Pollitt said that while the first session focuses on new academic standards, the workshops are intended to provide parents with information about how best to support a child’s social, emotional and academic growth. She has reached out to administrators and faculty members for suggestions about future topics, and will speak with the North Bellmore parent community about what they’d like to see discussed.
“It’s not all about the Common Core,” Pollitt said. “The purpose of Parent University is just to have a home-to-school connection with parents as partners.”
Testa said that parents could either return the slip at the bottom of the flyer to their child’s classroom teacher to let administrators know they will attend the first workshop, or they may register on the district website. Pollitt said that as of noon on Sept. 12, 72 parents had registered using the online form.
Pollitt said that she is currently planning future sessions, though the dates are to be determined.