Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

By On September 20, 2013

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 9, joining adult education programs throughout the country in celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, from September 23-27, 2013. This year’s theme at Burbank Adult School (BAS) is, Family Literacy: A Family Affair.

BAS is a thriving adult school program which serves the District and community by providing programs that meet students’ evolving academic, family and career goals. The core programs offered are Career and Technical Education (CTE); Adult Basic and Secondary Education; Parent Education; English as a Second Language (ESL); and personal enrichment classes.

Annually, BAS serves nearly 6,000 students of varied social, economic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Through innovative partnerships with the City of Burbank and local educational and social service providers, BAS demonstrates its relevance as an integral part of the fabric of the community and offers a uniquely valuable resource for students who reside in the region.

Upcoming activities planned in connection to Adult Education and Family Literacy Week are the following:

• Monday-Thursday, September 23-26, 2013 – After morning classes (11:15am-12:15pm), parents and children will gather in the outdoor play yards for reading activities.

• Wednesday, September 25, 2013 – The BAS Parent Education Council (BPEC) program is sponsoring a workshop entitled, “Raising a Reader from Day One” (6:30-8:30pm at BAS). The workshop is open to all parents in the community with infant through toddler age children.

• Thursday, October 3, 2013 – BPEC in partnership with Barnes and Noble (731 N San Fernando Blvd., 4:00-6:00pm) will hold a book fair entitled, “Milk and Bookies” which will include a book reading and signing with writer, Drew Daywalt, author of “The Day the Crayons Quit.” Portions of the sales will be donated to BPEC as well as the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC).

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