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Women’s Leadership Council hosting free Love and Logic classes at Jane Phillips Elementary

Members of the Women's Leadership Council after a tour of Jane Phillips Elementary School.

Women’s Leadership Council hosting free Love and Logic classes at Jane Phillips Elementary

Parents at Jane Phillips Elementary School will have the chance to attend free Love and Logic classes thanks to the Women’s Leadership Council. Love and Logic teaches proven techniques for parents to use to make their kids more responsible, respectful and fun. These techniques are simple and effective for every age from preschoolers to teenagers.

“Research indicates that family and parent engagement has a direct, positive effect on children’s achievement in school and is a predictor of a student’s success in school. BPSD teachers use Love & Logic in their classes,” Gretchen Wendtland, WLC programs chair, said. “In addition, Love & Logic parenting classes have been held at other BPSD locations and have been very successful. WLC believes strongly that providing training for parents will give them new tools and techniques which will help in the overall education of the children.”

The Women’s Leadership Council, a United Way initiative, is hosting the free Love and Logic classes. The classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday from April 7 through May 12 at Jane Phillips Elementary Library at 1500 South Rogers Ave. in Bartlesville. Food and childcare will be provided, and door prizes will be given out at each session. Pre-registration is required. Call the Jane Phillips Elementary School office at 918-336-9479 to register.

Women’s Leadership Council is a national initiative of United Way. The Bartlesville Regional United Way’s chapter was founded in 2014 to provide an avenue for local women to be leaders for social change. Their mission is to put resources into the hands of students, families and high needs schools to improve literacy by third grade. This year, the Council has chosen to focus primarily on Jane Phillips Elementary School.

“This is a first step for WLC to engage with Jane Phillips Elementary and will provide a foundation as we partner with the parents and teachers,” Wendtland said. “Our goal is fill gaps that cannot be covered by the limited BPSD budget that will eventually lead to improvements in student achievement and success, especially around reading and literacy.”

For more information about WLC, click here.