PARENTS AS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
At Camino Nuevo, parents are our most important partners. We strongly believe that students will find greater levels of academic success when their home and school share similar values about learning and forge a genuine partnership. CNCA seeks to move beyond parent involvement and actively engage families as partners. We believe that graduates will experience greater levels of success in college and career when their most important advocates develop a positive relationship and work together in the best interest of the student.
To ensure the development of authentic and productive relationships with our parents, we offer a variety of opportunities for them to be involved in the academic lives of their children at the classroom and school levels. We further demonstrate our commitment to forging genuine partnerships with all parents by offering high-quality family services, including a comprehensive parent workshop program and health case management for families in need.
We know that your involvement makes all the difference in your child's education. Since our inception, we have consistently found ways for parents to play an active role in everything from homework to school governance.
To ensure the ongoing development of authentic and productive relationships with our families, we remain committed to learning from feedback cycles that keep us committed to a shared mission that reflects a shared interest in student success. We distribute a weekly bilingual parent newsletter and information packet to keep you aware of the latest school activities, events, and updates.
STUDENT AND FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATORS
As part of our commitment to you, we provide a student and family services coordinator at each campuses to keep parents informed and meaningfully engaged. They are the primary liaison between the families and the school. They coordinate support services and collaborate with families to design and facilitate various engagement opportunities such as workshops, training sessions, fundraisers, and social events.
Contact your school’s student and family services coordinator to find out about upcoming workshops, seminars, events and other special services available to families.
Burlington Campus: Susana Interiano, Student and Family Services Coordinator, 213-413-4245
Harvard Campus: Julia Barajas, Student and Family Services Coordinator, 213-736-5542
Castellanos Campus: Karena Gonzalez, Student and Family Services Coordinator, 323-730-7160
Cisneros Campus: Daisy Aguirre, Student and Family Services Coordinator, 213-353-5300
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Parents are encouraged to become involved as leaders through the Site Based Council (SBC) organized
at each campus. SBC Parent Representatives benefit from targeted trainings that not only support their
own professional growth but empower them to advocate for high quality education for the benefit of
the not only their own children, but for the community at large. Parents are key members of each school's Site-Based Council (SBC), which is a group of parents, teachers, and school staff who meet regularly to discuss school issues and provide suggestions to the school principal.
One of the unique aspects of Camino Nuevo is our commitment to assisting you in matters beyond the classroom that impact you and your family. In partnership with other community groups, we offer access to services ranging from health care, to career and job placement to legal consultation. Families across CNCA benefit from a variety of workshops including:
Parent Workshops Curricula/Series
College Ready, College Bound Series
Latino Family Literacy Project
PESA (Parent Expectations Support Achievement)
Supporting our Special Education Students by the Special Education Department
CELDT Boot Camp
Good Study Habits for Success
Help: My Child doesn’t like to Read!
Homework without Tears
Introduction to the New Common Core Standards
Making Sense of the CST Results
Successful Parent Conferences
The Bilingual Program
Understanding the Academic Language
What are Reading Levels?
What’s does it mean to be an ELL?
Parent Workshops-Family & Socio-Emotional Issues
A Successful Transition from Elementary to School to Middle School
A Successful Transition from High School to College (senior workshop)
Be Aware: Substance Abuse in Teens (LACDC)
Child Abuse & DCFS Reporting (LACDC)
Community Building Circles: Council Sessions
Discipline with Love
Domestic Violence Signs (LACDC)
Five Conversations you Must have with Your Daughter
Five Conversations You Must have with Your Son
Stop Bullying (LACDC)
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families
Coffee with the Leadership Team
Parent Support Groups
Safety & Technology: Cyberbullying
Art Show & Exhibitions by PSArts
Back to School Night
Books & Pajamas: Read Across America Week
Family Math Night
SBC Leadership Training (for SBC members only!)
New for 2014-2015
Advocacy: How to Contact your Legislator
Common Core is Here!
Educating the Whole Child Series: Help Your Child Succeed in School
How Children Succeed? Based on the book by Paul Tough
OMG!: Summer Learning Loss
Scream Free Parenting based on the book by Hal Edward Runkel, LMFT
Copies of the CNCA Wellness Policy are available in the main office of any CNCA campus. To request a digital copy of the Wellness Policy please contact Esperanza Bacilio at (213) 417-3467 or via email at Esperanza.Bacilio@caminonuevo.org