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
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
Audience: We expect approximately 300-400 LAUSD students, parents, educators and community members.
We look forward to having you join us on October 29th!
Dr. Robert Whitman and April Monroe
African American Family Day Coordinators
As the fall semester concludes, this is a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished and begin to prepare for all that we hope to achieve in the New Year. The change in season from fall to winter represents opportunities for us to reflect on transition as well as celebration in the coming weeks. The Winter Break is also a time for us to practice self-care so that we can give our students and children our very best in the New Year.
Hustle and bustle abounds this time of year, but I strongly encourage you to make a conscious effort to focus on the people that mean most to you. Our strength as a school district and a community is our shared vision of preparing our children for the future.
Being a member of the LAUSD Family is one of the greatest gifts because we are all invested in the success of our students. Thank you for all that you have done to support the teaching and learning this semester. We look forward to the very best from all of you in 2016.
Dr. George McKenna III
Board District 1
Maryjane Puffer, Executive Director of The L.A. Trust greets a group of L.A Trust Board members, community members, and students as they take a bus tour of the Wellness Centers throughout LAUSD. This stop was at the Crenshaw High School Wellness Center (there are also Centers at Washington Preparatory and Dorsey High Schools). The LA Trust is collaborating with the LAUSD Student Health and Human Services Division and the Joint Use Development Program to increase access to vital health care for students and families in our community. They believe every person should have access to good health. The Centers improve the health and well-being of the Los Angeles Communities they serve by providing excellent and affordable prevention, primary and behavioral health care that is accessible to all. Health and Wellness supports the LAUSD’s mission to improve academic achievement: Student Health = Student Success! – See more at http://thelatrust.org/wellness-centers/#sthash.xJEYrbxp.dpuf