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Benton Heights Elementary Completes “Parenting with a Purpose” Series

Parenting with a Purpose

18 parents completed the “Parenting with a Purpose Series” on May 25th. The series of workshops over four consecutive weeks is a collaborative effort put together by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Public Health and The Latino Outreach Services of Union County Public Schools. The workshops take parents through a variety of topics relevant to students and their families both at home and school. The workshops are part of the Union County Public Schools Latino Outreach initiatives.

Parents participated actively in all sessions that covered a wide variety of useful topics, such as: nutrition and fitness, dental health, tobacco prevention and firearm safety. Healthy children in healthy homes and fire safety were also addressed. The workshops also increased communication between parents and schools- these strong connections support the academic and social needs of students.

At the end of the 4th workshop on May 25th, parents who completed all the workshops were presented with a certificate that recognized their completion, and their commitment to their children’s education. Benton Heights Elementary and the Latino Outreach Initiative look forward to hosting future workshop series for parents to build on their tradition of community outreach and parental involvement.

Also, a big thanks to our volunteers that helped babysit children while the parents were in the workshops, and a special recognition to Mrs. Juany Lago for her support and diligent work at all sessions.
Parenting with a Purpose