Dowagiac Union Schools host migrant parent resource fair

Published 10:08 am Thursday, December 3, 2015

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

Sister Lakes Elementary School recently hosted one of two parent resource fairs scheduled to be held this school year.

These fairs are an opportunity for parents and students of migrant families to come into school and learn about various community resources in the area. The fair is open for all families with children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The event featured three of these local resources.

The first of which featured Matt Weston, director of the Dowagiac District Library, who informed parents of programming at the local library. Families could also sign up for a library card during the event as well.

The Van Buren Intermediate School District was also on site, where Michele Lape, coordinator for Project L.E.A.N., shared information about healthy eating and nutrition. She also had healthy snacks for families to sample.

Dr. Victor Benavides, from Borgess-Lee Medical group was also present. He talked about various health services and informed families of the benefits of being healthy.

Food was catered to all who attended.  After dinner was served, students were able to select a free book and participate in some fun activities and educational games.