Parents ready to share school info with other parents

show-me-schoolsParents across Midtown are once again focusing on picking a school for the upcoming year, and Show Me KC Schools is once again offering a chance to get advice from other parents.

At a Feb. 26 Parent-to-Parent Elementary School Fair, parents of children from 18 Kansas City School will be available to answer questions from prospective parents whose children will be eligible to enter kindergarten next year.

Show Me KC Schools’ Executive Director, Tricia Johnson, says, “Finding the right kindergarten can be stressful for parents. We base a lot of our decision making on reputation, but don’t have the opportunity to really explore the differences between schools. The Parent-to-Parent Elementary School Fair provides prospective kindergarten parents with a unique opportunity to have open conversations with fellow parents about their child’s experience in school. It provides us the space to ask more challenging questions about issues, such as diversity and discipline, and to have more detailed discussions about topics, like parental involvement and after-school opportunities.”

Kelly Cantwell, a Brookside parent, used Show Me KC Schools resources last fall to search school choices for her 5-year-old son, Emerson In a press release from Show Me Schools, Emerson says, “Having recently moved here from Chicago, the Show Me KC Schools website was an invaluable resource to us in finding the right elementary school for our son. It can be a daunting task to a parent, so we’re really thankful for the breadth of information and data Show Me KC Schools provided to us.”

Show Me KC Schools also has a website with each school’s mission statement, test scores, demographic data, enrollment deadlines, and contact information. The website also provides news links to relevant educational articles, calendars of parent events and programs and original content, such as book reviews by local community leaders.


  • Parent-to-Parent Elementary School Fair
    Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Rockhurst University Community Center (5401 Troost Avenue), Kansas City, MO

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