Next Meeting – December 12th @ Huntley – Parent Group Best Practices

Our next meeting will focus on Parent Group Best Practices.  We will also review the process for securing the photography/yearbook contract starting in 2017/18.  Join us at Huntley Elementary at 6:30!  We have some great topics planned for our future meetings.  On February 13th, we will hold a Conversation Cafe focused on Career Based Learning.  Did you know that all AASD students will be required to have an Academic Career Plan starting in the 2017/18 school year?  Mark your calendars to learn more!  On April 10th, our focus topic will be Digital Citizenship and Cyber Bullying.  Lastly, encourage your elementary school staff to apply for a SPEAK grant.  The next 2 deadlines are February 6th and April 3rd.  Hope to see you on 12/12!

Next meeting October 10 @ Lincoln

Our first meeting of the 2016-17 school year will be held on Monday, October 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Lincoln Elementary school library.  The main topics for this meeting will be feedback on the on-line registration process AND a conversation on our parent groups and how they are evolving to meet the needs of our families and schools.

Every Child Every Day Summer Institute – August 9th

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The AASD invites you to the Every Child Every Day Summer Institute Family Info Session
August 9th at Fox Valley Technical College
Culinary Arts Atrium & Theater – Entrance 10
Gallery Walk 4:45-6:00 p.m. followed by Speakers & a Panel
Discussion with Local Business Leaders 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Today there are a variety of paths to rewarding and lucrative careers. These careers need a growth mindset, problem-solving skills, creativity, flexibility and perseverance.
Topics Covered
Focus on grit, and growth mindset — How to promote your students to be more successful at school and in their future
Career Pathways — Variety of pathways for 21st century students to take beyond traditional options and how you can support them
Find out from educators and business leaders how to develop these skills in your child, and how you can support your child’s development
No need to register! Light refreshments provided! Free parking!

November 16th meeting at Huntley Elementary

Our second Appleton Citywide Parent Network meeting of the school year is scheduled for November 16th. Here are the details. If you are not the right person to represent your school parent group, please respond with an updated contact. All parents are welcome to attend our meetings so please get the word out at your school. (Parent group Presidents and one at large delegate for each school parent group are eligible for voting.) I look forward to seeing you next Monday night.

Appleton Citywide Parent Network Meeting
Monday, November 16th
6:30 – 7:45 pm
Huntley Elementary School – LMC

Agenda:
Introductions and Review of September meeting minutes – 6:30 – 6:50 – Jill
Discuss and select topics for January and March
Open Secretary and VP positions

Review of LifeTouch Portrait and Yearbook 2-year contract extension and call for feedback – 6:50 – 7:05 – Jill

Parent Group Best Practices – 7:05-7:45 – All
Roundtable interactive session on the following topics that were highlighted in the September meeting
Connecting parent groups and school staff/administration
Communicating with the school community
Fundraising / other parent group sponsored activities
Communicating across AASD schools

Adjourn Citywide Meeting – 7:45