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Back-To-School Fair for Multilingual Families Set for Sept. 17

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Back-To-School Fair for Multilingual Families Set for Sept. 17
Posted on 09/14/2016
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The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center is inviting multilingual families to a Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East End Community Center, located at 195 North St. Families can get help with filling out school-related paperwork and learn about community services.

Multilingual families can get assistance completing the school forms in their children’s First-Day Packet. Families should bring their packets with them; interpreters will be provided to help decipher them! Also, more than 15 local organizations will be attending to explain what community resources are available in and around Portland for multilingual families.

Translation help will be provided in these languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Acholi, Vietnamese, Lingala, Somali, Swahili, Kirundi, and Kinyarwanda. Also, the YMCA of Southern Maine and the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine will be there to provide children's activities. Refreshments also will be provided.

The fair is an annual event put on by the Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center to support multilingual families in the schools and community.