Par­ent­ing Class

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Par­ents of fifth graders from Cal­i­for­nia Av­enue and Mesa Verde ele­men­tary schools in River­bank were able to par­tic­i­pate in a Par­ent­ing Part­ner class in May that was held in Span­ish. They com­pleted a se­ries of five work­shops in­volv­ing top­ics like lis­ten­ing to your child, dis­ci­pline, and ap­ply­ing con­se­quences pre­sented by the Par­ent­ing Cen­ter. The course was de­signed to help par­ents that have chil­dren ad­vanc­ing to Car­dozo Mid­dle School make a suc­cess­ful tran­si­tion.

The two-week class was hosted Tues­days and Thurs­days from May 8 to May 22, run­ning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The class was taught by Par­ent Li­ai­son, Karen De La Torre Var­gas and fa­cil­i­ta­tor Lupe Duarte. Par­ents Zoz­ima Sal­vador, Edilia Ruiz, Ye­se­nia Amezquita, Maria Al­bor and Maria Chavez grad­u­ated from the Par­ent­ing Part­ners class and re­ceived cer­tifi­cates for com­ple­tion.

“The pur­pose of the course was to dis­cuss key par­ent­ing skills that will help our chil­dren be more suc­cess­ful at school and at home,” stated De La Torre Var­gas. “Also, new things we are in­cor­po­rat­ing in our cal­en­dar will be: Aeries par­ent por­tal help, early lit­er­acy work­shops, home­work help work­shops, math for mid­dle school work­shops, gang aware­ness work­shops, and fam­ily events like pump­kin dec­o­rat­ing, or­na­ment dec­o­rat­ing, healthy liv­ing and many more.”

The Par­ent­ing Net­work­ing Cen­ter will be closed from June 18 to July 13 and will re­open on July 16 from 8 a.m. un­til 4:30 p.m.

The next class will start on Aug. 28 in Span­ish and on Sept. 13 in English be­gin­ning at 9 a.m. In­ter­ested par­ents can sign up for the class by call­ing 209-863-0837.

PHOTO CON­TRIB­UTED

Re­cent grad­u­ates of the Par­ent­ing Part­ners class in­cluded Zoz­ima Sal­vador, Edilia Ruiz, Ye­se­nia Amezquita, Maria Al­bor and Maria Chavez shown with in­struc­tor Karen De La Torre Var­gas, at left.

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