The George Oliver Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School and W.A. Higgins Academy of Arts and International Studies will conduct a series of Community Outreach “Let’s Talk” Sessions to create a “true” partnership between the home and school to support students who attend the two schools. These dialogue sessions will embrace parents as partners in the education of their children; allow parents to share concerns about their needs from the schools; learn what parents indicate their children need from the schools; and identify what the schools need from the parents and the children.
“Let’s Talk” 1½ Hour Sessions wil be held for parents in East Gate and surrounding areas at the East Gate Meeting Room, 1840 Wissler Drive in Clarksdale from 11AM to 12:30PM and for residents in Chapel Hill Heights and surrounding areas at from 1PM to 2:30PM at the Chapel Hill Heights Meeting Room, 953 Gooden Cove in Clarksdale.
In addition to the dialogue, parent participants will receive incentives, door prizes and materials for the parents and their students. These sessions will be the first in a series of meetings for these sites, and future sessions are planned for Jack Johnson Estates, Benny Gooden Estates, and Oakhurst.
Alzheimers Support Group
Alzheimers Association caregiver support group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 944 Catalpa Street in Clarksdale. Call (662) 801-2040 for more information.