Parent University holds back-to-school workshop


Westfield Washington Schools Parent University will conduct its second Back-to-School Parent Workshop July 31 at Carey Ridge Elementary School, 16231 Carey Rd. The goal of Parent University is to be a ‘ink between home and school, aiming to engage, educate and equip families with the necessary tools to successfully navigate the WWS educational experience.”

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“We’re going to offer 25 different workshops that parents can attend that are 25 minutes in length,” said Ashley Knott, ROCKS Family Experience facilitator for WWS. “There will also be over 35 tables with information from community partners to connect parents with resources in the community. We have everything from Boys and Girls Scouts of America to Breathe Easy Hamilton County to Hamilton County Systems of Care.”

Parents can attend up to four informational seminars throughout the day.

“They can choose to go to four classes or to attend just one and visit with more of the resources,” Knott said. “It’s really about whatever meets your family’s needs. We want to give you the opportunity so you can create the best experience and prepare for the academic year ahead.”

Workshops include digital citizenship, early literacy for K through second-grade parents, NCAA eligibility, graduation pathways and more. The workshops apply to grades K through 12.

“Parent Workshop will provide a unique opportunity for our families as they prepare for the 2019-20 academic year,” Knott said. “This event will offer the chance for families to connect with Westfield Washington Schools, the Westfield community and learn about local resources.”

Doors open at 8 a.m. for Session 1 (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Session 2 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). The classes are free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. For more and to register, visit