PSUSD Family Center News


Prevention & Resilience Workshops for Parents

A series of three Prevention and Resilience workshops will be provided to families via zoom.

January 23, 2023 Youth and Opioids

February 15, 2023 Know The Signs

March 15, 2023 Adverse Childhood Experiences

Workshops held on zoom.

Spanish: 5:00-6:30pm English: 6:00-7:30pm

Register here:

Bienestar y Resilencia - In person workshops

The Wellness and Resilience program will help you understand the impact of a crisis on emotions and feelings. Identify grief, types of loss, resilience and available resources in your community. Presented in spanish only by El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center.

Meeting Dates: 2/2/23, 2/9/23, 2/16/23

Time: @ 5 PM Spanish

Location: PS Family Center- 333 S. Farrell Dr. Palm Springs CA, 92262

For more Information, please call: Laura Sanchez, 909-805-5921.

Parent Academy

Join us for a 12 week Parent Academy program that will leave you feeling empowered and able to support your child success. Classes will be held every Thursday at 9 am in both Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs Family Centers. Classes will begin on February 2, 2023. A graduation ceremony will be held in May.

2/2/23 - Family Engagement Overview

2/9/23 - Getting to Know Your School and District Communities

2/16/23 - Lifelong Learning: Setting up your Child for Success

2/23/23 - Wellness and Nutrition

3/2/23 - Parent Partnership: Parents as Leaders

3/9/23 - TECH 101: Tech Today and Moderation

3/16/23 - TECH 101: Google Tools for Success

3/23/23 - Internet Safety - Cyberbullying Prevention and Digital Identity

3/30/23 - 7 Habits of Successful Families Habit 1-2

4/20/23 - 7 Habits of Successful Families Habit 3-4

4/27/23 - 7 Habits of Successful Families 5-7

5/3/23 - Graduation

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Family Engagement District Advisory Meeting

Family Engagement District Advisory Committee PSUSD Parents please join us for an opportunity to provide insight, review and evaluate the goals of our Family Engagement Department.

Virtual Meetings: February 1, 2023 March 1, 2023

TimeL 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Register here:

English as a Second Language

Spring Sessions will begin January 30th

Register online:

Beginning Level: Tues. & Fri. 9:00 - 11:00 am

Location: PS Family Center

333 S. Farrell Dr. Palm Springs 92262

Beginning Level: Mon. & Wed. 9:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Painted Hills Middle School

9250 Sonora Dr. Desert Hot Springs 92240

Beginning Level : Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Zoom)

Beginning Level: Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Zoom)

Intermediate Level: Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Zoom)

PSUSD Speaker Series

Join us each month to ask questions and learn about our PSUSD departments and services.

September 7, 2022 - Security Department

January 25, 2023 - College & Career

May 17, 2023 - Mental Health

Please register for these workshops by using this link:

Geeky Game Nights for the Whole Family

Join us for a fun night of learning with a mix of traditional and STEM games. You and your whole family are invited! Please register in advance using this link:

February 1, 2023 @ DLA

March 1, 2023 @ Cahuilla Elementary School

March 8, 2023 @ Pending Location

Empowering Parents

This course will be presented by Tammy Heo, M.S., BCBA, Behavior Analyst for Student Support Services and members of the PSUSD Behavior Support Team. These sessions will focus on how parents can help improve play and friendship skills in their children using encouragement and positive language. Also sharing easy activities to practice at home to build a connection and improve behavior. We look forward to seeing you!

Dates: September 6, 2022, October 4, 2022, November 1, 2022, December 6, 2022, February 7, 2023, March 7, 2023, May 2, 2023

Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Location: Zoom

To register please visit this link:

Family Drum Circle

Families will play and grow together in this unique monthly experience. Drumming will be taught by Healing Rhythms and Sankofa Drum Circle. No experience necessary.

Location: PS Family Center

Dates: October 4, 2022, November 1, 2022, December 6, 2022, February 7, 2023, March 7, 2023, May 2, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM

Please register:

Ten Things Every Parent Should Know Zoom Session

This workshop will cover an essential list of things that every PSUSD parent should know. It will either answer questions you have or provide a starting point for you to learn about services, resources and information that will benefit your family.

Join an in person sessions on Tuesday February 28, 2023 and Tuesday May 2, 2023.

English: 9:00-9:30 AM Spanish: 10:00-10:30 AM

To register visit:

Family Literacy Conference

"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!" Join us for a fun day of learning that includes music, activities, and amazing stories for all ages. Save the date: March 3, 2023. Register:

Rising Stars Awards & Family Dance

Our Special Education Parent Advisory Council will be celebrating staff, students and parents for their support of our children with special needs during an award presentation, followed by a family dance reception. Save the Date: April 26, 2023. Registration coming soon!

PSUSD Excellence Awards

Join us to celebrate PSUSD's students, staff, parents and community members. We will be recognizing and celebrating the strong value of our partnerships- essential for school and district success. Watch the live event:

Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 6PM

Self- Care and Wellness Day

Join us for a day of learning for both adults and children. There will be opportunities for classroom workshops and mindful activities including yoga and art. Save the Date: May 20, 2023 from 1-4 pm. Registration Coming Soon!

Monthly In Person Coffee Chats

Join us to ask questions, give input and just chat about being a parent in PSUSD.

Meeting Dates: 1/11, 2/1/, 3/1, 4/19, 5/17

Time: English @ 9 am Spanish @ 10 am

Location: PS Family Center- 333 S. Farrell Dr. Palm Springs CA, 92262

Call us to register or use the url link here:

LGBTQ PAC Family Picnic

Join us for an outdoor picnic with family games and music.

Save the Date: March 25, 2023. Location: Cabot Yerxa Elementary School

Register online here:

The 7 Habits Successful Families

Have you wondered about this course and want to know what it will be about? Come for a quick overview session! This engaging course will leave you with ideas and the confidence to engage your family in healthy lifelong habits. To register visit:

Classes will be offering in person during March.

Family Fun Wednesdays!

Join us every Wednesday at 1:30 PM for a fun filled afternoon. Activities will be held in person at the Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs Family Center during the 22/23 school year. All materials are provided.

Register Online:

Family Book Clubs

We love visiting your school to offer Family Books Club sessions. Check our newsletter to see when we will be visiting your school site to read, share and do activities during Family Book Club time.

GED Class - In Spanish

Sign up to take classes and earn your General Education Diploma. Classes will be held online and in spanish every Monday through Thursday evening.

Click here to register.

Positive Parenting Choices - JFK Parent Course

The Family Center invites you to attend the Positive Parenting Choices workshops presented by Angela Muñoz, Director of the Home Visitation Programs for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation. Join us to talk about coping with stress, parent & child relationships and child safety.

May: Coping with Stress
May: Parent and Child Relationships
May Child Safety
English: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: PSUSD Family Center, 333 S Farrell Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Parent EdTech Technology

Join us in person to discuss to learn about essential technology tools to support your child's learning.

Thursdays 3/9 and 3/16 from 9-10:30 AM

Location: Palm Springs Family Center and DHS family Center

Educational Technology: Internet Safety

Join us to discuss Internet Safety and digital citizenship skills.

Thursday 3/23/23 from 9-10:30 AM

Location: Palm Springs Family Center & DHS Family Center

Super Dads!

Father figures can make a big impact on children! Join us for a Super Dad's "Workout Edition."

Join us for in person sessions. Register Online:

Fridays 5:00-6:00

October 7, 2022 - Della S. Lindly

Jan 20, 2023 - Sunny Sands Elementary School

Spring Event TBA

Footsteps2Brilliance Bilingual Literacy Apps

The Riverside County Office of Education is offering the bilingual Footsteps2Brilliance Reading Apps FREE for all families to help their children, birth to 5th grade, succeed in school. Click here to get started:

Parents In Action

Join us for a collaboration between PTA, PTG and PTOs across the district. Tips and training regarding budget, membership, audits, elections and so much more will be provided. You can register online at:

Sessions will be held on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 on the following dates:

Except for October 11, 2022 on Tuesday

November 7, 2022

December 5, 2022

February 6, 2023

March 6, 2023

May 1, 2023

ParentVue Tutorial

Want to learn about how to sign up and utilize ParentVue?

ParentVue is an amazing resource! ParentVue allows you to view your child's attendance and grades. Join us to learn more!

Monday May 22, 2023 at the PS Family Center

Tuesday May 23, 2023 at the DHS Family Center
Spanish 9:00 am - in person

English 9:30 am - in person

Register online:

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) works to address the needs of families with students that have an IEP or 504. Join us for virtual workshops to discuss needs with PSUSD's Special Education Department staff and to learn more. You can register online:

  • Title: SEPAC Meetings for Families of Special Education
    Topic: Understanding Autism Presented by Autism Society Inland Empire
    Date: January 31, 2023
    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 4:30 – 5:30PM

  • You can register here:

Check out the Family Special Education Newsletter here:

LGBTQ Parent Advisory Council

Join the LGBTQ Parent Advisory Council to learn about your child's rights, meet other families and learn about available community resources. You can register to participate here:

Latino Parent Advisory Council


Meeting Dates: September 8, 2022 October 13, 2022 November 10, 2022 December 8, 2022 January 12, 2023 February 9, 2023 March 9, 2023 April 12, 2023 (Spring break) May 11, 2023 @ 6:00pm

Zoom ID: 594 978 7795 Questions? Contact

Native American Culture Advisory Council (NAPAC)

Meeting Dates: September 15, 2022 October 20, 2022 November 17, 2022 December 15, 2022 January 19, 2023 February 16, 2023 March 16, 2023 May 18, 2023 @ 6:00pm

Zoom ID: 594 978 7795

African American Parent Advisory Meetings (AAPAC)

AAPAC works to address the needs of African American students and families in PSUSD.

September 12, 2022 October 10, 2022 November 14, 2022 December 12, 2022 January 9, 2023 February 13, 2023 March 13, 2023 April 5, 2023 (Spring Break) May 8, 2023 @ 6:00pm

Zoom ID: 594 978 7795 Questions? Contact

Junior Black Achievers

Junior Black Achievers are students who are given the opportunity to connect with their black peers, black parents and black community members in order to develop a rich understanding of their culture and history as well as improve their college and career readiness.

09/06/22, 10/04/22, 11/01/22, 12/06/22, 02/07/23, 03/07/23, 05/02/23 @ 6:00PM VIA ZOOM ZOOM ID: 594 978 7795

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

English Learner Parent Information Sessions are held to provide parents an opportunity to get information about being involved in ELAC, DELAC, SSC. If you are interested in attending a DELAC meeting, please email to get zoom access. You can also visit to get information about supporting English Learners.

Community Advisory Committee

Are you interested in providing insight to our strategic direction?

Do you want to participate in evaluating PSUSD's goals, and budget based on the needs of the community?

Join our PSUSD Community Advisory Committee! Registration coming soon!

Champions from the Start - Virtual Summer Summit

Thank you the PSUSD Parents and Staff who provided parent tips for other parents of incoming TK and Kindergarten students. You can watch the video here:

Career Technical Education

Learn all about the exciting CTE programs offered in PSUSD

Technology Support

Family and Community Engagement Specialist

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Specialists serve to connect families, school and the community. A FACE Specialist develops a strong partnership between families and schools by building parent capacity, fostering trusting relationships and ensuring two-way communication. Specialists are responsible for coordinating and conducting various family and community outreach programs. Specialists conduct informational meetings and provide guidance to families on how to assist students with reaching their academic and social goals. Specialists will also convey information regarding school and/or district activities and procedures and refer families to other agencies. Please email for more information.

PSUSD Family Center

Family Center staff is available to help with your questions and concerns! Contact the Family Center ph: 760) 416-1374 e:

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PSUSD Family Center

Dear Parents,

We are happy to say that the Family Center is now offering in person programs. We are working hard to accommodate families by offering limited capacity in person opportunities as well virtual options. We look forward to serving you this year and hope that you will stay connected. - Ruby Rivera, Family Engagement Coordinator for PSUSD.