Once again the Title One department of the Evangeline Parish School Board is planning its annual parent, family and community day. This year’s date is Thursday, November 13, and over 50 door prizes will be given to those who attend.
Gifts range from a $200 and a $100 cash prize to 40 money certificates ranging from $10 o $50, two free mammograms, a chiropractic visit, grooming, pharmacy and newspaper subscriptions.
Grace Sibley, Title One supervisor, said this year’s event is now being referred to as EPSB Title One Parent Empowerment/Community Involvement Day. This program is designed to get everyone involved in learning more about school programs. “You don’t have to be a parent to attend,” she said.
Sibley’s excited about the community’s participation in this event because of the valuable information which will be available to the public. She said there will be information on how to receive assistance for medical and light bills, free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checkups, vocational school enrollment, protecting one’s children from the Internet, tips on how to get college credits while in high school, welfare assistance for grandparents, immunization, games and LaCHIP (insurance for children) information.
“We have a lot of things we want to share with the public,” she added. “Lunch will be provided.”
Every student’s guardian who visits the event will earn jean day coupons and canteen passes. The school, person and church with the most representatives will be recognized.
Sibley, who is working with Penny McDaniel, supervisor for Title One, said mileage will be provided for those out-of-town families who need assistance. Sibley and McDaniel are working under Mary Ann Fontenot, Title One director.
Organizers are still working on adding informational booths and other door prizes to this event, so be sure to join them November 13. Recently Title One supervisors, master teachers and a few other educators met with Sibley, McDaniel and Fontenot to plan this unique event. Sibley is inviting the public to attend this event and learn more about education and other events.
For more information about how to sign-up, the public can call 363-7455.