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Parent Workshops

Do you want to learn how to actively be engaged in your child’s education?
Parent Institute for Quality Education is a program that provides families with the knowledge and skills to partner with schools and the community to ensure children achieve their full potential. PIQE teaches parents to take on a participatory role in their children’s education and it teaches leadership skills that help parents achieve
educational goals for the entire family.

The PIQE programs scheduled for this 2022/2023 school year for Richland School District are as follows:
•Signature Family Engagement: 1/18/2023 - 3/15/2023 at REDWOOD
•Social Emotional Learning: 1/19/2023 - 3/16/2023 at SEQUOIA
•Family Literacy:  1/31/2023 - 3/28/2023 GOLDEN OAK
All classes will be held at the school cafeteria unless otherwise noted on the flyer that will be distributed before each event.

For more information please call:
Flora Quitoriano, Community Liaison at (661)746-8691
Child Care and Refreshments will be available for all classes.
Nurturing Parenting Classes:
This nurturing parenting class will focus on the development of empathy, self-worth, self-awareness, empowerment, discipline with dignity, appropriate family roles, and age-appropriate expectations of children’s development.
Topics covered will be *positive discipline*child safety*reducing power struggles*building self-esteem*child
development* setting routines*managing anger*neglect
Second Session
•1/24/2023 - 4/18/2023 English
•1 /26/2023 - 4/20/2023 Spanish
* Free 12-week court-approved course
* Classes meet once a week from 3 pm - 5 pm
* No Child Care is available*
English class meets on Tuesdays
Spanish class meets on Thursdays
Location: Parent Center #260
Contact Flora Quitoriano, 746-8691
Parent University Workshops:
These workshops are intended for parents and guardians of students to get a better understanding of different components of a student’s academic life. Each workshop will have a question and answer time at the end of the presentation.

Parents will become educated in these areas:
How to have a successful Parent/Teacher conference*Student Assessment Interpreting the Data*Gate Program *Special Education Program*21 Century Careers*Parent Involvement in ELAC/DELAC/SSC
Workshop Dates: 3/22/23, 4/19/23, 5/10/23
Workshop Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Parent Center Room #260
Childcare/Light Refreshments/Raffle
Mask are recommended
School Social Workers Hour of Power:
These presentations for parents are short but very beneficial in gathering helpful strategies and tips in dealing with your children’s behavior challenges. Removing these challenges is the first step to increasing your child’s academic success. School social workers are trained mental health professionals ready to support your child overcome some of their social and emotional needs. These presentations are given in English and Spanish.
Topics include:
*Importance of Education/Attendance* Disruptive Behavior and Control * Who’s the Boss* The Qualities of a Good Friend *Social Media Trend Warnings for Parents *Bully Proof Your Child*Overcoming Stress in Parenting*QPR
Workshop Dates:  03/13/23, 04/17/23, 05/15/23
Workshop Time: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Location: Parent Center #260
Aeries Parent Portal & Parent Square Support:
Do you need assistance in establishing your Aeries Parent Portal or Parent Square account? Stop by the Parent Center to learn how to obtain personalized access to your child’s important information such as grades, attendance, class schedules, missing assignments, and state CAASPP report. Aeries Parent Portal and Parent Square keep parents up to date with what is happening in the district and your child’s school.
    • To make an appointment please call (661)746-8691
    • Please have your email address ready for your appointment.
Car Seat Class: Buckle Up!
Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat. Find out if it is time for a new car seat change. Must attend a mini educational class to receive a car seat.
    • By appointment only.  Contact (661) 746-8690 for an appointment
    • Car seats are available on an as-needed basis while supplies last.

Unemployment – State Disability Assistance:
A representative from the Employment Development Department is available to assist the community with unemployment or State Disability online services.
    • Clients are seen by appointment only.
    • Representative office hours are Thursdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Please call (661) 746-8690 to schedule an appointment.
    • Location: Shafter Healthy Start Office
MediCal Enrollment/Cal Fresh/ Cal Works Assistance:
A bilingual navigator from Catholic Charities is available to assist the public with enrolling in these programs. Clients are seen by appointment only.
    • Representative is available last Thursday of the month
    • Please call (661) 746-8690 to schedule an appointment.
    • Location: Shafter Healthy Start Office
Parent Advisory Committee:
The School Parent Advisory Committee’s role is to provide advice and assistance to school administrators and educators relating to the Academic Achievement Plan, programs, activities, resources and services in order to help the school attain its goal of providing each child with the best education possible.
    • Dates:  03/29/2023, 04/26/2023, 05/24/2023
    • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Location: Parent Center #260
    • Childcare and refreshments will be provided.
    • For more information please contact (661)746-8602
District English Learner Advisory Committee:
Learn about the role that DELAC plays in advising the schools in the English Learner Program services. Be part of a team-building committee to support our students in our schools. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend however only member representatives from each school site can vote.
  • Dates: 03/29/2023, 04/26/2023, 05/24/2023
  • Time: 8:30-9:45 am
  • Location: Parent Center Room #260
  • Childcare and light refreshments will be provided.
CABE Conference:
California Association for Bilingual Education is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1976 to promote bilingual education. Parents can attend the conference to learn about new laws that affect our bilingual students and learn more about ELD principals and resources.
  • Dates:  03/22/2023 - 3/25/2023
  • For more information please call Flora Quitoriano at (661)746-8690 or visit the CABE website: