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Parent Program

Our school offers a vibrant and educational family program. All families are encourage to participate in our monthly workshops, events, and activities. To learn more, contact Cristina Gonzalez, the school's student and family services coordinator. 
Family Communication
We believe that consistent and effective communication with families contributes to student success. We communicate with families through:
  • Thursday Weekly Newsletter
  • SchoolMessenger Robo Calls
  • Direct Phone Calls/Emails
  • Individual Meetings
Download the ParentSquare app to your phone to stay informed. You will have a variety of resources and links available as well as direct message access to your teachers and Ms. Gonzalez. If you have any questions about how to reach any staff member, please contact the main office staff at 213-736-5542.
  • New Family Orientation
  • TK/K Orientation & Expectations
  • Middle School Orientations 
  • Meet & Greet 
  • Grade Level Welcome Assemblies
  • Monthly Community Service Days
  • Monthly Coffee with the Leadership Team 
  • Back-to-School Night
  • Family Math Night
  • Family Literacy Night 
  • Books and Pajamas
  • Parent Conferences
  • Volunteer Recognition Ceremonies
  • Book Fairs
  • Cross Site Book Celebration 
  • Culture Night 
  • Community Feast 
  • Documentary Screenings 
  • Movie Nights 
  • Field Day 
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)
  • National Poetry Month (April)
  • Earth Day (April 22)
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
  • Film Screenings on Human Rights
Parent Leadership
  • English Learners Advisory Committee
  • Site Based Council
  • Health & Wellness
  • Grade Level/Classroom Representatives
  • Supervision Trainings
  • PESA
  • Parents Assuring Student Success
Physical Health
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Nutrition and Being Active
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention
  • Discipline without Stress
  • Prevention of Child Abuse (Physical and Psychological)
  • Prevention/Stopping Domestic Violence
  • 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
  • Book Club for parents (Parents must complete a reading log)
  • How to become critical thinkers, understanding the text 
  • Literacy Circle
  • Understanding ELD 
  • ESL Classes
  • Reading Films as text 
  • How to get a library card?
  • 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/ Campus Culture/Diversity
  • Geography
Letting Go/ Out-of-State Parent Panel
  • Trip to UCLA
  • Trip to USC
  • Trip to CSULA
  • Trip to CSULB 
  • Bridges
  • Math Workshop: Understanding SBAC scores
  • How to Support Your Child’s Education: Importance of Homewor, 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)
Financial Literacy
  • Opening a Savings/Checking Account
  • Know Your Rights 
  • The Naturalization Process
  • Deferred Action
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • College for Undocumented Students
  • The Application for Asylum
  • Guardianship when a parent is detained
  • Tenants’ Rights
  • How to navigate ParentSquare
  • Set Up and Use an E-mail Account
  • Résumé