Dobie Primary School Helps Children and Parents From 26 Countries Adapt To Life in Dallas

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dobie Primary School

    DALLAS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 families, representing
 18 states and 26 countries, will gather to learn important life skills and
 garner a sense of community spirit at Super Saturday Family Day at Dobie
 Primary School Saturday, April 21.
     Super Saturday Family Day will be a unique educational opportunity for
 parents of Dobie Primary School, a multi-lingual "United Nations of public
 schools," serving pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 1st grade students.
 Dobie has one of the largest English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in
 Richardson ISD.  In addition, more than 200 parents attend ESL classes at
 Dobie Primary and Dobie Family Center.
     At the Super Saturday Family Day, parents of students will attend
 workshops on family nutrition, children's health insurance, family literacy,
 and immigration information, while the students participate in games and
 storybook reading time in a circus-like atmosphere, complete with tent,
 clowns, cotton candy and train rides.  In addition, all students will leave
 with their own book and a bag full of prizes.  About 200 adults and
 300 children will attend.
     Dobie teachers and staff, (many of whom are bi-lingual) will be joined by
 volunteers from Northwood Woman's Club, Centex Homes, well-known Shrine
 clowns, as well as other community volunteers to staff the event.  Super
 Saturday Family Day at Dobie Primary School is a community service program of
 Northwood Woman's Club.
     Dobie Primary School serves a neighborhood of primarily economically
 disadvantaged families, many who are recently arrived immigrants and refugees.
 The Dobie community consists of families from 18 states of the United States,
 17 states of Mexico, and 25 additional countries throughout the world.
 Families of Dobie students speak more than 26 different languages and
 dialects.  Dobie's immigrant and refugee population has been featured on local
 TV stations, as well as by the Dallas Morning News and the Richardson Daily
 News.
     Northwood Woman's Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to
 foster interest and participation in helping meet the philanthropic needs of
 our community and to stimulate the intellectual, cultural, and social
 development of its members.  Over the past five years, members of Northwood
 Woman's Club have performed more than 100,000 hours of service to community
 programs, and the Club has donated more than $1.5 million to a variety of area
 service agencies since 1979.
 
 

SOURCE Dobie Primary School
    DALLAS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 families, representing
 18 states and 26 countries, will gather to learn important life skills and
 garner a sense of community spirit at Super Saturday Family Day at Dobie
 Primary School Saturday, April 21.
     Super Saturday Family Day will be a unique educational opportunity for
 parents of Dobie Primary School, a multi-lingual "United Nations of public
 schools," serving pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 1st grade students.
 Dobie has one of the largest English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in
 Richardson ISD.  In addition, more than 200 parents attend ESL classes at
 Dobie Primary and Dobie Family Center.
     At the Super Saturday Family Day, parents of students will attend
 workshops on family nutrition, children's health insurance, family literacy,
 and immigration information, while the students participate in games and
 storybook reading time in a circus-like atmosphere, complete with tent,
 clowns, cotton candy and train rides.  In addition, all students will leave
 with their own book and a bag full of prizes.  About 200 adults and
 300 children will attend.
     Dobie teachers and staff, (many of whom are bi-lingual) will be joined by
 volunteers from Northwood Woman's Club, Centex Homes, well-known Shrine
 clowns, as well as other community volunteers to staff the event.  Super
 Saturday Family Day at Dobie Primary School is a community service program of
 Northwood Woman's Club.
     Dobie Primary School serves a neighborhood of primarily economically
 disadvantaged families, many who are recently arrived immigrants and refugees.
 The Dobie community consists of families from 18 states of the United States,
 17 states of Mexico, and 25 additional countries throughout the world.
 Families of Dobie students speak more than 26 different languages and
 dialects.  Dobie's immigrant and refugee population has been featured on local
 TV stations, as well as by the Dallas Morning News and the Richardson Daily
 News.
     Northwood Woman's Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to
 foster interest and participation in helping meet the philanthropic needs of
 our community and to stimulate the intellectual, cultural, and social
 development of its members.  Over the past five years, members of Northwood
 Woman's Club have performed more than 100,000 hours of service to community
 programs, and the Club has donated more than $1.5 million to a variety of area
 service agencies since 1979.
 
 SOURCE  Dobie Primary School