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Marysville schools' next ELL family info night set for Oct. 18

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District will be conducting another information night for Spanish-speaking parents on Oct. 18. The MSD Board room at 4220 80th St. NE will serve as the site for the meeting from 6-9 p.m.

Wendy Messarina, the district's Spanish parent/community liaison, explained that the goal of the ELL family info nights is to provide Spanish-speaking attendees with information about the services offered by the school district, as well as resources available to them in the community.

This ELL family info night is set to include details about the ELL department and the school system as a whole, as well as school attendance and Juvenile Court, the "Family Access" program that allows parents to check students' grades online, Internet safety and anti-gang tips for parents, free lunches at school, "Lunch Buddies," bullying prevention and the counseling services available at the schools.

Among the community resources represented will be Labor &  Industries free interpreters, free English and computer classes, GED information, technical careers, public library services including help with homework, parenting tips, medical insurance, college and financial aid, free clothing and food providers, the PUD, Cocoon House, the Marysville Fire Department, the YMCA Minority Achievers Program, after-school programs for teenagers, low-income and migrant programs, Special Education and the PTA Art Reflection program.

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, a frequent attendee of ELL family info nights, will visit this one to talk about free community activities and programs for families.

For more information, contact Messarina by phone at 360-657-0279 or via email at wendy_messarina@msvl.k12.wa.us.

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