Upcoming FACE Events - October 2019

Upcoming FACE Events - October 2019
Posted on 10/10/2019

Waukegan’s Family and Community Engagement department will host four informational and/or activity-based events this month on a variety of topics ranging from family field trips to special educational presentations. More information on these upcoming events can be found below.

Family Field Trip: Highwood's 10th annual Pumpkin Festival 

Families are invited to participate in this Free Family Field Trip to Highwood's 10th annual Pumpkin Festival on October 13. Free transportation will be provided for Waukegan families, and the bus will depart from Abbott Middle School at 11 a.m., and return before 4 p.m. Admission to the festival is free, and attendees will have the option to either pay for rides individually, or buy a personal ride pass for $25. There will also be a costume contest, and participants are encouraged to bring pre-carved pumpkins to join the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most lit Jack O'Lanterns. Interested parents can sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yyya8q5z

Parent Talk: Why Won’t my Kids Talk to Me?

Safe Youth Therapist Sebastian White, and Education Outreach Coordinator Tiffany Deleon, will lead an open discussion Wednesday, October 16 exploring the various communication barriers between parents and children. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Center. All Waukegan Public Schools parents are invited to share their stories and engage with other parents as the group explores the complexities of maintaining healthy communication practices with their children.

Promotion Policy and FACE Strategic Plan Presentations

District 60 will be hosting its final in a series of informational presentation this month designed to help parents better understand the district’s new Promotion Policy, as well as the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department’s new three-year strategic plan.  The last session, which will be held Wednesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. at the Waukegan Public Library, is open to the community and will provide separate, in-depth, overviews of the Promotion Policy and the FACE strategic plan, and how both will affect students and parents.

WPS60 Parent Tech Talk 

Any parents needing assistance learning how to use the District’s Parent Portal are invited to the Computer Classroom of the Waukegan Public Library for a general presentation. The presentation will take place Wednesday, October 23, from 5 p.m. to  6 p.m., and parents will have an opportunity to have questions answered at the conclusion of the presentation. Free school supplies will be provided to those who register, and activities will be available for all children.

Anyone with questions regarding any of these events can contact Carolina Fabian at cfabian@wps60.org or 224-303-1036 for more information.

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