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Read Fort Worth, Fort Worth ISD and City of Fort Worth Celebrate Parent Appreciation Day


The Fort Worth ISD, Read Fort Worth, and the City of Fort Worth are celebrating the end of a challenging school year with Parent Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 27. The daylong celebration honors parents and caregivers for their unwavering support of their children during these challenging times.

“Parents, you have shown incredible patience and resilience during this difficult time,” said Superintendent Kent Scribner.” “This has been a challenging time for everyone, but especially you. You’ve had to continue working, being the provider, caregiving for others, all while keeping your family safe at home and your student engaged in their learning. On behalf of the Fort Worth ISD, thank you!” 

“We have always known – and decades of research and data support – that parents and parent figures in a child’s life are the most significant predictor of a child’s success in school,” Read Fort Worth Executive Director Elizabeth Brands said. “Parents have never been more crucial than now, as learning shifted this spring from classrooms to homes.

Parent Appreciation Day is a fun-filled celebration featuring downloadable award certificates for parents and students, video messages of thanks, and social media shareables and is built around an “End of the Year Awards” theme.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dr. Scribner each recorded video messages of appreciation that are available across partner social media channels. The downloadable awards include categories for both parents and students, such as “Favorite Teacher” and “#1 Student,” and customizable certificates that can include any messaging. The social media shareables include fun graphics, along with the hashtags #MoreThanAParent and #ParentAppreciation. Many of the materials are available in Spanish.

To download materials and begin celebrating Parent Appreciation Day, please visit


About Read Fort Worth

Read Fort Worth convenes cross-sector community partners with a common goal of ensuring that students have the foundational literacy skills to read on grade level by third grade. We approach our work by gathering community partners motivated to achieve these common goals; bringing data to inform what action could produce the greatest impact; collecting community input from students, families, and teachers to co-develop interventions; and leveraging key stakeholders to implement solutions. For more information, visit



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