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Bringing Reading Levels Home

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Parent Partner Program

Bringing Reading Levels Home

One of the critical series of workshops presented by Parent Partner Program team each year is how to bring literacy into the home, regardless of language barriers. And for parents at Flynn Elementary, the most recent Taller de Lectura focused on understanding and working within the Fountas & Pinell reading levels used during the school day. While students may know which shelf to grab a book from in the library based on their level, it is...

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K2C Families Begin Saving for College

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Parent Partner Program

K2C Families Begin Saving for College

Families with high school seniors understand the importance of saving for college tuition. But for families with kindergartners in the the San Francisco Unified School District, saving for college is beginning now thanks to Kindergarten To College. Since 2012, every child entering kindergarten in the City’s public schools is automatically given a College Savings Account (CSA) containing a $50 deposit from the City and County of San Francisco. A...

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College Is My Hustle – Cash For College Workshop at JOC

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in College Connect

College Is My Hustle – Cash For College Workshop at JOC

For John O’Connell‘s Senior Class, submitting their college applications is an important first step on the path to college.  Next up – meeting the deadline for financial aid.  On Thursday night, families and students spent their evening hearing from experts in the field about how important applying for financial aid is in determining college success. Working with JCYC Upward Bound‘s Cesar Tapia, the College and Career...

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Making a Plan – Everett Community Forum on Immigration

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Parent Partner Program

Making a Plan – Everett Community Forum on Immigration

Many parents in the Mission District are experiencing a new fear – fear of immigration officers knocking on their door or stopping them in the street. Several families have chosen to remain at home, keeping students home from school. In the wake of recent ICE raids in our community, the Parent Partner Program, Mission Community Beacon, and Everett Middle School came together Monday night to discuss these fears and ensure our students and...

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