WFISD set to host parent engagement meeting

Wichita Falls ISD is working to make sure parents stay engaged with their children by holding a district wide parent engagement training session.

Debbie Gonzalez, the parent involvement coordinator with WFISD said the first step to child development is at home.

"Parents are their kids first teacher," said Gonzalez.  "So, we always want to equip them with ideas and suggestions.  Things that they can do both at school and in the home to help their kids."
On Tuesday, Cesar Alvarado a representative with Helen Farabee will talk to parents about brain development and how parents can stay involved with growth.

This will not be Alvarado's first time to speak with parents.
"He spoke at a summit and it was well attended by some of our parents," said Gonzalez.  "We got really good reviews and so that just sparked our interest like maybe we need to invite him back again."

The decision was made to host the meeting because Gonzalez believes this event will help give innovative ways for parents to get involved with children with brain development and function.
"We think anytime that we can assist parents in learning something new we want them to come and gets some ideas on how they can work with their children at home."

There will be 2 meetings at Booker T. Washington Elementary on Tuesday.  Parents can choose to attend either the meeting from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or the second from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

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