African American Family Day

African American Family Day

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On behalf of the UCLA-LAUSD Collaborative African American Family Day Committee, we would like to invite you attend the Fourth Annual African American Family Day 2016! This event is an opportunity for families from Hamilton, Fairfax, University, Santee, Venice, Manual Arts, Rancho Dominguez, Westchester, Dorsey, Webster, Pio Pico and John Muir to participate in a friendly, informative setting in a day full of exciting workshops, special guests, entertainment, and a college fair. Parent and student survey requests have helped us to prepare workshop topics and services that will help all of our African American students reach their full potential.

Our day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and the continental breakfast. Immediately following breakfast, you can choose from any number of helpful workshops, led by experienced, knowledgeable presenters. If it’s too hard just to choose one workshop, no problem! There will be two workshop sessions, so you can attend your second choice after the break. To help you prepare your itinerary, here are the workshop topics:

  • CREATING AND MAINTAINING A COLLEGE CULTURE AT HOMEACCESSING YOUR SCHOOL’S INTERNET SITE
  • EFFECTIVE PARENT /TEACHER COMMUNICATION
  • THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF GRADUATION AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
  • HELPING YOUR CHILD REACH HIS/HER FULL POTENTIAL
  • NAVIGATING HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL
  • HELPING IEP CHILDREN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
  • TRANSITIONING FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL
  • PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN/STUDENTS
  • COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
  • THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The workshops will be followed by lunch and a keynote and a guest speaker. In addition to resources to assist parents,
there will be gift bags and a raffle.

There are additional workshops and entertainment scheduled for students, and we will provide babysitting for children
too young to participate.

If that’s not enough, there will also be an exciting college fair, attended by representatives from CSU, UC, Community College, HBCU, and Private college and universities. In all, it’s a full day of events and services that we know you’ll enjoy and appreciate.

Below, please find additional details for your information and consideration.

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Event Time: 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Location: Hamilton High School 2955 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Host: Hamilton High School

Participating LAUSD Schools: Hamilton H.S., Fairfax H.S., University H.S., Santee H.S., Venice H.S., Manual
Arts H.S., Rancho Dominguez H.S., Westchester H.S., Dorsey H.S., Webster M.S., Pio Pico M.S., and John Muir
M.S.

Invited Guests: Superintendent Michelle King, White House Initiative on African American Educational Excellence
Executive Director David Johns, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Board Member Dr. George McKenna, Board Member
Steve Zimmer, and Local District West Superintendent Cheryl Hildreth

Previous Attendees: Tremeal Bradford, Ryan Smith, Wes Hall, Reginald Hudlin, Paula Patton, Wesley Jonathan, and
Jay Ellis

Audience: We expect approximately 300-400 LAUSD students, parents, educators and community members.

Points of Contact:  LAUSD – Dr. Robert Whitman (213) 241-1750 • rdw5302@lausd.net
April Monroe (310) 280-1414 • ajh5599@lausd.net

We look forward to having you join us on October 29th!

Sincerely,

Dr. Robert Whitman and April Monroe
African American Family Day Coordinators