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School District Five to host inaugural parenting conference

For Immediate Release – December 19, 2019



School District Five to host inaugural parenting conference

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five is hosting an inaugural parenting conference, Strengthening Families, on January 30.


The free conference is facilitated by School District Five social workers and family educators.  The conference is open to all families in School District Five and will feature a speaker, dinner, giveaways and child care.  The keynote speaker is Patrick Patterson, founder of Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC.  Families in attendance will receive a signed copy of his book, “Unplugged”.  The event will be held from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Three Rivers Baptist Church in Irmo.


“We believe this conference will help us bridge the gap between school, home, and community,” said School District Five Coordinator of Parenting and Social Work Services Jennifer Felkel.  “This educational event hopes to connect and strengthen our families within School District Five.”


The topics for discussion include:

  • Maintaining parent-child relationships
  • Communicating with family members to strengthen relationships in families
  • How to unplug in a plugged-in world


All families must register by January 27 to Barbara Coker at 803-476-8240.  Registration is limited to 100 participants.