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Tonight is parent night for city schools

Parents of children in city schools will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics at Parents Night at Layfette Upper Elementary School from 6-8 p.m.

At 6 p.m., dinner will be served and there will be a welcome at 6:30 p.m. from Marceline Catlett, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel. From 7 to 8 p.m. parents can attend their choice of two workshops from several.

The workshops are:

“Talking to Kids about Boundaries and Keeping their Bodies Safe”

Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault

Target audience: K-5

“How to Talk to your Kids about Healthy Relationships”

Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault

Target audience: 6-12

“Recognizing, Reporting and Preventing Bullying”

Annette Richards- FCPS Elementary Counselor

Target audience: all

“Funding your Child’s College Education”

Tanina Fouge Linden- Futurity Capital LLC

Target audience: All

“Parent Responsibility in Closing the Achievement Gap”

Marceline Catlett-Assistant Superintendent, FCPS

Target audience: All

“How to access your child’s school information through FCPS technonlogy (Schoolnet/Parent Connect)”

Mary Smith – Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, FCPS

Target audience: All

“How to deal with testing stress”

Fredericksburg City Public Schools ESL teachers

Target audience: Parents of ESL students

*note: childcare is provided and for transportation, call 372-1127