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March 4, 2011 > Latino Family Literacy and Parent Project Junior Workshops

Latino Family Literacy and Parent Project Junior Workshops

By Suzanne Ortt

Parenting education is a focus of New Haven Unified School District. The current bi-lingual Latino Family Literacy Workshops are one example. The bi-lingual series combines culture, family values, and language from the perspectives of past, present, and future.

Taught by Marisol Benard, Carmen Navarro, and Maria Lazo, the workshops connect literacy with life. Benard explains "Our goals for these workshops are to encourage parents to enjoy literacy in the home, encourage vocabulary, and to take notice of their individual heritage and roots."

New Haven Unified School District offers a series of bi-lingual parenting workshops. Funded by Title One, the first in the series of Latino Family Literacy workshops is set for Friday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The location is the New Haven Adult School, 600 G Street, Union City. The remaining four will be March 18, April 15, April 29, and May 13. Parents can attend one or more sessions. Classes are limited to 45 attendees.

For more information on these Latino Family Literacy Workshops, call Ms. Benard at the New Haven Adult School (510) 489-2185.

Parent Project Junior Workshops are also being given by the New Haven School District:
"Math Strategies," Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Cabello Student Support Center, 4500 Cabello St., Union City.

"Understanding State Assessments," Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Educational Services Center, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City.

"Transition for Pre-Kindergarten and Fifth-Graders," Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m-8 p.m., Cabello.

"Summer Faire: Pre-K to 5th Grade," Wednesday, May 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Cabello.

For information on these Parent Project Workshops contact Christy Potter at (510) 675-5217.

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