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Duval Schools to host Pre-K Academy for students, parents

10:46 AM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County Public Schools will host a Title I Pre-K Parent Academy to better prepare students entering pre-k.

The academies will teach parents how to conduct home-based educational activities.  The school district said the purpose of the activities is to enhance reading and writing skills of both students and parents.

Parents and student who attend one of the academy dates will learn activities they can do at home that duplicate the learning activities done while at school.

Also offered at the academies will be exercises for parents designed to help them promote strong social-emotional development.

The school district said their goal is to recruit and register 100 Title I parents with their pre-k student(s) by November 25.

Registered parents will spend six weeks in the program.  Upon successful completion of assignments and 100% attendance, each parent will receive a $400 financial stipend.

Orientation for the academy will take place January 3 at Andrew Robinson Elementary and at Tiger Academy from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Academy session dates are as follows:

  • January 10, 2013
  • January 15, 2013
  • January 17, 2013
  • January 22, 2013
  • January 24, 2013
  • January 29, 2013
  • January 31, 2013
  • February 5, 2013

To RSVP for the academy, you are asked to please call the RSVP Parent Hotline at 904-633-5356.

Andrew Robinson Elementary is located at 101 W. 12th Street and Tiger Academy can be found at 6079 Bagley Rd.



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