Parents in Schools - Escuela De Padres

Several years ago, Lakeview Middle School began a program called "Escuela de Padres," to help the Hispanic parents at our school understand their children and be more involved in their child's education. For example, topics that are discussed at the "Escuela de Padres" are the following:

1. The importance of parent involvement
2. Student-Led Conferences
3. Lunch and Learn
4. Attendance regulations
5. MAP Testing
6. Title I Services
7. ESOL - Rosetta Stone
8. Parent Resource Center - Computers for Parents
9. Demonstration and access to the Parent Portal
10. What it means to be a Title I School
11. Your child's behavior at home and at school
12. Depression and Peer Pressure
13. Stress in your child/ positive punishment
14. Smoking and drugs
15. Study habits and preparing for test
16. Effective communication/ Resolving conflicts
17. Discipline at home
18. Spending time with you child
19. Eating disorders
20. PASS results

Representatives from such organizations as the Shriner's Hospital for Children, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Mental Health, American Red Cross, South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Furman University, Click Magazine, and the Greenville Police Department come to speak to our parents. Escuela de Padres helps children do better in school and feel better about themselves.

This initiative was created by Mauricio Molina and Lillie Duncan of LMS out of a need to help the Hispanic parents be more aware of their child's needs and how to help them. To quote Mr. Molina, "The parents need to grow the same way as the children do. The best teachers are parents."