Family and Community Engagement Conference | Oct. 20

Family and Community Engagement Conference:
FACEing the Future Together

FCCPTA, in partnership with FCPS Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement, seeks to foster increased interaction between parents, students, educators, school administrators, education advocates, business, and community leaders to address issues vital to the academic success and well being of our children.

Family and community engagement (FACE) is at the center of everything that PTAs accomplish. The goals of family and community engagement are for each and every child and family in a community to feel as though they are part of a PTA family, and for that PTA family to be an active part of the community in which it resides.

Family and community engagement:

  • Fosters and builds community within schools and other child-centered activities where all students and their families feel welcome in the school, and families are empowered to make contributions and participate in ways that will benefit the children;
  • Builds and supports positive relationships between teachers, staff, administrators, families, and community partners;
  • Provides an accessible support system between school and community resources and families; and
  • Is proven to be essential to a child’s academic success.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
6560 Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

Registration:  Early Bird $8.00
$10.00 after October 1st
(includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks) 

   Payment available via PayPal
or MAIL check by October 1st

After October 1st, payments accepted by Paypal only


 Tentative Schedule
*Subject to Change

8:00 am     Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

***Exhibitors will be available throughout the day***

9:00 am     General Session/Plenary 1

                      Dr. Francisco Duran,
                      FCPS Chief Academic and Equity Officer

                      Special Guest Speaker:                     

                      Nina Thomas, Coordinator,
                      FCPS Office of Professional Learning and Cultural Responsiveness

10:30 am   Workshop 1

11:45 am    Workshop 2

1:00 pm      Lunch and Panel Discussion

Moderated by:

                      Renée LaHuffman Jackson, Ed.D.,
                      FCPS Office of Professional Learning and Engagement

2:30 pm      Plenary 2 and Call to Action

Topics will include:  Engaging Military Families, Building PTAs through Cultural Proficiency, Advocating for Children and Families, Special Education Updates, Parent Liaisons and Community Outreach, Male Engagement, Mental Health and Stress Management, Title I Schools, PTA Take Your Family to School Week, and Effective Two-Way Communication

Let’s FACE the Future Together!

Questions? Please contact Michelle Leete at

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