The NAACP Parents’ Council kickoff meeting will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16 at Gaithersburg High School. This event will bring together parents, MCPS teachers, and principals to share ideas on cultivating parent engagement and promoting student achievement. The event will begin with a community resource fair to highlight community services and resources of interest. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from speakers who are educational experts in the area of promoting minority student achievement and participate in breakout sessions on topics including closing the achievement gap, parent-teacher conferences, and discipline. To register for the event, visit