PARENT SUMMIT

PARENT SUMMIT

One City All-Star Extravaganza (OCASE Foundation)
Giving Students a Chance to Further Their Education through Athletics
The One City All-Star Extravaganza (OCASE) celebrates, promotes and elevates extracurricular activities and/or athletics in public, private and charter schools in the District of Columbia. The OCASE will promote and inspire youth in the inner-city to participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletics at an early age. Unfortunately, today so many youth are not encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletics – especially girls.

PARENT SUMMIT
March 12, 2016
Noyes Education Campus
Same Day Registration, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Online Registration, www.ocasefoundation.org

Workshop to include.
Special Education
Presenter, Michael Snipes, former Assistant Superintendent
Of Special Education for DCPS.

The words special education can be confusing, frightening and overwhelming to any parent. My goal is to educate you so that you can be the best, possible advocate for your child. I promise to provide you with the most accurate, parent friendly information on the following:
• What is Special Education?
• What is the IEP Process?
• What is a 504 Plan?
• What are your rights as a parent?
• How do you communicate with your child’s IEP team?
• How can you help your child achieve academic success?
• What do you do if you don’t agree with your child’s school?
• Special Sections on Learning Disorders, ADHD and Autism
• Collaboration, Mediation and IEP Tips

NCAA Clearing House Process
Presenter, Donald Griggs, member of the
Howard University Athletics Department

College eligibility requirements are one of the most complex areas of the recruiting process, especially for athletes who do not take the traditional route of getting recruited during high school. Making the decision to participate in college sports can be complicated. For athletes who are unsure if they have what it takes to participate at the college level, they may be reluctant to get involved in the recruiting process right away. Others may not know if they are ready for college, and they don’t think about competing until they have already graduated high school. It’s important for student athletes to understand the different athletic divisions in college sports. Each division level will have its own eligibility standards, which are required for all students who want to compete at the college level. Knowing where to find the eligibility information that is relevant to you will be your best resource when deciding to play sports again and finding the best division level to meet your needs.

Social Media
Presenter, Cinque Culver
owner of Culver Celeriates

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released findings from a comprehensive study on the impact social media has on kids and families. Although there are real benefits to kids using sites like Facebook, including increased communication, access to information and help in developing a sense of self, there can be serious downsides to all this online sharing too.
Social networking is on the rise, and the study found that 22 percent of teenagers log onto their favorite social media sites more than 10 times a day, and that 75 percent own cell phones. This level of engagement online increases the risks of cyberbullying, “Facebook depression” (a new phenomenon where “de-friending” and online bullying lead to symptoms of depression), exposure to inappropriate content, and sexting.
Just as we prepare our kids for life in the real world, we should prepare them for life in the online world.

Financial Literacy
Presenter, Ms. Jada Thornton,
Reginal Vice President for TD Bank

A survey found that 18 percent of the American 15-year-olds surveyed could not answer basic financial questions or handle simple tasks, like understanding an invoice. “In the United States and around the world, young people know relatively little about basic skills that are necessary for managing money. We see that in almost every country,” Lusardi says. The United States has one of the most developed financial markets in the world, and “a country with the most developed financial markets should not be average, given the decisions young people are already asked to make,” like whether to take out student loans, she adds.
Adding personal finance classes to school curriculum could help. “For this generation,