The Detroit Public Schools Office of Parent and Community Engagement and the Detroit Parent Network continue to run parent and family workshops throughout Midwinter Break at all district Parent Resource Centers. The workshops build upon parent academic kits distributed over the recent Christmas/New Year’s break to keep students engaged during periods when classes are not in session.
PRC Locations: Osborn High School, Central High School , Cody High School, Priest Elementary School, Marcus Garvey Academy, Detroit School of Arts West-DSA Langston Hughes Campus, Phoenix, and the Welcome Center .
Workshops for MidWinter Break, from Feb. 21-25, include:
Play and Learn – Michigan State University
This session is for parents to engage with their children ages 4-5 to learn math, motor, and other early learning skills through interactive music and song. Parents can gain tips on how to use practical items in the home to create a musical festival. Every family will leave with a musical gift.
Money, Money, Money – Sponsored by PNC BANK
Parents can learn how taking one session can wipe the slate clean and set up a new account with a bank. This workshop is geared to help parents stop using the checks cashed system, which has high fees and interest rates. Parents will also engage in fun activities while learning to develop and manage a budget; discuss affordable educational saving options; and qualify for cash raffles.
GAME DAY– Family Challenge – African American History
This is a fun interactive series of educational games that focus on African American History. Families can win a movie night out or a family bowling night and compete with other families while learning the history and contributions of African Americans.
TAX TIME – Sponsored by United Way for Southeast Michigan
Parents can take advantage of free online tax filing for individuals or couples who make under $57,000 each year. During the break, Beehive Volunteers will be onsite to assist individuals who may have questions or need clarity as they walk through this easy-to-use online system to file your taxes.
About the Centers:
Detroit Public Schools has eight Parent Resource centers geographically spread across Detroit to serve the parents of over 74,000 students in the district. Centers provide a relaxed environment equipped with computers and numerous resources to help parents help their children reach academic success.