Lynwood Unified School District
Lynwood Unified Parents Join in on Fun for National Parent Involvement Day
Lynwood – Hundreds of Lynwood Unified parents had the opportunity to learn and ask a lot about their children’s schools during National Parental Involvement Day on Nov. 17.
“Parental involvement is so important to the academic success of each and every one of our students,” Superintendent Paul Gothold said. “We want our parents to know how much we value their pivotal role in the education process, because parents are every student’s first teachers.”
Lynwood Unified’s 12 elementary, three middle and three high school campuses presented parents with a variety of involvement opportunities, including coffee with the principal, informational sessions with campus staff and security, and workshops on continuing the educational process at home.
“I really enjoyed learning about the different reading comprehension strategies I can use to help my kids with their homework,” said Yuri Cerezo, mother of two Rosa Parks Elementary students. “I liked meeting and talking with all the teachers and it makes me want to be a part of more school activities.”
National Parental Involvement Day was initiated in 1994 by school advocacy organization Project Appleseed, encouraging school districts around the nation to honor parents by hosting campus events. The hope is for parents to learn ways to continuously get engaged in their child’s education throughout the year.
“I am so proud of our District for supporting parents through initiatives like this,” LUSD Board President Alma-Delia Renteria said. “The more parents know about the importance of getting involved in their child’s education, the more our students will strive to impress.”
111716_LUSD_PARENTS1: Parents of Firebaugh High School students listen to a panel comprised of the school’s staff members during National Parental Involvement Day on Nov. 17. Every Lynwood Unified campus hosted an event to honor parents and spur campus involvement.
111716_LUSD_PARENTS2: Parents of Rosa Parks Elementary students learn how to use Quizizz, an online quiz program students use in class, during National Parental Involvement Day on Nov. 17. Every Lynwood Unified campus hosted an event to honor parents and spur campus involvement.