Office of Family and Community Engagement

  • Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) is committed to strengthening the relationship between our parents, stakeholders, and many others who are integral in helping DPSCD position children to be successful. Our programs and initiatives are based on local and national best-practice models. We believe parents are partners in the educational process and the larger community constitutes the village for which we have many platforms designed for your engagement. We strive to provide the best services to our stakeholders, tell us how we're doing: https://bit.ly/css-face. 

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    Facebook: @DPSCDFACE

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    This Week in Parent Academy

    Our virtual Parent Academy Winter 2024

    https://adwater-media.dcatalog.com/v/Winter-2024/?page=10

    Click here for translations: https://www.detroitk12.org/face

     

    Your high school students can earn $25 for up to three Student Leadership workshops!! 

    View the student leadership catalog here: https://adwater-media.dcatalog.com/v/2023-2024/?page=8

     

    This Weeks Highlights Include:  

    K-8 SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS: HOW TO APPLY WEBINAR, DISTRICTWIDE TITLE I COUNCIL 2023-2024, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

     

    Monday, February 12, 2024

    9:00AM – 10:00 AM

    PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE

    PRESENTED BY: SONNIE DAY

    This course will teach you how to use art and painting therapy as way to cope, manage stress, and your mental health.

    LOCATION: Clippert Multicultural Academy

    1981 McKinstry St, Detroit, MI 48209

     

    Tuesday February 13, 2024

    8:00AM – 9:00 AM

    NARCAN AWARENESS

    PRESENTED BY: THE YOUTH CONNECTION

    This session is designed to provide information to parents and students to explain edibles and fentanyl. We will discuss how they are used, their appeal, the dangers of using them and the side effects, especially for our youth.

    LOCATION: Munger Elementary-Middle School

    5525 Martin St, Detroit, MI 48210

     

    10:00AM – 11:00 AM

    DISTRICTWIDE TITLE I COUNCIL 2023-2024

    PRESENTED BY: FACE

    Learn about updates regarding the parent involvement policy and the allowable use of Title 1 funds.

    LINK: https://bit.ly/Districtwideptalink

     

    3:30PM – 4:30PM

    THE POWER OF AN HOUR

    PRESENTED BY: ASSURED FAMILY SERVICES

    This parent academy session is a discussion on the impact and influence related to community service and volunteering. Attendees will learn about the power of community focused service, explain the structures in which service is used, and the best way to leverage your service as a volunteer.

    LOCATION: Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men

    9026 Woodward Ave., (Door 10), Detroit, MI 48202

     

    5:00PM – 6:00PM

    DISTRICTWIDE TITLE I COUNCIL 2023-2024

    PRESENTED BY: FACE

    Learn about updates regarding the parent involvement policy and the allowable use of Title 1 funds.

    LOCATION: Crockett High School, 571 Mack, Detroit, MI 48201

     

    5:30PM – 6:30PM

    PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

    PRESENTED BY: SHARENE NATHAN, LOHREN NZOMA MICHELLE DEJAEGAR

    DPSCD’s Parent Advisory Committee’s (PAC) mission is to empower parents, guardians, and grandparents of students with an active individualized education program (IEP) with knowledge as it relates to their participation in the special education process, delivery of services, and funding for schools. In addition, the members will work with key stakeholders to make decisions and recommendations regarding compliance, parent and community involvement, and on issues relating to special education. The ESE Parent Advisory Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

    TEAMS CALL IN #: 313-462-2305 ID #: 340225618#

    MEETING LINK: https://bit.ly/3Telg2s

     

    Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    3:00PM – 4:00PM

    PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE

    PRESENTED BY: SONNIE DAY

    This course will teach you how to use art and painting therapy as way to cope, manage stress, and your mental health.

    LOCATION: Burns School, 14350 Terry St, Detroit, MI 48227

     

    4:00PM – 5:00PM

    PICKING A COLLEGE

    PRESENTED BY: BLUCAR

    Students will learn effective strategies on how to find the perfect fit for their child’s educational goals. Parents will receive industry leading tools that will assist them through their journey of finding the right college.

    LINK: https://bit.ly/FACEBluCar

     

    3:00PM – 4:00PM

    PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE

    PRESENTED BY: Banks Services

    This course will teach you how to use art and painting therapy as way to cope, manage stress, and your mental health.

