Parent University: Books and Barbecue

Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 9/26/2019 7:00:00 AM

Next Thursday, October 3rd, Peoria Public Schools will host the first Parent University of the 2019-2020 year – Books and Barbecue – from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Peoria Park District Noble Center and the Peoria Public Library Lakeview branch.

Parent University, held twice each school year, gives Peoria Public School families the opportunity to spend quality time together and explore various Peoria cultural and entertainment attractions. This year’s Parent University activities are part of the district’s focus on reading and literacy.

Entertainment for the evening includes story time and crafts at the library and inflatable slides and bouncers on the lawn and in the Lakeview Recreation Center.

Presentations from Peoria Public Schools staff about Crisis Go, the Wraparound Center, K-4 athletics, and the Waterford reading program will be held throughout the evening.

Free dinner will be served in the Noble Center and hot chocolate will be available near the library. Parents and children can learn to prepare healthy snacks and meals at Sodexo Food Service’s popular Snack-A-Demics program, also located in the Noble Center.

The Lakeview library computer stations will be available for high school seniors and their families to complete their FAFSA application.

Transportation to Parent University will be available from Harrison Community Learning Center, Roosevelt Magnet School, Peoria High School, Lincoln K-8 and Glen Oak Community Learning Center.

To make a reservation for Books & Barbecue, go to


Books and BBQ