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Wyoming Area School District held its first Title I parent/child breakfast meeting March 9 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria in Exeter. Parents and children who attended the meeting enjoyed a breakfast buffet put on by Melissa Collevechio, the district’s cafeteria manager, and her staff. The annual breakfast meeting focused on how parents can improve their child’s academic success by being involved with their child’s education and communicating with Title I staff in the district. Guest speakers for the meeting were Candy Frye, Michelle Fulmer and Michael Fulmer, Title I parents who, along with their children, attended the Pennsylvania State Parent Advisory Council conference last year at Seven Springs Resort in Champion. They shared their experiences and educational information obtained from the conference on how parents could help improve their child’s academic skills. Their message was meant to inspire other parents to consider attending the Title I State Parent Conference, which is held every summer. Rita Mauriello, Title I coordinator, discussed the district’s Title I reading program. The district’s Title I policies were reviewed for parent input, as required by Title I guidelines. Reading specialists also attended and met with parents. Parents attending the breakfast meeting received packets containing Title I forms, information and policies and information about the 2019 state conference. They also received reading handouts with suggestions for parents on how to help their child with reading at home. Children who attended received a Dr. Seuss reading bag, which contained two reading books for their grade level along with a Dr. Seuss pencil, bookmark and pin. Door prizes also were awarded. Parent Leadership Certificates were presented to parents who attended the state conference last summer. From left, are parent speakers Candy Frye, Michelle Fulmer and Michael Fulmer.