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District-Wide Title 1 Parent Meetings and More

2019-2020 Parent Engagement Meetings
Parent Engagement
Calendar of Meetings
October 10, 2019
Spanish Flier, Oct. 10, 2019
2018-2019 Title 1 Parent Involvement Meetings
Meetings will be held at the Port Arthur Administration Building
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 20, 2018
January 9, 2019 (Joint with PTA)
On June 20, 2019, parents were invited to receive updates concerning the 2019 PAISD Summer School Program during a working lunch at the Port Arthur Administration from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Mrs. Tracey Gabriel, who coordinated the Jumpstart, PK-2 program shared wonderful updates concerning what had been done and what would be done for the remainder of the summer program.  Mrs. Tamela Hebert, who served as the principal for Summer of Academic Refinement School (SOAR) at Tyrrell Elementary, shared a vast amount of information to parents concerning this program. She also shared sites where parents could go to see the progress of their children. Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Melvin Getwood, shared updates concerning the Secondary Summer School. He shared information concerning credits and how the students are working to ensure they obtain what is needed. He also shared the many opportunities that are available for students to achieve success.
The Port Arthur Children's Librarian, Mrs. Carolyn Thibodeaux, shared an amazing pictorial video of the many activities that have been going on at the library during the summer and showed how they are involving the students from the Port Arthur ISD.  She then brought in a special guest, Mr. Mickey Smith, Jr. to encourage the parents and community members. This young man is an educator, musician, author, public speaker and much more. He demonstrated how he learned to master playing the saxophone through diligence and hard work! He has written a book explaining this as well as encouraging others to reach their dreams.  
Dr. LaWanda Finney and Mr. Ricardo Celis gave parents/community an opportunity to add more information to the district policy which has been discussed throughout the entire school year. Parents were also given a survey shared by the Statewide Parent/Family Engagement Initiative on their website for parents to evaluate the Title 1 Program for the 2018-2019 School Year. Parents also had an opportunity to share input at the May PTA/Title 1 Joint Meeting and will have another opportunity to share information at the District's One Stop Registration which will be held July 24, 2019 at the Memorial 9th Grade Academy located at 3505 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Dr. Port Arthur, TX 77642.
Many other upcoming activities were shared with parents at the meeting. For example, City Council of PTAs President, Mrs. Germain Eddie encouraged everyone to become a PTA member and shared the upcoming dates of the 2019-2020 PTA meetings and invited everyone to attend the sessions.
Mr. Ricardo Celis served also as the Spanish translator for the entire meeting. A light lunch was served by gracious hostesses (hard working central office employees), Tawana Johnson, Trisha Bush (both Federal Funding Dept.), Elvira Narcisse (retired), and Tammie Rose (Special Education Dept.)
Signatures of attendees were taken by Tamara Anderson (Kelley Services) and Gzele Clark (parent).
During the meeting, parents had an opportunity to also receive information from Reyna Burns and Amber Buchanan, who set up a table and shared information from Community Health Choice.
June 15, 2017 Let's Get Connected Parent/Family/Community Workshop
2017 One Stop Registration
 Title 1 Parent Engagement Working Lunch - Live Stream
2016-2017 Parent Meetings/Workshops

Dec. 14, 2016

Title 1 in coordination with Port Arthur City Council of PTAs

Working Lunch - October 27, 2016
Summer Parent Session
June 20, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12 noon
Port Arthur Public Library

May 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
PAISD Administration Building, Room #400

Summer Parent Working Lunch
June 20, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Port Arthur Public Library

Family Frameworks
Title 1 Parent/Community Working Lunch
Administrative Building / Room C-400 / 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Next Family Framework Working Lunch
February 21, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Administration Bld. #400
Review of 2012-2013 Parent Sessions
December 19, 2012

Updates on Title 1, Part A and other Federal Programs
with special emphasis on Parent Involvement/Engagement
Guest Speaker: Dr. Melvin Getwood

Health Moment and informative materials concerning Asthma was shared by
Epsilon Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Wednesday July 24, 2019                                 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.                    Memorial 9th Gr. Academy                 3505 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Dr. Port Arthur, TX 77642         3505 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Dr. Port Arthur, TX 776