Side by Side, a faith-based nonprofit organization that works to strengthen public schools in Laurel, will hold its next Family Academy on Thursday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Deerfield Run Elementary, 13000 Laurel Bowie Road (Route 197).
Family Academies are free, and are offered to parents whose children attend any of the seven elementary schools in Laurel. At the academies, parents attend workshops while their school-aged children participate in an activity.
The evening begins with a free dinner from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Two parent workshops will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m.: "Preparing for Middle School" and "It's Never Too Early to Plan for College." A children's activity, making objects from clay, will be held during the parent workshops.
Workshops and dinner are free, and child care will be provided for children ages 2 to 5.
Those that attend three Family Academies from January to May could win a laptop.
For information, call 202-710-5555.