Tag Archives: Parent Engagement

DPS Parent Resource Centers kicked off Spook-tacular Science/Math Days!

Parents visiting Detroit Public Schools Parent Resource Centers this week will get treated to Spook-tacular Science/Math Days in seven of the district’s eight Parent Resource Centers. The events, part of the Centers’ ongoing workshop series, are intended to better engage parents in their schools and teach them step-by-step the following science- and math-related activities that they can do with their children at home. Activities: Smoking Pumpkin Head Station Magic Potion Station Green Slimer Station Math Bingo Station Zombie Money Survival Kit Handout: 6 Tips From Vampires (from financesonline.com) Scheduled activities,: October 29 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Locations:  Drew, Ludington, Priest, Detroit International Academy, Bennett and Osborn campus October 29 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Location: Marcus Garvey Academy October 31st: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Location: Cody campus About the Parent

Attention Non-Resident Students: The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students

The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students under Section 105 and 105c of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1705c[19]).  Applications for non-resident student enrollments will be taken at the School of Choice (Cass, Renaissance, M.L. King and Detroit School of Arts are excluded) or in the Student Services and Data Management Complex located in the South Wing of Frederick Douglass Academy until Friday, September 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday, during the hours of 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Per State Law, there are no exceptions until the next enrollment deadline in the second semester, Friday, January 24, 2014. Non-residents enrollment flier Features: No cost for the School of Choice program No transportation is provided Students can remain in Detroit, if

Free Flights! Free Food! Free Shuttles! Detroit Public Schools’ new ‘DPS Open Doors Day’ guaranteed to wow families!

On Saturday, April 27, more than 90 DPS schools will open their doors, allowing parents to see schools firsthand; meet principals, staff and parent leaders; take tours; sample healthy nutrition food in the school cafeterias for free; and see in action DPS’ plans to create Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools throughout the city. The ‘DPS Open Doors Day’ will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. as part of the Open Enrollment Period, which runs through May 10. Some activities will include classroom visits, instructional technology/lab demonstrations, presentations by teachers, student performances and business/community partner information. Some schools will also feature choirs, step and cheer teams, puppet shows, mini band concerts, Michigan Tech Science Experiment Stations and more! Unique ‘DPS Open

DPS launches 4-week Open Enrollment Period!

The Open Enrollment Period, which will include a bigger-than-ever Open Doors Days at most schools on Saturday, April 27, will allow parents to choose a school outside their designated school boundary Beginning Wednesday, April 10, parents have an opportunity to choose to enroll their children in a Detroit Public School – regardless of where they live — under an Open Enrollment period that runs through May 10, 2013. The Open Enrollment period will be parents’ only window of opportunity to change their children’s boundary-driven school assignments. Letters containing enrollment information and a “School Selection Scan Sheet”  are being sent to all district parents. Parents are expected to fill out one school selection sheet for each child and submit it to

Gompers’ Reading Dads make reading fun!

The mission of the Gompers’  Reading Dads is more than just to read to children, although they do make it their mission to offer a top-notch and fun reading experience for students! “Our mission is to to serve, protect and nurture all of our children,” said Harold Harris, a Parent Volunteer and animated reader. “We volunteer as hall monitors, lunch room monitors, we go on field trips, we are at basketball games, track and field events, and more.” Mr. Harris said the group, which was founded in 2008, strives to support the school in every way possible, in addition to holding two reading days a year — in October and March. At the most recent event on March 14, 2013, 22 dads came

DPS and The Home Depot announce partnership to offer home improvement workshops for DPS parents in the district’s 8 Parent Resource Centers

Workshops to include home repair tips and demonstrations, such as how to repair faucets, how to patch holes, how to lay a laminate floor and more! Detroit Public Schools and The Home Depot kicked off a partnership on Thursday, March 18 to offer home improvement workshops monthly for DPS parents in the district’s 8 Parent Resource Centers. Dozens of parents have signed up for the four 30-minute workshops, called “Fix It Up Thursdays,” which include demonstrations from Home Depot experts on how to repair faucets, how to patch holes, how to lay a laminate floor and how to install shelving. The Home Depot has been offering how-to workshops at its stores since the company began. The workshops at Detroit International

DPS kicks off new workshops to support parents of children ages 0-5 and offers new Men’s and Dads’ Clubs

New workshops for parents with children ages 0-5 and new Men’s and Dads’ Parent Clubs are on tap for DPS parents through newly expanded parenting programming at the district’s 8 Parent Resource Centers in December! DPS is supporting parents with children 0-5 years of age through activities that kick off today, Monday, December 3, to help parents discover new ways to nurture, teach and play. The workshops, offered every Monday, include: A playgroup for toddlers and babies with music and movement Parent Café: Adult group discussions on the importance of the development of your child’s five senses Baby & Me Workshop with an End of the Year Celebration and take home a craft The kickoff: Calling all parents who love jamming with

November Workshops in Detroit Public Schools Parent Resource Centers include Homework Help, How to Raise Successful Teens and More!

November 5 – 9  HOMEWORK: Helping students with math at home The secret to solving word problems Discover games that teach math Helping older students eliminate math anxiety November 12 – 16 CHANGE: Placing hard times behind you Identify the root and source of poor money management Learn how to save and find extra money Enjoy life while living within your budget November 19 – 23 BEHAVIOR: Raising successful teens The impact of modeling the same behavior you want from your teens Helping your teen develop self pride and a positive body image What are the signs of teenage depression? Early Childhood: Special activities and workshops for parents of children between 0-5 years old Holiday Activities at each PRC November 26 – 30  MANAGEMENT: Tackling large school

DPS opens brand new One-Stop Support Shop for all parents of students with Special Needs

Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 26, opened a brand new One-Stop Support Shop to serve parents of students with special needs from any DPS school as part of its new Parent Resource Center at Drew Transition Center. The One Stop Support Shop kicked off with a free half-day event drawing parents from across the district who sampled the services that will be available year-round at the Center. Parents are participating in mini workshops, receiving information from partners, and hearing from a parent panel. “Being able to provide a wide array of information and support to our parents and those across DPS – all in one place – will positively impact them and their children,” said Robert Avedisian, principal of

DPS students enjoy math and engineering summer camps!

The DPS Office of Mathematics Education has partnered with West Point Academy, National Association of Black Engineers, and University of Detroit Mercy to bring several STEM Summer camps together.