Insular Superintendent to Host Annual Parent Conference Sept. 3

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The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of the Insular Superintendent in the St. Thomas-St. John District will host its 7th Annual Parent Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas. The theme of the conference is “Parent Engagement: Maximizing Every Child’s Potential.”

The one-day event is free and open to all parents and guardians with students enrolled in public schools. The gathering will serve to educate attendees about the district’s vision, mission, goals and initiatives, as well as help parents learn the systems in place to support them and understand the role they are to play.

Breakout sessions will feature targeted conversations around topics relevant to parenting in the 21st century, including bullying, budgeting, literacy, communication and more. Local businesses and organizations will also be present to offer information about the services they can provide to attendees and their families.

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Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Lockhart Elementary School parking lot to Sugar Bay Resort for attendees that pre-register. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

To pre-register and for more information, contact Jerae Forde, director of school and community affairs, at 775-2250, Ext. 8569.

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