School District hosting ‘Empowered Parents’

 Parent Power! The School District of Osceola County is sponsoring a program entitled Empowered Parents. facilitated by Anjanette McGee-Cason of Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System.

The Empowered Parents program will show how to maximize your child’s reading potential.

Parents will learn five components of reading, reading games and activities.

A review of Florida state standards and other helpful hints will be discussed.

Empowered Parents is for those with students in grades K to 5, and will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

This free event will be at Discovery Intermediate School, 5250 San Miguel Road.

The presentation will be held in the school’s cafeteria. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Lizette Robles, 407-870-4934 or email

 In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, Polk County Fire Rescue Station 45-Lake Marion Creek, will host an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities include bounce houses, kid’s firefighters challenge, Engine 8 Station Tours, safety house, first aid training and a CERT table.  Meet Sparky and some firefighters – take photos!

Polk County Fire Station 45- Lake Marion Creek is located at 9500 Marigold Ave.

 On your mark, get set, Read! Osceola Reads Ultimate Reading Race challenge uses the free Footsteps2Brillance reading app. Children who live in Osceola County and who are ages 3 to 5 (not yet in kindergarten).

The Ultimate Reading Race awards the top four Footsteps2Brillance readers an Amazon Fire Table.

The Race ends Nov. 22. Go to and download the app.