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Title I team plans statewide Parent Involvement Meetings to improve student achievement

Sep 30, 2015

PA Cyber's Title I team from L-R Cheryl Roknich, Barb Havey, Nicole Cwynar, Anthony Branchetti

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School today announced its Title I department will host a series of Parent Involvement Meetings across the commonwealth to equip parents with tools to nurture student achievement.

“This year we have added more times and locations to accommodate parents of PA Cyber students who would like to enjoy a meal with us, join in the discussion and learn what they can do to help their children succeed academically,” said Cheryl Roknich, Federal Programs Coordinator for the school.

“We are urging all of our parents to RSVP for one of the lunches or dinners in the series of events, which will give them an opportunity to meet our team, learn what we do to bolster student achievement, and hear words of advice from our keynote speaker, who – as the mother of a PA Cyber graduate – brings a personal perspective and first-hand knowledge to the table,” Roknich said.

Stephanie Colvin Roy, Special Projects Managing Coordinator for Center for Schools and Communities, will provide the keynote address after lunch or dinner at all of the events. Parents are asked to RSVP by October 28 to or to call 888-722-9237, ext. 7855 for Barb Havey or ext. 7865 for Cheryl Roknich.

Following is a list of the dates and locations for the events, which begin at 11:00 a.m. for the luncheon and 5:30 p.m. for dinner. The Bethlehem site offers a dinner-only session.

November 3 – dinner only
5000 Wegmans Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017

November 4
1553 Chester Pike, Suite 103
Crum Lynne, PA 19022

November 5
479 Port View Drive, Building C-38
Harrisburg, PA 17111

November 9
2212 W. 15th St.
Erie, PA 16505

November 10
351 Harvey Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601

November 11
The Brix at 26
2600 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Roknich said parent involvement in education is crucial, and as a Title I school, PA Cyber is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between school and family.

“When everyone comes together to support students, they are inclined to perform much better and generally enjoy school a lot more,” Roknich said, “which improves their academic success; ultimately, that’s what we are all geared toward.”

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, “Title I is a 100% Federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve educational opportunities for educationally deprived children. Title I programs are designed to help children meet the state content and performance standards in reading, language arts, and mathematics.”

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.