TOWSON, MD — In honor of American Education Week, Nov. 14 – 18, Baltimore County schools will host special parent visitation days and special events at schools across the county.
“Our schools welcome this opportunity to have students’ family members and members of the community witness the innovative learning that goes on in our classrooms every day,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. “For our students, having parents visit them in school or attend evening events at the school reinforces for them that education is important and that their parents are partners in the educational process.”
Throughout the week, Team BCPS members are encouraged to share photos and thoughts on social media using #BCPSedweek2016.
In addition to school-specific events, BCPS and some of its schools/programs are hosting events open to the larger community:
The High School All Honors Concert
Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Morgan State University, James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., 21218
Battle Monument School’s Annual Respite and Resources Fair for parents of children with special needs
Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Battle Monument School, 7801 E. Collingham Dr., 21222
“Be What You Want To Be” workshop on coursework/careers in construction and development
Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 – 6 p.m.
Cockeysville Public Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, 21030
Learning! Laughing! Listening! A fun family event!
Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4 – 6:30 p.m.
General John Stricker Middle School, 7855 Trappe Rd., 21222
Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 – 8:15 p.m.
Loch Raven Academy, 8101 LaSalle Ave., 21286
“What Will Happen to My Child When I’m Gone? A workshop for parents of children with special needs
Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Greenwood Campus, Bldg. E, Room 123, 6901 N. Charles St., 21204
“Books That Move”: A workshop about fun activities parents can do with children while they read
Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Sussex Elementary School, 515 S. Woodward Dr., 21221
Parent University hosts second “Youth Mental Health First Aid” course to support children
Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 – 10 p.m.
Cockeysville PAL Center, 9836 Greenside Dr., 21030
More details about these events, as well as information about some of the school specific activities, can be found at http://www.bcps.org/news/articles/article9358.html.
In addition, during American Education Week, the BCPS Parentmobile, an award-winning mobile parent resource center, will be at schools across the county. Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS curriculum, at-home learning resources, BCPS websites, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Here’s where the Parentmobile will be:
Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208
Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Johnnycake Elementary School, 5910 Craigmont Rd., 21228
Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207
Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Featherbed Lane Elementary School, 6700 Richardson La., 21207
Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9 – 10 a.m.
Milbrook Elementary School, 4300 Crest Heights Rd., 21215
Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Crossroads Center, 11640 Crossroads Cir., 21220
Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 – 10 a.m.
Mars Estates Elementary School, 1500 East Homberg Ave., 21221
Friday, Nov. 18, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Scotts Branch Elementary School, 8220 Tawnmoore Rd., 21244
Friday, Nov. 18, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Winfield Elementary School, 8300 Carlson La., 21244