Parents as Partners in Schools (PAPS)
April 20 officially marked the successful completion of Parents As Partners in Schools (PAPS) first cohort! The second cohort is currently in full swing and will be completed in the next few weeks! PAPS provides parents and community members the opportunity to learn more about being involved in their child’s education, becoming an effective advocate for their child’s needs, gaining leadership skills and improving communication to have effective parent-teacher relationships.
The first cohort of schools include: Will C. Wood Middle, Rosa Parks Middle, Oak Ridge Elementary, Maple Elementary, Golden Empire Elementary and Mark Hopkins Elementary. These schools have completed their series of workshops with enthusiastic parent participation. Currently, there are over 90 participants in PAPS. Parents that have completed the program expressed they have learned strategies and have gained tools that will be helpful for their families personally and educationally, now as well as for their future. Once participants have completed the series of workshops they will be invited to a much anticipated graduation ceremony on May 29 at Luther Burbank High School.