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Parent Program

Kayne Siart  Family Coordinator, has put together an extremely vibrant and educational family program for the 2019-20 school year.  Below is a list of events, activities, and workshops that are planned for the current school year.  Please check your ParentSquare application and your weekly 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 and request to speak to Ms. Gonzalez.
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
We encourage all families to download the ParentSquare App to your phone. 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 on how to reach out to any staff member, please reach out to our 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
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
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 
  • Math Workshop 
Understanding SBAC scores
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)
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