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Tues., May 4, 9:30a TX School Ready tele-summit; Sat., July 31 Back to School Fiesta
Alice White

May, 2010

Two opportunities:  please participate &/or e-forward to folks who may be interested in (1) Tues., May 4, 9:30a-2:30p tele-summit/Lubbock about high-impact, cost-effective, leverage opportunities via Pre-Kindergarten/Early-Childhood education &/or (2) Sat., July 31, 10a-2p Back to School Fiesta/Lubbock for all families – especially all members/all ages of first-generation college families.


1.     Tues., May 4, 9:30a-2:30p/Lubbock:  Early Childhood/youngest learners:  Texas School Ready! Simulcast/teleconference at Region 17 Service Center/Lubbock (2 blocks north of intersection of 19th & Frankford/Lubbock: or www.ESC17.Net (select “About ESC-17” & then “Maps”).  Sorry, no log-in availability from other sitesRsvp for on-site lunch to


TECEC, Children’s Learning Institute, Child Care Associates, Texas Education Agency & Texas PBS are partnering to bring “The State of School Readiness.” The Texas School Ready! tele-Summit brings together early education thought-leaders, policymakers & researchers to highlight achievements, explore current issues & raise awareness about many of the wonderful school readiness efforts & partnerships formed in local communities throughout Texas.  Participants will gain increased knowledge of successful research-based practices for improving school readiness in our youngest learners.


Fyi, from ’10 Latino Education Summit/Lubbock:  $8 to $1 return on investment in early childhood education:  preventing poverty & cultivating well-educated, prosperous residents.


2.     Sat., July 31, 10a-2p, Back to School Fiesta at Texas Tech University/United Spirit Arena.  Contact or 806-742-7017 if you/your organization would like to be part of the event in any/all of the following ways:  [a] hosting an exhibit table:  if you plan to bring items to handout, please plan for approximately 5,000 people; [b] volunteering to help at the event (i.e., as a lead volunteer who will be in charge of answering questions & helping other 12-15 “regular” volunteers; a “regular” volunteer; a bilingual volunteer; etc.); &/or [3] inviting all families across the South Plains – to attend.  From Lea:  “Hope you will get involved.” · College motivational workshops · College preparation workshops about admissions, scholarships, degree programs, campus life & more (in English & in Spanish) · Campus tours (in English &  in Spanish) · Parent workshops (in English & in Spanish)  · Community & college information fair · Guest speakers · TTU Cheerleaders · Carnival entertainment that includes a bounce house, obstacle courses & the Jungle Slide!  · Hands-on academic activities · a family wellness center · Free food & entertainment. · Chances to win prizes · Free school supplies · And much, much more! 


P.S.  If you’re already part of the 515-member GO Center learning community:  thank you!!  If not, you are hereby invited to be part of this voluntary, collaborative learning community (no costs or requirements on your part:  all the requirements are mine … to e-offer you age-appropriate no-charge resources, hundreds of community connections, etc.), simply e-Reply “Yes!” to me & I’ll become your unpaid, extended staff.  To discover your actual/prospective community partners among the GO Centers, please visit & select “GO Centers” from the right-hand menu & then scroll downward through the list.  Or to sort GO Centers by county/services, please visit & select “GO Centers” from the left-hand menu & then link to “Locations.”


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