Parent University is open for enrollment

By Nancy Gutierrez

Lindsay High School's Parent University will start Feb. 4 for those parents interested in learning English and learning skills that will help them help their children with schoolwork.

Parent University is made possible by the Parent Assuring Student Success (PASS) program, a district-wide support services program aimed at helping students' parents learn how to support their children.

"We are offering [English as a Second Language] ESL classes infused with lessons on note-taking and how to help their kids," Outreach Consultant Araceli Carranza said.

Classes include seminars on parent attitudes, the home environment, study skills, homework and learning expediters, note taking skills, helping children prepare for tests, memory and thinking skills and skills to teach reading.

Also included in the course will be presentations from local authorities about drug prevention, gang awareness and access to health services.

Classes in English and Spanish will be available. Carranza said the classes contain beneficial strategies that parents can put to use.

Childcare will be provided free of charge as long as Carranza is notified in advance. For information on attending the program call Carranza at the high school at 562-5911.

The eight-week course begins Feb. 4 and ends March 24. Classes are held from 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday at LHS.

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