Ume Preparatory Academy

Parent Equipping Program Resources

Hello Parents,

At UME Prep, we believe it is vital for parents to be involved in their children’s lives, and we understand that all parents face their own, unique set of circumstances and challenges in raising and educating their children. We know, too, that many parents may feel overwhelmed, lost, or lacking confidence that they have the knowledge, skill, or ability necessary to be involved. Believing, also, that parental support and involvement offer benefits difficult to replicate through other avenues, the Parent Equipping Program (PEP) will help interested parents acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to meet the challenge of increasing the rate, type, and quality of their involvement in their child's academic experience.

As we journey together through the 2016-2017 school year, please take note of some of the offerings we will be making available to our parents this year. Please see our UME Prep calendar and schedule for more information about upcoming events.



Connect with Other Parents!

Parent Snack and Chat (Monthly): Snack and Chat is a monthly forum for parents to network and discuss relevant issues regarding our children. Parents are invited to bring a breakfast item or juice to share. A speaker will provide key information in a condensed format, and then provide parents with opportunities to talk with other parents at their table who have similar grade-level scholars. Parents can discuss their experiences and share ideas with one another. (School-sponsored event) 

Dates: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30am (Always for both campuses, alternates locations)

  • Aug 25 Parent Snack & Chat #1 Duncanville Campus
  • Sept 22 Parent Snack & Chat #2 Dallas Campus
  • Oct 13 Parent Snack & Chat #3 Duncanville Campus
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 Charter 101/Parents Share Your Story, Dallas (Special Session)        
  • Jan 19 Parent Snack & Chat #4 Dallas Campus
  • Feb 23 Parent Snack & Chat #5 Duncanville Campus
  • Apr 20 Parent Snack & Chat #6 Dallas Campus

Dads and Donuts (Monthly): UME Prep values the contribution and influence that our dad’s (including grandfathers, uncles, etc.) have on their children, and UME Prep wants to find opportunities to invest in our dad’s, provide opportunities for them to network with other dads, spend time with their children, and contribute to the success at UME Prep. Dad’s Club is an inclusive group to all male authority figures in our scholars’ lives. (School-sponsored event)

Dates: Fridays, 7:25-8:15am (Dallas Campus)

  • Sept 9 - Things You Must Do to Get Back to a School Routine
  • Oct 14 - Raising Our Scholars to Be Leaders Not Followers
  • Nov 4 - Do Life Milestones Matter?
  • Dec - 10 Creative Ways To Spend More Time With Your Wife
  • Jan 27 - 10 Ways to Establish Clear Boundaries for Children
  • Feb 5 - Positive Thinking for Today
  • Mar 7 - Being a Good Dad is Simple... Just Not Easy

GATHER: Bringing Women Together: UME Prep has a great group of moms who have come together to serve other moms in a fun, meaningful, community-building way.  Check out Gather for monthly opportunities to hang out and connect at nearby restaurants and other fun activities. (Parent-Sponsored)

MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers): Pre-school Moms!  If childcare, breakfast, a supportive group of moms, and a time of encouragement sounds appealing to you during the pre-school years, check out MOPS International to find a MOPS group near you. (Community-Sponsored)

Skyward Family Access: Via Skyward Family Access, you can personally opt in to the Family Directory where you can find contact info on other families. 

Grade-Level Facebook Pages: See below for how to connect with other grade-level parents via our parent-sponsored Facebook pages.

Parent-Sponsored Grade-Level Facebook Pages

You can join one of the Parent-Sponsored Grade-Level Facebook Pages set up for each class.  Please contact your grade-level parent Facebook rep for access, for example, go to “UME Eagles Class of 2026.”  This is different from our official school Facebook page.


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Recent Events

December Townhall Meeting Minutes

Fun Things to Do With Your Family

For up-to-date ideas of fun things to do with your family in DFW, check out DFW Explorer for places to go and things to do!

Parent Resources

Internet and Cell Phone Safety
  • CyberPatrol – parental control software
  • NetSmartz – cell phones, gaming, internet safety, and more
  • CyberTipline – reporting tipline in partnership with FBI, Secret Service, and others
  • Cyberbullying – what it is and how to prevent it
Drug-Free Resources
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – guides, resources, and other information
  • Drug Abuse – tips, information, and publications aimed at drug abuse prevention including an elementary drug prevention activity book

Conflict Resolution and Emotional Support
  • Conflict Resolution – information on controlling anger intended to promote nonviolence and diplomacy
  • McGruff: The Crime Dog – games, videos, advice
  • Bullying – information on bullying being a gateway behavior and what parents can do
  • Test Anxiety – causes of test anxiety and ways to reduce test anxiety
  • KidsMatter – information sheets on emotions, mental health, friendships and more
  • Children’s Grief Education Association – navigating children’s grief

Parenting Resources