09 Oct FACES helps parents navigate the district

FACES (Family and Community Engagement Services) will host its first Family Learning Resource Academy (FLRA) of the school year at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, from 9 a.m. – noon.

The session will provide information on supports and resources that school district departments offer while gaining strategies in how to best support their children on their road to academic achievement.

Families will have the opportunity to speak with 15 CCSD departments, including Food Service and Transportation, on how the department supports CCSD students. Parents will also learn how to best communicate with their child’s school, as many have inquired about joining their School Organizational Team (SOT).

With the SOT elections happening throughout September, the initial FLRA will be a great way for parents to dive into the world of SOTs to be involved in their child’s school action plan and how it could affect their child’s academic success.

The session will feature free childcare for preschool-aged children that include developmentally appropriate activities. It will also be presented in Spanish, with light refreshments available.

Three more FLRAs are scheduled later in the school year that will focus on academic topics:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Springs Preserve – the FLRA will focus on science, technology, engineering and math-related topics.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at Whitney Recreation Center – the FLRA will focus on reading and English language arts.
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Desert Breeze Community Center – the FLRA will focus on math.