Trevista K-8 Summer 2014 Update

CSR Colorado

CSR Colorado Update on Parent Engagement Activities

The Parent Engagement team would like to share with you an update on our work during the summer of 2014. The Team continues to focus its efforts on parent outreach to ensure increased parent participation at all Trevista events. The team has conducted the following parent engagement activities/efforts:

  • In collaboration with Trevista teacher leaders and CSR Colorado Parent Engagement staff, we nominated 6 students from the entire school to earn a certificate of recognition for their hard work and effort in Science. In addition to their certificate, we organized a free visit to the History Colorado Museum for the 6 students and their entire families on June 8th. Four families attended, it was their first time at that museum with their entire family and learned about the history of Colorado, as well as food types all over the world in the EAT exhibit.

  • In addition, Eight Trevista families were invited to be part of a parent class. One parent participated in the Parent Leadership Class for three weeks during the beginning of the summer.

Halimo Mohammed, mother of Abdinassir Salah and graduate of the Parent Leadership Class, had perfect attendance and was never late to class! The class taught about the district and school system, the value of literacy and public speaking skills. Halimo, is extremely happy for the opportunity and feels empowered as a parent. She felt loved and cared for when interacting with other parents from other schools in this class, it was a challenge because she is from Somalia and speaks Somali only, however, that challenge only lasted for one day before she felt comfortable with another Somali worker interpreting everything. During the class' graduation, Halimo said:

"I never went to school in Somalia and I was never invited to any classes like this one, I am here because I want to support my kids' education. I want them to graduate from college and be teachers, nurses, doctors, or whatever they want to be. I want to learn English so that I can support them even more. I do not want them to stay like me, without an education."