The District hosted its annual Parent University at the Chestnut Street School on March 19.
Principal Faith Tripp welcomed community parents and their children to a night of workshops on literacy, writing and math. Parents separated into classrooms to take part in presentations led by district teachers and administration. Meanwhile, children remained in the school’s cafeteria to create magnets with Tom Kemnitzer and Annalee Ickowics of the West Hempstead Scholarship Fund as well as members of the high school’s English a New Language Club and the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society.
District members spoke to the parents about the importance of reading to their children every day, how to incorporate math concepts into everyday activities and how games can be engaging and educational.
Following the sessions, children rejoined the parents to take part in activities of reading, math games and scholastic activities to conclude the workshop.
“I would like to express my genuine gratitude to the many volunteers who helped make the night a success,” said Mrs. Tripp. “From the students to the teachers, administrators, office staff, PTA members, the public library and members of the Scholarship Fund – thank you!”