Education briefs, Jan. 27-29
Trailside Elementary PTO to have open meeting
The Trailside Elementary School parent-teacher organization is holding an open meeting designed to encourage more parents to become involved at the school. According to Sylvia Herbert, vice president of communications for the PTO, the meeting is scheduled for Feb. 2, at 8:30 a.m., in the school’s library. All parents of Trailside students are invited to attend.
PCSD alcohol and Internet safety seminar
The Park City School District is set to host a town hall meeting focused on keeping children safe from alcohol and misuse of the Internet. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, parents are the top reason children who don’t participate in underage drinking. In addition to discussing how parents can influence their children not to drink, NetSmartz, a group started by the National for Missing and Exploited Children, will offer a presentation about how to keep children safe on the Internet. Food will also be served and child care will be available at the free event, which is set for Feb. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ecker Hill Middle School.
PCSD seeks volunteers for science fair
The Park City School District is looking for parents and community members to volunteer at its annual science fair. According to a press release, the fair is set for Feb. 3 at Treasure Mountain Junior High, and help is needed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help judge student projects, as well as set up for and monitor the event. There are several timeslots available. Those interested are encouraged to sign up by emailing Gina Mason at email@example.com , or by visiting the district’s website, pcschools.us, and clicking the link to the science fair. Additionally, all students who are participating in the fair need to be registered by Jan. 30 and can do so on the district website.
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The Park City Board of Education is on track to place a bond on the ballot this fall to improve district facilities. The top priorities would be to put ninth grade in the high school, eighth grade in the middle school and to augment preschool offerings by expanding elementary schools.