Family Engagement

2022-23 Winter
Family Engagement Series

January

    • Bookshare Information Session
          • Tuesday, January 10th @ 6:00-7:00 — Location: Virtual
          • Presenters: Mrs. Shannon Iachini
          • Overview: When students read independently, they increase their reading comprehension skills and become more confident learners. Even struggling readers step up to the challenge when they see the progress they’re making. Come to learn how to foster a connection with reading in your home.
            Virtual Bookshare Information Session Registration

March

    • ADHD: What it is and how to help in the classroom
          • Thursday, March 16th @ 6:30-8:00 — Location: Virtual and at Provident Charter School
          • Presenters: Dr. Cheryl Chase
          • Overview: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological condition characterized by inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. According to the CDC, in a 2016 national parent survey, about 6.1 million children – that is 9.4% – have been diagnosed with the condition. This means that in a typical classroom of 30 students, a teacher can expect to have two or three students with ADHD on their roster. Due to the nature of this disorder, students with ADHD are likely to struggle with the day-to-day expectations of school, even if they are intelligent and motivated. Tasks such as accurately copying off the board, packing their backpacks for home, or completing long-term projects can be challenging. Parents of these children, looking to the teachers for help and guidance. This talk will describe what ADHD is (diagnose criteria, subtypes, developmental course), ways in which it can impact performance in school (it is so much more than just fidgeting and inattention), and provide guidelines and concrete strategies that educators can use to help support students with ADHD and their families.
            Cheryl Chase Registration

The International Dyslexia Association

    • Parent and Family Support Group
          • Thursday, January 19th @ 7:00-9:00 — Location: Virtual
          • Overview: The PBIDA Parent and Family Support Group Meets every 3rd Thursday from 7-8pm.
            Register Here!
    • My Child is Struggling! What’s Next? An IEP Series for Parents
          • Every Wednesday
          • January 18th – February 15th 6:30-8:00
          • Location: Virtual
          • Overview: Join us as we break down the process into simpler steps and explain the jargon you may be hearing. We will talk about the timeline for requests as well as your rights and responsibilities as a participant on the IEP Team during the IEP process.
            Find out more!
    • Pennsylvania Higher Education Summit
          • Tuesday May 16th, 2023 @ 7:00-8:00
          • Location: PaTTAN Headquarters in Harrisburg
          • Overview: Building Capacity for Structured Literacy Teacher Preparation.   Gain practical knowledge that can be directly applied toward aligning programs to the new requirements in Structured Literacy teacher preparation.
          • Find out more!

Proud Sponsor

Provident Charter School is a proud partner of PA’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers. We are grateful for their contribution and support for the events in our Family Engagement Series.