Friday, September 6, 2019

PAWS Sets Parent Meetings at Muldrow Schools

Muldrow’s PAWS program has scheduled meetings for parents in the Muldrow High School cafetorium. 

The meetings will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, or at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. The program begins Sept. 23 for elementary and middle school students.

Attendees will learn how the program works, including its hours and programming schedule. Enrollment forms will also be available.

PAWS stands for “Providing Academics with Support” and it offers before- and after-school meals for students and much more. 

PAWS recently received a 21st-Century Grant that will finance the program, said Clifta Fugett, an administrative assistant for Muldrow School. The five-year grant will allow PAWS to continue providing the program at no cost to parents for years to come. 

PAWS, for students from pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, will meet before school from 7-7:30 a.m., where students will receive a meal, and after school from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students at the after-school session will also get full meals. Elementary students will meet at the elementary school and the older students will meet at the middle school, Fugett said.

The organization offers students help with homework, along with monthly teaching units and clubs, which will allow them to receive hands-on experience with math, reading, science and more.

There are also many clubs students can join as part of the program. 

“This is a great opportunity for the kids,” Fugett said, adding, "We were ecstatic when we got the grant.”

For more information on PAWS, call Muldrow Elementary School or the administration office.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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