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School District to Hold ‘Parent University’ Sessions on Conferences, Technology


The first parent-teacher conferences of this academic year are scheduled at most schools later this month and informational sessions are planned for parents on how to make the most of the one-on-one meetings.

Washoe County School District’s Parent University, sponsored by the Washoe K-12 Education Foundation, is putting on the free events.

Topics include how to build a list of questions to ask teachers, learning about different types of data that can be requested, and what data means to a child’s progress.

Sessions from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. are scheduled at the following sites:

  • Oct. 10 at Glenn Duncan Elementary School cafeteria, 1200 Montello St.
  • Oct. 12 at Sun Valley Elementary School library, 5490 Leon Drive
  • Oct. 17 at Stead Elementary School cafeteria, 10580 Stead Blvd.

Also, Parent University sessions on how to keep up with technology to improve communication with schools are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15 at Bailey Charter Elementary School, 210 Gentry Way. E-mail proficiency, using the internet to find resources, and basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be covered.

During all sessions, free babysitting will be available for children who are toilet trained and interpreters will be available.

For more information, contact the Department of Family-School Partnerships at 775-789-4685 or visit the links below.

Parent University: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/724
Washoe K-12 Education Foundation: http://washoek-12.com

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.