View Full Version : No Options for Knowledge Elementary School Fair this Year

09-25-2012, 01:51 PM
I just received this email from the Office of Access and Enhancement:

Thank you for your inquiry. I regret that, due to budget constraints, we will be unable to offer the Options for Knowledge fair this year. The Options guides will be available within a few weeks, and many schools will have Open House events to provide information about their programs.

If I can be of any other service, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Karen Burroughs Hannsberry
Communications Manager
Office of Access and Enrollment/Portfolio Office
Equity ⌂ Collaboration ⌂ Empowerment
(773) 553-2105

Eric Fall K Dad
09-25-2012, 03:24 PM
I wonder if there are any third-party "fairs" or workshops that might fill the void? At a birthday party this past weekend someone told me they took an eight week course on navigating CPS before their Kindergartener started. That sounded a bit extreme (or obsessed!) to me but must have been chock full of valuable information.


09-26-2012, 09:10 AM
I know that NPN has their School Fair on October 13th. http://www.npnparents.org/expos/534

And we, PREP (www.prepchicago.com) offer private parent seminars to help parents navigate through both CPS and private school options.

Christine Whitley
10-23-2012, 01:50 PM
I wonder who gave that eight-week course? PREP Chicago and (I think) Bubbles Academy are the only ones that offer that, that I know of.

Eric Fall K Dad
10-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Sorry I don't know, but yeah probably one of those

10-25-2012, 09:37 AM
We have 12 week Student Prep classes which include parent session but we do not do an 8 week class just for parents on CPS. Although, we probably could put together enough information on CPS to last 8 weeks. :)