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CLASSES AND EVENTS
PARENT UNIVERSITY: Congratulations "Graduates!" Knox County Schools Sponsored Classes Will Resume in the Fall. Spring/Summer Community Classes Are Listed Below!
May 14, 2013: Computer Workshops-Word 2007 II Class introduces the basic tools and concepts of world processing, using Microsoft Word 2007: simple text formatting, cut and paste, pag setup. saving and more. Requires Introducing the Computer or equivalent skills. Located at East Tennessee History Center at 5:30 P.M. Call (865) 215-8700 to register.
May 16, 2013: Computer Workshops- Introducing the Computer Classes provide the information and skills required for other workshops: computer terminology, the Windows environment, mouse/keyboard familiarity, working with files and folders. Location: Burlington Branch Library at 5:30 P.M. Call 525-5431 to register.
May 22, 2013: Computer Workshops- Introducing the Computer Classes provide the information and skills required for other workshops: computer terminology, the Windows environment, mouse/keyboard familiarity, working with files and folders. Location: East Tennessee History Center at 5:30 P.M. Call 215-8809 to register.
May 28, 2013: Computer Workshops - Excel: Learn to make simple spreadsheets and use features such as AutoSum, functions, and charting. Requires "Word 2007 Basics" or equivalent skills. The class is located at East Tennessee History Center, at 5:30 P.M. Call 215- 8700 to register.
May 30-31, 2013: The 11th Annual Tennessee Disability MegaConference: Nashville Airport Marriott. This is Tennessee's largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families and professionals. Our 2013 theme is "Deep Roots, Broad Branches and Strong Wings." Limited stipends available to people with disabilities and their families on a first come, first serve basis. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go to:http://www.tndisabilitymegaconference.org and click the Stipend/Registration link. If you need help completing the online registration/stipend application, please call 1-800-835-7077, ext.22.
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May 14, 2013 Knoxville Songwriters: Please join area songwriters as they share their work and discuss the craft of songwriting at 6:00 P.M. This class will take place at Fountain City Branch Library. Click HERE for more information.
May 15, 2013 Books Sandwiched In: The Death and Life of the American School System: If you're deeply passionate about public education, then you have a lot in common with Dr. Nissa Dahlin-Brown, our May speaker, and Diane Ravitch, the author of The Death and Life of the American School System, which will be Dr. Dahlin-Brown's focus in this Books Sandwiched In program. Dr. Dahlin-Brown is the associate director of UT's Howard Baker Center. This event will be located at the East Tennessee History Center at 12:00 p.m. Click HERE for more information.
May 16, 2013 Knoxville Writers Guild Open Mic Night: Come share your work or come simply to listen to others. This event will take place at Fountain City Branch Library at 6:00 p.m. Click HERE for more information.
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SAVE THE DATE!
October 12, 2013: 9th Annual Parent Conference - Knox County Schools invites you to join us as we present "Discovering the Treasures of Success" at the 9th Annual Parent Conference. Parents and Caregivers will have the opportunity to attend various workshops and break out sessions. Click HERE for more information.
PARENT & STAFF NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2013-14 DAC Meeting Dates Announced: KCS Family and Community Engagement Department District Advisory Council (DAC) Announces 2013-2014 Meeting Dates! Click here for more information!
KCS Family and Community Engagement Manual now available on FCE website and open to the public! To view the manual and its supporting documents click here.
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DATES TO REMEMBER
Freedom House Church of God is having a FREE 3-Day HUGE Clothing Giveaway. May 17, 18, and 19, 2013 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Grateful Heart Mobil Ministry will have available all sizes of clothing and accessories for infants, children, and adults. Freedom House is located at 132 Lovell Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. If you have questions please call (865) 966-0455
Living Stone Fellowship Single Mothers Ministry presents "The Well: A Place of Refreshment for Single Moms." On the second Friday of every month, You’ll enjoy a time of fellowship, encouragement and a great meal (that you didn’t have to make!) while your kids have dinner and a fun time of their own! The ministry offers FREE childcare and dinner for everyone in attendance!More Resources>>
Discussion Topics (Blogs)
TRACEY MATTHEWS: How's THAT Working For You?! (A Parent-to-Parent Blog) Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM Discuss
TRACEY MATTHEWS: Family and Community Engagement Barriers Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 Discuss
TRACEY MATTHEWS: Your "Dream" Family Engagement Summit! Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM Discuss
TRACEY MATTHEWS: Who Are Our Family and Community Engagement Gold Medalists! Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:21 PM Discuss
Family Engagement Materials
1. NCLB School-Parent Compact Samples and Resources
2. School Family Engagement Policy Samples
3. TN Standards for Family School
Partnerships - State Legislation
4. The PTA National Standards