CCSA: California Charter Schools Association
The 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Families That Can and the California Charter Schools Association invite you to:

Our 3rd Annual Charter School Parent Summit!

A special one-day event at:

The 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference
"YOU Are The Charter School Movement!"
February 27 - March 1, 2012
Sacramento Convention Center

The Charter School Parent Summit will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Charter school parents from throughout California with gather to learn about parent organizing and to strategize about the future of the charter school movement.


9:30 - 10:15 am: Parent Social - Getting to know other Charter Parents. Room 202

Join Families That Can in welcoming ALL to the opening of Parent Summit 2012. Come meet other charter families across the state, get an overview of the day and events at Parent Summit, and meet the Families That Can team. This is an opportunity to network and strengthen your knowledge of the charter school movement.
Presenter: Corri Ravare (Families That Can)
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10:45 am - Noon: Conference General Session

Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 pm: Parent College Readiness. Room 203

Parent college readiness is designed to guide parents and guardians through the opportunities and challenges of post-secondary school. This session provides information and support regarding college access, college success and college funding.
Presenter: Corri Ravare (Families That Can)
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1:30 - 2:15 pm: Speak out online: Blogging & Social Media for Parent Advocates. Room 202

In our Web 2.0 era, you have a lot of ways to speak out, from online forums to blogs to Twitter and Facebook. It's not only fun to be part of the online conversation, it's a great way to support your school and get out the good word about charters. We'll highlight some great websites and tools, as well as creative ways that charter parents from across the state are making their voices heard.
Presenters: Sierra Jenkins, Vicky Waters & Music Watson (California Charter Schools Association)
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2:30 - 3:15 pm: Developing Effective Parent Leadership

This session is designed to take parental engagement to the next level by becoming a leader within the charter movement! This breakout session will teach you tips on how to use your personal story to effectively advocate for your school and students across California. Also, learn the unprecedented need for solidarity amongst California charter school parents today.
KW Tulloss: Room 202 (Add Item to Planner)
Ainye Long: Room 203 (Add Item to Planner)
Fiorella Del Carpio: Room 204 (Add Item to Planner)

We will end the day at:

The 2012 Charter School Funding Equity Rally
North Steps, The State Capitol., 3:45 pm

The Parent Summit will conclude with a rally at the state Capitol to demand funding equity for charter schools. The rally, sponsored by CCSA, will be held on the north steps of the Capitol at 3:45 pm.