MACEDONIA — New, incoming Lee Eaton students and their families are invited to attend an event hosted by the Nordonia Hills City Schools, along with Campus Life and Faith Fellowship Church, on April 25.

The event, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will be at Faith Fellowship Church, 10277 Valley View Road in Macedonia. Fourth-graders and their families can have a free dinner, along with information and resources about healthy, positive choices. The evening will include a panel of parents and community members to talk about their experience and life skills during this age of development.

Families of the district’s fourth-graders should be aware this is not the "official" parent orientation.

The Lee Eaton parent orientation is May 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lee Eaton Gymnasium. At that meeting, counselors and administrators will lead an information meeting with time for questions. For those who can’t make the May 13 meeting, all the information reviewed and the PowerPoint presentation will be posted on the Lee Eaton web site.

The April 25 event is the first in a planned series of events of the Nordonia Hills Family Series: Building Developmental Assets in our Community, said Business Director Matt Gaugler.

"The inspiration has been the Coordinated Assistance Support Team at Lee Eaton," Gaugler said. "Through this program we’ve been assigned a social worker, Meredith Ondak, from the Summit County Educational Service Center. She has helped us bridge the gap between meeting the need of our students through the school day, into the evenings and weekends when we don’t have them. We work with the students, their teachers and families to identify needs and work with community resources to help meet the needs.

"As a result of things we’ve seen in CAST, our counselors and mental health experts felt the need to develop the Family Series to help equip and make families aware of tools and resources available to them."

For questions or to RSVP, contact Ondak at Meredith.Ondak@nordoniaschools.org or 330-908-6454.

Lee Eaton Principal Rob Schrembeck will be at both events. For details, contact him at Rob.Schrembeck@nordoniaschools.org or 330-467-0582.

Reporter April Helms can be reached at 330-541-9423, ahelms@recordpub.com, or @AprilKHelms_RPC