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RECRUITMENT FAIR SET FOR NEW AND CURRENT PRESCHOOL STUDENTS
A TPS Preschool/Lucas County Head Start/WSOS Recruitment Fair will be held for families interested in registering or continuing the registration process for the 2014-2015 school year. The fair will be held on three days -- July 15 through July 17 -- from 11 a.m. until 2 pm. each day. It will be held at the Early Childhood Office located in the former DeVilbiss High School at 3301 Upton Ave. (Please enter through Door 12, adjacent to the expressway). Documents needed are: the child's birth certificate; three proofs of residence; a photo ID; household family income verification; custody papers if applicable and a medical insurance card for those applying for the Head Start program. Please call the Early Childhood Office at 419-671-8756 if you plan on attending the Recruitment Fair or if you need to schedule an appoint on a different day. We want to ensure that your child is ready to start school on Sept. 2, 2014.
TPS RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT FOR HEAD START PROGRAM
On Thursday, June 12, Dr. Romules Durant held a news conference to announce that TPS and two delegate agencies (WSOS Community Action and the Lucas County Family and Children First Council) had been awarded more than $8 million from the federal government to run most of the Head Start operation in Lucas County. Here is a copy of the news release about the grant: Head Start release Check back throughout the summer because we'll give details as we learn them.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Parents who missed the spring deadline and would still like to register their child for kindergarten can pick up forms at the nearest high school or at the TPS Administration Building at 420 E. Manhattan Blvd. Only a parent or guardian can fill out the forms and that person must have a photo ID; three proofs of residence, and the child's birth certificate. Any questions, please call 419-671-8497. All children entering kindergarten must be age 5 on or before Sept. 30.
GUIDE TO ONLINE COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all of the not-for-profit universities and colleges in Ohio that offer online college programs. The Ohio colleges guide can be accessed here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/ohio