KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
February 16, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD hosts two important programs this month - Dyslexia Parent Education Night and the Legacy Parent Academy on Internet Safety. These informative sessions are designed to help parents become better advocates for their children.
Legacy Parent Academy Address Internet Safety
The next Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy will be Wednesday, February 19, 6 - 9 p.m. at Legacy Stadium, 1830 Katyland Drive, in rooms ABC. This month's program addresses internet safety.
Although the internet provides a lot of benefits, going online can come with risks, especially for young users. This important session will inform attendees about how to navigate the internet as well as how to harness the power of the World Wide Web in a positive and beneficial way.
Goals of District Program
The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy offers a series of informational sessions specifically designed to assist parents by providing valuable information that relates to topics that go beyond the academic experience.
The District's goal for the Legacy Parent Academy is to equip parents with strategies and techniques to support their students. All parents and guardians of Katy ISD students are welcome to attend.
All Legacy Parent Academy sessions are recorded and can be accessed on their website.
Dyslexia Parent Education Night
Katy ISD is accepting RSVP’s for the upcoming Dyslexia Parent Education Night. This is an informative night of discussing dyslexia and understanding available resources to support students. The event will take place Tuesday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at the Educational Support Complex, 6301 South Stadium Lane.
6 Session Topics
Session topics include: The Dyslexia Handbook, Talking Books, Special Education and Dyslexia, Spanish Sessions on Literacy, Early literacy, and 504 eligibility.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and parents can RSVP here.
Non-Profit Dyslexia Organization Offers Information
The Dyslexia Initiative is a non-profit organization that has a local chapter to support parents.
“It’s important to learn as much about dyslexia and reading in general because the parent is an equal partner in their child’s education,” says Ashley Roberts, Founder and Executive director of The Dyslexia Initiative. “As a community we are powerful and inspiring.”
The Dyslexia Initiative hosts online coffee sessions most Saturdays through their Facebook page. These discussions cover various topics to help parents and support a growing community. Learn more at their website.