    LOCATION: Southeastern High School

    3030 Fairview St, Detroit, MI 48214

     

    Thursday, February 15, 2024

    3:00PM – 4:00PM

    CYBERBULLYING

    PRESENTED BY: INSTRUCTIONAL SOLUTIONS

    This session informs families on the cyberbullying topic and covers methods for preventing and discussing with your students. During the session, families will gain a better understanding of how to engage now, extend at school and empower at home using the skill sets related to cyberbullying awareness and prevention. Throughout this course families will receive information, resources and activities to use and implement about cyberbullying as a family.

    LINK: https://bit.ly/3MbPgNr

     

    3:30PM – 4:30PM

    HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

    PRESENTED BY: DHS/HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS

    Learn how human traffickers often target and recruit youth and who to turn to for help in potentially dangerous situations.

    LOCATION: King High School, 3200 E. Lafayette Street, Detroit, MI 48207

     

    3:30PM – 4:30PM

    HUSTLE AND FLOW

    PRESENTED BY: RODNEY DEJOHNETTE

    Join FACE while we learn one of this city’s most creative ways to decompress, connect with others, and have fun! Participants will learn the latest hustles and line dances from around the city and country!

    LOCATION: Detroit Lions Academy

     

    4:00PM – 5:00PM

    TRAP YOGA

    PRESENTED BY: TRAP YOGA STUDIO

    Join us as we learn beginning yoga techniques, stretching, and meditation, paired with a mix of R&B and Hip Hop music to stay motivated.

    LOCATION: Marygrove High School

    16661 Greenlawn St., Detroit, MI 48221

     

    4:00PM – 5:00PM

    CYBERBULLYING

    PRESENTED BY: INSTRUCTIONAL SOLUTIONS

    This session informs families on the cyberbullying topic and covers methods for preventing and discussing with your students. During the session, families will gain a better understanding of how to engage now, extend at school and empower at home using the skill sets related to cyberbullying awareness and prevention. Throughout this course families will receive information, resources and activities to use and implement about cyberbullying as a family.

    LOCATION: Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy

    4700 Tireman Ave, Detroit, MI 48204

     

    5:00PM – 6:00PM

    K-8 SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS: HOW TO APPLY WEBINAR

    PRESENTED BY: OFFICE OF ENROLLMENT

    This session is designed to meet the needs of students entering grades K-8 applying for application schools for Fall 2024. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to apply for admissions.

    LINK: https://bit.ly/appschool-k8webinar2024

     

    5:30PM – 6:30PM

    GRADUATION AND TRANSITION PLANNING NEVER STARTS TO EARLY

    PRESENTED BY: SARAH JARDINE, LAKEISHA FRANKLIN-SHORTER

    Overview of MMC and COC diploma track, what is a transition plan, and outside agency connections. This is for all parents of students with an IEP K-12.

    LINK: https://bit.ly/3Sx8iki

     

    5:30PM – 6:30PM

    VISION AND PURPOSE - VISION BOARD PARTY

    PRESENTED BY: TBD

    This course will teach you how to use art and painting therapy as way to cope, manage stress, and your mental health.

    LOCATION: Detroit School of Arts High School

    123 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201

     

    Friday, February 16, 2024

    8:30AM – 9:30AM

    NARCAN AWARENESS

    PRESENTED BY: THE YOUTH CONNECTION

    This session is designed to provide information to parents and students to explain edibles and fentanyl. We will discuss how they are used, their appeal, the dangers of using them and the side effects, especially for our youth.

    LOCATION: Harms Elementary School, 2400 Central St, Detroit, MI 48209

     

    8:30AM – 9:30AM

    COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

    PRESENTED BY: BLUCAR

    College and Career Readiness offers a diverse portfolio of career pathway education programs to provide exposure to future career opportunities.

    LOCATION: Earhart Elementary-Middle School

    1000 Scotten St, Detroit, MI 48209

     

    3:00PM – 4:00PM

    EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

    PRESENTED BY: RECRUITMENT AND TALENT

    Employability skills are the essential skills, personal qualities and values that enable you to thrive in any workplace.

    LINK: https://bit.ly/3OAb4mP

     

    Saturday, February 17, 2024

    11:00AM – 12:00 PM

    MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

    PRESENTED BY: FACE

    Mental health awareness is the ongoing effort to reduce the stigma around mental illness and mental health conditions by sharing our personal experiences.

    LOCATION: Christian Family Services, 6025 Woodrow, Detroit MI 48210

     


     

    Parents are Heroes Parent Engagement Conference

    We would like to thank every parent that had an opportunity to attend DPSCD Office of Family and Community Engagement Parents are Heroes Conference on March 23rd at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance.

    Click here to view highlights: Watch on Facebook

     

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