By Elizabeth Troutman |
Families and educators will gather on Saturday for a fair celebrating National School Choice Week.
“National School Choice Week is a time for families to explore different options available to meet their children’s educational needs. It is an occasion for schools to showcase what they do best for their students,” said Barbara Duncan, vice president of quality schools at Choose a School.
“It is an opportunity for leaders to see the schools in their districts in action and to ensure all students have a right to an excellent educational option,” Duncan continued.
The school fair and family fun night hosted by Choose a School Arizona will take place at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m..
Choose a School Arizona uses social media, strategic events, and one-on-one parent outreach to help families find the best education for their children and help quality schools tell their stories and find students.
More than 50 school booths and vendors will attend, including charter schools, college prep schools, microschools, Autism academies, Catholic schools, and homeschool support groups.
This will be the largest Phoenix-area celebration of National School Choice Week, which highlights “education options and the joy of learning.”
Activities will include music from the AZ School of the Arts Jazz band, a presentation of colors by the PVS School’s Space Force ROTC students, face painting, a flash mob, and a celebratory red and yellow balloon drop.
In addition to visiting booths, families can explore the museum, make balloons, eat snacks, and enjoy a photo booth.
Community sponsors for this event include Mrs. Klein’s Pickle Co. in Phoenix.
More than 750 attendees are expected to attend the event, which is open to the press and the public.
Information at the fair will be available in both English and Spanish thanks to Conoce tus Opciones Escolares, a project of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation. Families can learn more and RSVP for the free event at phoenixschoolfair.com or phoenixferiaescolar.com.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N. 7th St.
Elizabeth Troutman is a reporter for AZ Free News. You can send her news tips using this link.
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2024-01-17 07:05:00 , AZ FREE NEWS