Lincoln Elementary School is hosting the Woodburn Family University Symposium Dec. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The schedule of events starts with arrival, registration and dinner happening in the cafeteria from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

A welcome by the Parent Advisory Committee and keynote remarks by Sonia Kool, director of instructional services, will begin at 7 p.m.

This will be followed by break-out sessions, which include the following topics: immigrants’ rights and benefits, helping your child learn to read, getting ready for kindergarten and the new Oregon diploma requirements.

Laurie Hoeffer with Legal Aid Services of Oregon will present the seminar Immigrants Rights & Benefits, in which attendees can learn about immigrants’ rights, including increased access to health care benefits and employment law protections. This session will be in the gymnasium and will be presented in Spanish.

Gladis Martinez and Elvira Sanchez-Kisser of the Woodburn Public Library will present the session on helping children learn to read, providing strategies and the importance of reading with children. This will be a bilingual presentation held in Room 24.

Woodburn teachers Rosa Floyd and Irma Soto will help parents learn how to help their pre-kindergarten children get ready for the first days of school. This bilingual session will be held in the cafeteria and the library.

Guadalupe Contreras, Beaverton migrant coordinator, will share the new requirements all graduates in Oregon will need to fulfill starting in 2014. This presentation will be in Room 25 and will be presented bilingually.

All sessions will wrap up around 8:10 p.m., when there will be closing remarks and dessert served. Also during dessert, Liliana Morales, a high school senior and Family University volunteer, will present briefly about autism in the gymnasium. The event will wrap up around 8:40 p.m.

For more information, contact Stephan Price, district TAG and community outreach coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-982-4295.

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