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CNCA-HARVARD PARENT PROGRAM 2012-13

Kayne Siart Student and Family Services Coordinator, has put together an extremely vibrant and educational parent program for the 2012-13 school year.  Below is a list of events, activities, and workshops that are planned for the current school year.  Please check your weekly Green and Gold Newsletter on Thursday of each week for the updated dates and times for the events below.  If you have questions about any of the items below, feel free to reach out by calling  (213-736-5542), or by stopping by the school library.

Events
New Family Orientation
Monthly Community Service Days
Monthly Parent Coffees
Back-to-School Night
Family Math Night
Books and Pajamas
Parent Conferences
Volunteer Recognition Ceremonies
Book Fair
Trip to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Trip to the Universidad de Guadalajara’s LéaLA

Culture-Building Activities
Latino Heritage Month (September)
Banned Books Week (September)
Day of the Dead (November)
Human Rights Week (December)
Radish Festival (December)
African American Heritage Month (January)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January)
Read Across America (February-March)
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (March)
César Chávez Week (March)
National Poetry Month (April)
Earth Day (April 22)
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
Film Screenings on Human Rights

Workshops

Physical Health
Healthy Lifestyle: Nutrition and Being Active
Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Non-violent Discipline
Prevention of Child Abuse (Physical and Psychological)
Prevention/Stopping Domestic Violence
Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, and Hypertension
Understanding Human Sexuality
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Family Planning
Women’s Health: Breast, Cervical, Vulva, and Vaginal Cancer
Puberty and Adolescence
Girl Talk: A 2-Hour salon for girls ages 8-12 and their moms, providing an interactive and fun educational session about puberty
Healthy Foundations: Responding to Young Children’s Sexual Questions and Behaviors

Mental Health
Benefits of Counseling
Depression
Self-Esteem
Stress
Self-Abuse
Communicating Your Values
Addressing Media Messages

Literacy
How to Navigate/Use the CNCA-Kayne Siart Library
  • Selecting “Just Right” Books
  • Sections (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference, Children’s, etc.)
  • Utilizing audiobooks to increase fluency and ELD
  • Parenting Books
  • Books for Bilinguals

How to Naviagte/Use the Pio Pico (Public) Library
  • Signing up for library cards

How to Promote (Bi)literacy at Home
Summer Reading

College Knowledge

The Requirements
  • Grade Point Average
  • A-G requirements
  • Standardized Tests (PSAT, SAT, SAT II, ACT, AP)
  • Extracurricular Activities
Financial Aid
  • The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
How to Choose the Right College
  • Majors
  • Private v. Public
  • Campus life
  • Geography
Letting Go/ Out-of-State Parent Panel
Trip to UCLA
Trip to USC
Trip to CSULA

Academics

Singapore Math
  • Adding and Subtracting with Number Disks
  • Multiplying and Dividing with Number Disks
  • Solving Word Problems with Bar Models
How to Support Your Child’s Education
  • Importance of Homework
  • Sleeping on Time
How to Get the Most out of Parent Conferences
8th Grade Graduation Requirements
How to Guide Your Child Through Homework and Set Up a Successful Routine
The Advantages of Bilingualism
  • The Dual Iceberg Representation of Bilingual Proficiency
  • Cognates and Other Surface Features
  • Transfer & Interdependence
  • Multilingualism
  • Balanced Bilingualism (not semilingualism)
Finances

Opening a Savings/Checking Account
 
Immigration

The Naturalization Process
The DREAM Act
College for Undocumented Students
The Application for Asylum

Housing
Tenants’ Rights
 
Technology
Set Up and Use an E-mail Account
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