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Johnston Community Ed hosts “Parent University” Oct. 2

Posted September 21, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Johnston

Johnston, Iowa – For parents who have ever wanted an insider understanding of their child’s life, Johnston Community Education Resource Council is offering Parent University on October 2 at Summit Middle School.

Parent University is an evening that brings together community experts to educate parents and caretakers on issues most relevant to elementary-, middle school-, and high school-age students. Session areas are broken into age groups and then into topics of health and wellness, behaviors, academics, and technology.

According to Resource Council member Willona Goers, “Parent University committee members are pleased that so many topics will be covered. In addition, there will be an exhibit area where a number of organizations will have handouts and will be able to visit one-on-one with attendees.”

The event is free and open to parents of children ages 4 and up. To learn more and read about the sessions, go to and click on the Parent University image, or to register online directly, go to

Free childcare will be provided for ages six months to fifth grade. A meal will provided for $5.00. Registration is not required but suggested to provide accurate child care coverage and meal order placement.

Parent University will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, starting at 4:45 p.m. It will be located at Summit Middle School, 9500 Windsor Parkway, Johnston. Parent University is hosted by the Johnston Community Education Resource Council. Questions can be directed to Nancy Buryanek, Director of Community Education, at 515-278-0552.

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