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Families & community members are invited to Health & Resource Fair Saturday
GISD families and members of the public are invited to the Health & Resource Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 10 @ Bethlehem Baptist Church, 3809 Lee Street.
The GISD Health and Resource Fair is an opportunity for parents to receive information relating to health services and other resources in the community.
The following agencies are signed up to participate:
- Community Health Service Agency
- CHSA Dental
- Parkland Community Health Plan
- Hunt County Juvenile Probation Services
- American Red Cross
- Dignity Hospice
- North Texas Job Corp
- Dallas Challenge
- Family First Home Health
- Education Opportunity Center at Paris Junior College (they will be giving out bags to participants with information about their organization, but will not actually be present)
- Hunt Regional Lab Solutions (will be doing blood pressure checks, body mass index and body fat)
- Health Services for GISD (who will be doing CPR demonstrations)
- W. Walworth Harrison Public Library
GISD's Professional Development and Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Departments are working together on the health fair this year. ACE has been holding the health fair for several years, and this year, GISD is including it in its Parent University series of family outreach programs.
Parent University is a community collaborative led by Greenville ISD to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. GISD is proud to partner with local organizations and agencies to offer free courses, events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, and resources, ultimately having a positive impact on student achievement. The goal of Parent University is to increase parental involvement in the schools and empower parents to support their children to be successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.