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Conference celebrates parents as partners in education

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The Alberta School Councils’ Association’s (ASCA) 95th anniversary is in 2024, and it will be a focus of the annual provincial conference and AGM to be held April 26 to 28.

Providing development sessions, information sharing and resources for the school community, the event offers opportunities to engage in provincial education and networking with school council members from across Alberta.

The 2024 event will celebrate the home and school connection focused on the well-being of the child. One of the main objectives of ASCA, from its origin through to today, has been that parents are seen as partners in education and vital to student success.

Promoting effective school council practices and parent engagement in school improvement strategies, conference sessions will build capacity in purpose, procedure and planning to align with Alberta’s Assurance Framework for provincial education.

The event will be presented over three days, starting Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday, with options to purchase event passes or individual event tickets.

Two preconference session workshops for fundraising associations will take place on Friday starting at noon. Saturday sessions, keynotes and an evening banquet are scheduled prior to the Sunday business meeting and election of the ASCA board of directors.

Attendees will include parents, teachers, community members, students, trustees, principals, superintendents, and government and education organization personnel.

Vendors with products, services and resources relevant to schools, communities and fundraising associations will be exhibiting. The trade fair operates Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday until 4 pm. Prizes will be available to be won by entering draws and contest activities.

Venue: Delta Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre, 4404 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton

Visit www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca for schedule details and registration information.

See here for sponsorships and trade fair information.

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Jolaine Kochisarli

Jolaine Kochisarli is the communications director for the Alberta School Councils’ Association.

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