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If you are interested in participating in any of the parent learning workshops, please use the link below to sign-up.

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Opening Doors

Session 1: My Child’s First Teacher

Discuss the importance of being their child’s first teacher.

Session 2: My Child Grows, My Child Talks

Learn about the importance of learning how children grow and talk.

Session 3: The Importance of Health, Part I

Learn about the importance of your child’s health.

Session 4: The Importance of Health, Part II

Continue to learn about the importance of your child’s health.

Session 5: Advocating for the Future

Become familiar with how to advocate for their child

Let’s Go To College

Session 1: LGTC Early Years Count

Learn the importance of planning early for college.

Session 2: LGTC Keep Reading and Learning Together

Importance of reading daily and how it helps your child in future education.

Session 3: Resources – LGTC The importance of Spending Time with Your Student

Learn about participating in school events and how this supports your child in their education.

Session 4: Practicing ATLAS

Guide parents to ATLAS Parent/Student Portal and show how to use the tool to monitor grades and contact teachers.

Session 5: English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC)

Learn about the ELPAC Assessment. What it means to be tested and how results impact students.

Enriching Families Through Technology & Resources

This course will have five topics embedded together to support and educate families on how to prepare their children for higher education. In addition, families will gain resources about life skills, and emergency preparedness, and learn to utilize technology when applicable in the home or for educational purposes.

Session 1: Life Skills and Crisis Support

Session 2: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Session 3: Literacy with Families

Session 4: Emergency Preparedness

Session 5: Technology at Home

Understanding Middle School

Session 1: Middle School, The Time to Discover New Horizons

Middle school classes, structure, and courses that count as A-G requirements.

Session 2: Prepare for the Future

Learn the difference between FUSD high school requirements and A-G for college admission purposes.

Session 3: Building a Positive Communication

Building healthy and strong family communication between home and school.

Session 4: Building a Positive Communication with Your Teenager P-1

Learn about the three different communication styles.

Session 5: ATLAS Practice

Guide parents to ATLAS Parent/Student Portal and show how to use the tool to monitor grades and contact teachers.

Family Engagement

Hands-On Family Literacy: Sea Creatures Night

Demonstrate simple and effective ways to help children engage fully with a story when reading using active reading techniques during this fun family night. We’ll be reading a really fun story together, Narwhal & Jelly: Unicorn of the Sea, and also creating two fun art projects that go along with the story. Books and materials will be provided for registered families to follow along and enjoy the class easily from home.

Hands-On Family Math: Games That Make Memorizing Math Fun Facts FUN

Memorizing math facts is an essential skill for moving into more complex math, but it can also be difficult for children to master. Flashcards and worksheets are often relied on, but in this class – we’re going to show families multiple games that they can play together or in pairs that make memorizing math facts simple, competitive, and fun! Game items will be provided for registered families.

Hands-On Family Science: Fun with Weather

We love experimenting and strengthening our STEM skills! In this class designed for the whole family, we will be learning about different types of clouds, how rain happens, and we’ll even make our real clouds at home. We’ll conduct weather experiments and even weave in a fun art project with our lesson. Materials will be provided for registered families.

Social Media: Understanding The Apps Teens Use, Why & What to Watch for to Keep Teens Safe

Parents will better understand the most popular apps among youth today and how to supervise best and guide their child’s experience using them.

Family Leaders Program

Building Human Connections: Parents & GO

  • This lesson is to learn who is in the space
  • History of GO Public Schools
  • Identify personal values and how they align with GO
  • Create a personal story to present to the world
  • Establish group norms

Understanding the School Site Hierarchy

  • Know your school options
  • Understanding the school site hierarchy
  • Learn about parent committees that exist at the school site level
  • Build skills to assess their child’s education
  • Provide a basic understanding of how to read and use data
  • Understanding the School District Hierarchy What story does data tell us
  • Understand the current challenges our district is facing
  • Learning the school district hierarchy
  • Participating in parent committees at the district level
  • Understanding funding streams: LCFF / LCAP
  • Know school board members, function, role & responsibilities

Organizing, Advocacy, Elections & Campaign Work

  • Comprehension of the organizing cycle
  • Moving out of the comfort zone to engage in advocacy work
  • Identify areas where campaign work will initiate change
  • Learn organizing and advocacy strategies
  • Using data to support advocacy work

Looking to the Future: Parent Engagement & Advocacy

  • Ability to assess and reflect on which sessions had the biggest impact on them
  • Offer additional opportunities for continued growth in parent leadership development
  • Intro to GO Fresno campaigns & work
  • Participants will demonstrate learned concepts, skills, tools, and abilities through a group presentation

Family Literacy Program

Family Literacy Program (PK-3)

Developed in partnership with the California Reading and Literature Project, the Family Literacy Program introduces the five elements of literacy, equipping families with strategies to support literacy at home. Families are introduced to Dr. Shefelbine’s Literacy Framework of Skills with fun, interactive and purposeful reading strategies. Reading development is emphasized with a direct connection to students’ overall academic success.

  • Strengthening Your Child’s Literacy Skills
  • Reading Stages & Skills
  • Purposeful Reading Strategies I: Word recognition
  • Purposeful Reading Strategies II: Fluency and comprehension
  • Purposeful Reading Strategies III: Fluency, comprehension, and writing
  • Supporting Your Childs Reading Program at Home: Written expression, comprehension, and writing
  • Principal’s Dialogue: The principal or designee respond to questions, concerns, and suggestions

Access To Higher Education

Accessing Higher Education

  • Families reflect on the challenges ahead and the tools they need to acquire in order to navigate the school system
  • Supporting the Academic Achievement of Adolescents Through Their Changes
  • Connecting Academic Success and Positive SelfEsteem
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Academic Success
  • Motivating Teenagers to Read
  • Reviewing Key Academic Concepts
  • Preparing to Meet the University Admission Requirements
  • Meet and Greet with School Admin Teams

Signature Parent Engagement: Middle School

Signature Parent Engagement

Educate, empower, and inspire families to take an active role in their child’s education while building community and a peer-to-peer network. Parents are engaged in programming that fosters a positive educational environment at home and school to increase academic success.

  • Includes Social Emotional and Digital Literacy Components.
  • Parents better understand navigating the school system, accessing relevant information for student success, and college admission requirements.

Understanding Independence and Personal Responsibility to Kids

Teaching Independence and Personal Responsibility to Kids

Almost every parent says they want their children to grow up to be independent and responsible adults – but what fundamental steps can be taken during childhood to help them reach that point successfully? How can parents help their kids learn to exercise age-appropriate independence and responsibility-taking in childhood? This class
will teach parents practical ways to support their child’s development of these super important life skills.

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