Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fall Parent Conference "The Whole Parent, The Whole Child" on September 28

CPS's office of Family and Community Engagement in Education is sponsoring a conference for parents called "The Whole Parent, The Whole Child." Topics to be covered include a variety of ways in which parents can support their children's learning. The conference is free and childcare and lunch will be provided.

When: Saturday, 9/28 from 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Benito Juarez High School, 1450 W. Cermak

Click here for the flyer.

To sign up to attend, click here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Next HPKCAC meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at Dyett HS

The next meeting of the HPKCAC will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at Dyett High School from 6-8pm.

We'll hear from a representative from the Shedd Aquarium regarding their community outreach and we'll discuss putting on a third Jane Averill Community Reading Day in November.

Please come with a picture book that you think would be a good fit for this special event. The level should be appropriate for Kindergarteners. If the community supports a 3rd Jane Averill Community Reading Day we will vote on the book we will use.

Please bring your calendars so that we can discuss changing our regular meeting day for the HPKCAC. Currently the CPS Board of Education meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, just as we do, so we may want to meet on a different day/week.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

'Advancing Educational Funding Justice in Illinois' on September 11 at UIC

Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, will be discussing how the state's Evidence Based Funding for Student Success Act reduces Illinois' drastic funding and achievement gaps between schools serving white students in property rich districts and those serving students of color in property poor districts. 

When: Wednesday, September 11, 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria Street

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.