The popular IPE Program (Institute for Parent Engagement) has begun its spring sessions and parents can still get involved in the program.  IPE is a collaborative effort to connect families, schools and the community as partners, to advance the education of every child, said Brigitte Zigelhofer, coordinator.

Parents will explore many topics ranging from understanding the school system to emotional and social changes, to college and financial aid, to name a few.  IPE gives parents the knowledge and tools to be a powerful advocate for their child.

IPE crew

Brigitte Zigelhofer from the IPE program

The first orientation meetings began or will begin at the following schools and parents can still get involved after the first session.

Feb. 2 – Vista Middle School, 6pm;
Feb. 3 – University Hills Elementary School, 6pm;
Feb. 4 – Cesar Chavez/Sunrise Elementary School, 6pm;
Feb. 9 – Centennial High School, 6pm;
Feb. 10 – Mayfield High School, 6pm.

English and Spanish workshops are held at various schools in the evenings and on Saturdays with free childcare. For more information and to find a schedule of workshops parents should contact or call 527.6013.  Also find information on Facebook: LCPS IPE.