Programs

Community Conversations

Community Conversations are guided discussions held with parents and community members who want to share their perspectives on our schools and learn about current education topics. We are currently piloting a new version of Community Conversations with our PEP class and will resume Community Conversations with the larger community in the 2023 School year.

Would you like to attend or host a community conversation at a future date? Contact us through our connect page.

To read the 2021-2022 Community Conversation Report click the following link:  Parents for Public Schools Community Conversation Report 21.22

Parent Engagement Program and Academy

The Parent Engagement Program (PEP) is a parent leadership class designed to increase positive parent engagement and enhance school-parent collaboration. PEP classes are conducted by nationally trained facilitators and cover topics such as school curriculum, data, testing, and leadership. The next PEP class will commence in the fall of 2022.

The Parent Engagement Program (PEP) Academy is a yearlong series of public education-related workshops, each approximately two hours in length, offered during lunch and evening hours. The topics for PEP Academy depend on current educational issues and community interest but may include workshops such as college and career readiness, digital learning, and kindergarten preparation and readiness. PEP Academy will be held during the 2023-2024 school year.

Click here to see our 2022-2023 PEP Participants!

School Tours

School tours are offered at any PCS school to help recruit families to Pitt County and to the public schools, as well as give community members a chance to see what’s new in the public school system.

Contact us through our connect page to schedule a tour today! 

Virtual School Tours

We invite community leaders to join us for a tour of the following 3 schools. If you are a business leader, realtor, clergy member, or elected official/candidate, RSVP to attend one or more of these school tours by emailing kdibble@ppspittcounty.org. Thank you to Meridian Park for sponsoring our Fall School Tour Series.

October 26 at 8:30am- Lakeforest Elementary School

November 2 at 8:30am- JH Rose High School

November 3 at 11am- EB Aycock Middle School