United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) April Meeting Scheduled

WHO:
U.I.S.D. Federal & State Compensatory Programs
Elia M. Juarez, Executive Director

WHAT:
United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) Meeting

WHERE:
Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Room #2, 5201 Sta. Claudia Lane

WHEN:
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Agenda includes the following topics:

-Title 1, Part A topics- Improving Basic Programs- Parent Involvement, Homeless Education, Foster Care, Staff Development, Private Non Profit Campuses and Neglected/Delinquent Services.

-Title 1, Part C-Migrant Education

-Title II, Part A-TPTR

-Title III, LEP

-After School Adventures and State Compensatory Education

Lunch will be served. No children please! For more information, please call Elia M. Juarez at 473-6456.
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
email: ameyer09@uisd.net

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/249268621.html | 249268621

Adoption Information Meetings

Event Dates and Times

5/5/2014 - Starts: 6:00 PM
DFPS Office 1500 N Arkansas
The public is invited to the Department of Family and Protective Services- adoption information meetings being held throughout South Texas. Anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming an adoptive family is invited to attend the free public information session.

The meetings will consist of a presentation along with a question & answer session with a regional adoption recruiter. Representatives from several South Texas Child Placing Agencies have also been invited to be on hand to present information on becoming an adoptive/foster parent.

As of the end of February, there are 344 children in the South Texas region and 6,140 children state wide who are legally free for adoption.

Laredo

Webb County
April 7th and May 5th at 6:00 PM

DFPS Office
1500 N. Arkansas
Laredo, TX 78043

CPS Adoption Recruiter: Cornelia Garza (361) 221-3362

Basic Requirements for prospective adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
provide relative and non-relative references,
show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.

The training provides an opportunity for the family and DFPS to assess whether foster care or adoption is best for the family. The family may withdraw from the meetings at any time. There is no charge for the meetings. Foster/adoptive parents generally train together.

Adoption information presentations can be scheduled for groups and organizations upon request.
John Lennan – DFPS Media Specialist Friday March 7, 2014

(361) 878-7488 - Office

(361) 876-6387 - Cell

Visit our website at www.adoptchildren.org for more information about adoption in Texas.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/249268331.html | 249268331

Adoption Information Meetings

Event Dates and Times

4/7/2014 - Starts: 6:00 PM
DFPS Office 1500 N Arkansas
The public is invited to the Department of Family and Protective Services- adoption information meetings being held throughout South Texas. Anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming an adoptive family is invited to attend the free public information session.

The meetings will consist of a presentation along with a question & answer session with a regional adoption recruiter. Representatives from several South Texas Child Placing Agencies have also been invited to be on hand to present information on becoming an adoptive/foster parent.

As of the end of February, there are 344 children in the South Texas region and 6,140 children state wide who are legally free for adoption.

Laredo

Webb County
April 7th and May 5th at 6:00 PM

DFPS Office
1500 N. Arkansas
Laredo, TX 78043

CPS Adoption Recruiter: Cornelia Garza (361) 221-3362

Basic Requirements for prospective adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
provide relative and non-relative references,
show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.

The training provides an opportunity for the family and DFPS to assess whether foster care or adoption is best for the family. The family may withdraw from the meetings at any time. There is no charge for the meetings. Foster/adoptive parents generally train together.

Adoption information presentations can be scheduled for groups and organizations upon request.
John Lennan – DFPS Media Specialist Friday March 7, 2014

(361) 878-7488 - Office

(361) 876-6387 - Cell

Visit our website at www.adoptchildren.org for more information about adoption in Texas.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/248401951.html | 248401951

UISD Texas Public Schools Week Open House

Event Dates and Times

3/6/2014 - Starts: 8:00 AM
All UISD campuses
All the proud parents of Laredo have an opportunity to get a better look at their children's achievements.

The United Independent School District will have Open House events at all campuses for parents in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. These events will take place on March 5 and 6 at elementary and secondary schools respectively. The schedule for the open house events is as follows:

March 5, 2014:
Middle Schools: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
High Schools: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Elementary Schools: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Texas Public Schools Week was established to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Each year, the event has grown and continues to be a meaningful way to showcase and illustrate the many educational opportunities given to more than four million students attending Texas Public Schools.

The event also proves to be a recipe for success as members of the community, parents, and teachers come together across the state of Texas to demonstrate the importance of education especially when young adults make the transition from high school to college.

Educators cannot accomplish this task alone as parent involvement and community support are essential for the success of students across the state.
For more information, contact your child's school campus.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/248401341.html | 248401341

UISD Texas Public Schools Week Open House

Event Dates and Times

3/5/2014
10:30am
All UISD campuses
All the proud parents of Laredo have an opportunity to get a better look at their children's achievements.

The United Independent School District will have Open House events at all campuses for parents in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. These events will take place on March 5 and 6 at elementary and secondary schools respectively. The schedule for the open house events is as follows:

March 5, 2014:
Middle Schools: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
High Schools: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Elementary Schools: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Texas Public Schools Week was established to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Each year, the event has grown and continues to be a meaningful way to showcase and illustrate the many educational opportunities given to more than four million students attending Texas Public Schools.

The event also proves to be a recipe for success as members of the community, parents, and teachers come together across the state of Texas to demonstrate the importance of education especially when young adults make the transition from high school to college.

Educators cannot accomplish this task alone as parent involvement and community support are essential for the success of students across the state.
For more information about Texas Public Schools Week, contact your child’s campus.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/247152551.html | 247152551

Family Zumbathon Day

Event Dates and Times

2/28/2014 - Starts: 9:30 AM
Bonnie Garcia Elementary School 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.
The Bonnie Garcia Elementary PTC is sponsoring a Zumbathon during student P.E. class times. Parents will be allowed to join the fun with theirchildren. This event is designed to reinforce the importance of regular physical activity as a family.
For more information, please call Nelda Flores at 473-8984.


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