COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 6

February 19, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Distribution of Free Parents Brochure Help Your Child Take the Plunge

 

The new parents brochure, Help Your Child Take the Plunge, will be shipped soon to all middle school counselors, with additional copies for parents of eighth-grade students. This publication is a companion piece to the student magazine entitled r u ready? that was distributed last fall to all high school juniors. A copy of r u ready? and an announcement to middle school guidance counselors will also be sent.

 

The parents brochure contains specific guidelines for parents to follow in helping to prepare their child for high school courses, career-choice considerations, and continuing education. We hope that counselors will conduct a special parents event to introduce the brochure and to encourage parents to participate in their students transition to high school and beyond.

 

For additional information, please contact James A. Gray (mailto:jimgray@pen.k12.va.us), associate director, office of career and technical education services, at 804/225-2833. Additional free copies of the parents brochure may be ordered from the CTE Resource Center (mailto:info@CTEresource.org) at 804/673-3778. Limited copies of r u ready? are available as long as supplies last. For free copies of the student magazine, please contact Mike Thomas (mailto:mthomas@va-business.com) business manager, Virginia Business Magazine, at 804/649-6137.

 

We hope that the brochure will be helpful to parents in assisting their child in career decision making.

 

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