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PIQE Now Supporting Parent Activists At Hamilton

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Attention Hamilton parents—Please join Hamilton staff, our principal Kathleen Cruz, and California Gear-Up in welcoming to our neighborhood the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), and accept our invitation to participate in their Parent Engagement program.

Free Classes for Parents

The PIQE Parent Engagement Education Program—PIQE’s signature course--is a nine-week curriculum delivered to parents of 6th graders in their primary language, guiding them to become effective educational advocates for their students. 

We invite you, as the parents of any 6th grader at Hamilton, to sign up for the Engagement class as part of our first-ever “flagship” group.  The first meeting is Thursday, January 14, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and the group will meet each Thursday following, until March 10.

Proven Track Record 

PIQE has 10 regional offices in California and a proven track record of over 20 years connecting families, schools, and community as partners to advance the education of all children.  It does this via parent workshops and teacher training.  Hamilton is able to bring PIQE to you this year as a benefit of our selection as a proud California Gear Up School.

Those new to PIQE should be aware of its grassroots beginnings.  In 1987 a group of Spanish-speaking immigrant parents met in San Diego, California to talk about how they could improve their children’s grades. From their conversations grew the organization, whose mission was to forge a productive, healthy relationship between parents and schools.

What To Expect

The nine-week course guides parents through sensitive issues in supporting their children’s education. Topics include such universal subjects as “Motivation and Self-Esteem,” “How the School System Works” and “Communication and Discipline.” Sessions are flexible to accommodate different schedules, and parents play a role in deciding the curriculum.

This straightforward approach might be intimidating for parents of different cultures who aren’t accustomed to thinking about education as a partnership, but PIQE has enjoyed steady success in bringing parents from diverse backgrounds closer to their kids and their schools, and has continued to earn votes of approval. 

Rave Reviews

Here are some things people have said, as posted on the California Gear-Up website:

“I just wanted to let you know how successful and empowering the PIQE program has been. Two of my parents were graduates of your program, and came prepared to parent conferences with the most insightful, relevant and comprehensive questions I have ever been presented with.  I really felt as if I was on the ‘hot seat’, and was thrilled.  We all win; teachers, students, parents, and society.”  --Bay Area Teacher

“I was in your PIQE class at St Helena Elementary, and I am sending you this email to thank you for the information you gave us in the nine classes. I also take pleasure in telling you that most of the parents used the information during their recent Parent/Teacher Conferences including me. The truth is that we needed a class like this and I hope that next year we can have this same opportunity for the parents that did not have a chance to experience it.  I also want to let you know that during our ELAC meeting we had 15 parents instead of 4 and half of those were PIQE parent graduates. Thank you very much for everything and I am going to take your word that we can ask you if we have any questions.”  --PIQE Parent

Learn More and Get Started

Amazingly, thanks to the support of California Gear-Up, enrollment in the program is free for Hamilton parents.  Free childcare is also provided for all those attending the Thursday meetings. 

If you are interested , please email Blanca Tillett, BZamoranoTillett@lbschools.net, or Maria Corral, MCorral@lbschools.net, right away, to get started.

PIQE Apoyando a Padres Activistas en Hamilton

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Atención padres de familia de Hamilton-- Por favor únase al personal de Hamilton, nuestra directora Kathleen Cruz, y California Gear-Up en darle la bienvenida al Instituto de Padres para una Educación de Calidad , en sus siglas PIQE, y acepte nuestra invitación a participar en el programa de Compromiso de los Padres.

Clases Gratis para los Padres

El programa de Compromiso de los Padres, o sea PIQE,  es un programa de nueve semanas dedicado a los padres de los alumnos de 6to grado.  Se ofrece en Español y entrena a los padres a convertirse en defensores educativos eficaces para sus estudiantes.

Los invitamos, como los padres de un alumno de sexto grado en Hamilton, a inscribirse para la clase de compromiso como parte de nuestro primer grupo. La primera reunión será el próximo jueves, 21 de enero de 6:00-7:30 pm.  El grupo se reunirá todos los jueves, hasta el 10 de marzo.  Solo es un dia a la semana.

Una Trayectoria Comprobada

PIQE tiene 10 oficinas regionales en California y una trayectoria comprobada de más de 20 años que conecta las familias, escuelas y la comunidad como socios para promover la educación de todos los niños. Lo hace a través de talleres para padres y la formación de los maestros.  Este año Hamilton nos trae el programa de PIQE gracias al ser selecciónados como una Escuela Gear Up de California.

Todos nuevos a PIQE deben ser conscientes de que su base comenzo con gente de la comunidad. En 1987 un grupo de padres inmigrantes e hispanoparlantes se reunió en San Diego, California, para platicar sobre cómo podrían mejorar las calificaciones de sus hijos. De sus conversaciones creció la organización, cuya misión era forjar una sana relación productiva entre los padres y las escuelas.

