AISD invites the public to their 6th Annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Alice High School.

The conference will focus on how to discover just how beneficial community and family involvement can be in the lives of students. The event is from from 7:45 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. 

This year's theme is Finding Families in Our Community. Parents will have a Saturday filled with enjoyable, engaging and informational presentations and can enjoy bidding on some awesome silent auction items! Parents and children will be treated to a free breakfast, free lunch and numerous door prizes. Also, free child-care for Alice ISD school children ages 5 - 11 will be provided.

This year we will have three session rotations. The topics to be presented are listed below:

Success Starts at Home [based on Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets] Early Meaningful Literacy Experiences Lead to Later School Success [Free books] Cyber-bullying, Privacy and Sexting - Protecting Your Online Reputation A Brief Look Inside the Teenage Brain Developing Healthy Male Identity Recognizing and Intervening on Self-Harming Behaviors: What to Look For and How to Help A variety of local merchant vendors and informational booths will be on-site for parents to visit while in attendance. Local agencies will be on hand to answer questions about services. While in between sessions guests are welcome to visit our Silent Auction area to place a bid on items of interest.

For children at the child care area, Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on-site visiting the children and reading with them! Free books will be given out to parents attending the literacy presentation and each child will also receive the book How Do You Hug a Porcupine?