Lo Que Usted Puede Esperar

Hoy en dia el curso de nueve semanas guía a los padres a través de temas sensibles en el apoyo a la educación de sus hijos. Los temas incluyen temas tan universales como "Motivación y Autoestima", "¿Cómo Funciona el Sistema de la Escuela" y "Comunicación y Disciplina." Las sesiones son flexibles para adaptarse a diferentes horarios, y los padres juegan un papel en la decisión del plan de estudios.

Este enfoque directo puede ser intimidante para los padres de diferentes culturas que no están acostumbrados a pensar en la educación como una asociación, pero PIQE ha disfrutado de un éxito constante en traer a los padres de diversos orígenes más cerca de sus niños y sus escuelas, y ha mantenido buenas críticas.

Muy Buenas Críticas

Ejemplos, del sitio web de California Gear-Up:

"Sólo quería hacerle saber que tan éxitoso ha sido el programa PIQE. Dos de mis padres graduados de su programa,  ​​vinieron preparados para las conferencias de padres, con las preguntas más interesantes, relevantes y, comprensivas que me han presentado hasta hoy en dia. Realmente me sentí como si estuviera en el 'banquillo', y estaba muy emocionado. Todos ganamos; profesores, estudiantes, padres de familia y la sociedad. "—Maestro del área de la Bahia

"Yo forme parte de su clase de PIQE en la Primaria Santa Elena, y envío este correo electrónico para darle las gracias por la información que nos diste en las nueve clases. También me complace avisarles que la mayoría de los padres utilizaron la información durante sus recientes conferencias de Padres / Maestros yo incluida.  La verdad es que necesitamos una clase como esta y espero que el próximo año podamos tener la misma oportunidad para que los padres que no tuvieron la oportunidad de experimentarlo. También quiero hacerle saber que durante nuestra reunión de ELAC teníamos 15 padres en lugar de 4 y la mitad de ellos eran padres graduados de PIQE.  Muchas gracias por todo y le voy a tomar su palabra de que si tenemos una pregunta podemos pedirle ayuda. "--PIQE Padre de familia

Obtenga más Información y Adelante

Como resultado del apoyo de California Gear-Up, la inscripción en el programa para los padres de Hamilton es gratis. También se proporcionara cuidado de niños gratuito para todos los que asisten a las reuniones los jueves.

Sí usted está interesado y desea obtener más información, puede visitar el sitio web de PIQE, www.piqe.org. o, por favor llame al 562-602-0302  para solicitar información y reservar un puesto en la clase.

Registering for SchoolLoop And/Or ParentVUE

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All Hamilton parents and students should register with both SchoolLoop and ParentVue.

Here's why, and how.  These academic websites provide the following kinds of support:

  • SchoolLoop helps you keep on top of your students' grades and stay in touch with your child's teachers.  It provides a special private way to contact your students' teachers by email.  It also lets you see what assignments your student is working on, what work is missing, and your child's quiz and test grades.
  • ParentVue lets parents review their child's year to year and school to school progress, track steps towards high school graduation, and update contact information (address and phone numbers).  Plus--this is really important--students use ParentVue to make their high school choice selection when they finish Eighth Grade!

If you have previously registered on both systems, great! Parents, please take a moment to confirm that you can log in to both sites:  SchoolLoop and ParentVue.  [Note:  Student information is not visible on SchoolLoop until after classes begin.]

If you've forgotten your password for either site, it's easy to recover.  Go to the parent login screen of either SchoolLoop or ParentVue.  Click the "Forgotten password" link.  Provide your email address and the information you need will automatically be emailed to you.

A.  Sign up for SchoolLoop

To gain access to SchoolLoop student assignment tracking, you need:

  1. Your student's ID number, and 
  2. A valid email address.

With that information available, click for next steps:  

B.  Register with ParentVue

To gain access to ParentVue's graduation-planning features, you need:

  1. A working email account of your own.  Do not use your students' email account.  [Note:  For advice on setting up a free email account, see the link below.]
  2. Your student's school ID number.
  3. Your student's date of birth.  

With that information available, click for next steps:

We will gladly help you individually with SchoolLoop and ParentVue registration issues.  Please drop by to see us during school hours.

Hamilton Word-Of-The-Week

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Have You Moved?

Did your family move recently? Do you have a new phone? Parents, please notify us of changes.  You can update the information yourself through ParentVUE (click the "Student Info" tab on the left side, then click "Edit Information").  Or, stop by our Counseling Office and complete a new Emergency Card to make the change.

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