We need something like this and I want to thank Parenting Partners for creating a program in a box, from start to finish, that we could actually use right away and we don’t need anything else.

“I would just like to thank the district for bringing Parenting Partners to us what an amazing program Tamarisk is excited to get started. We need something like this and I want to thank Parenting Partners for creating a program in a box, from start to finish, that we could actually use right away and we don’t need anything else.”

Michelle White
Tamarisk Elementary

La herencia de nuestros hijos es parte de esto que nosotros le vamos a dar. Y lo bonito es que lo vamos a compartir con otros padres. Se van ver reflejado en el éxito de nuestros hijos y en construir en un mundo mejor.

Yo creo que fue un privilegio para todos estar aquí. Saber y darnos cuenta que aunque queramos y nosotros sabemos que los amos con todo nuestros corazón. Siempre hay cosas nuevas que aprender y hay cosas nuevas que ensenarles a ellos para que sellan mejores personas. Mejor que nosotros verdad? La herencia de nuestros hijos es parte de esto que nosotros le vamos a dar. Y lo bonito es que lo vamos a compartir con otros padres. Se van ver reflejado en el éxito de nuestros hijos y en construir en un mundo mejor.

Translation

I believe that it was a privilege being here today. Knowing and finding out that even though we know we love them with all of our heart. There is always something new to learn and there is always something new to teach them so they can be better people. Better than us than us? The heritage of our children is a part of this of what are giving them. And the beauty of it is that we are going to share with other parents. The success will reflect with our children and build a better world.

Norma Turcios
Golden Poppy Elementary

I feel very honored and blessed to be here because initially I felt like I was a good parent and leaving here I feel like I still have a lot to learn.

“I feel very honored and blessed to be here because initially I felt like I was a good parent and leaving here I feel like I still have a lot to learn. So I’m honored and blessed that I was chosen from the school to come and I have the tools to use and to apply and model for other parents.”

Denicia Rollins
Palm Trees Elementary

I’m really excited to incorporate this in our school and really build a very good and strong partnership between our school and our parents.

“I’m really excited to incorporate this in our school and really build a very good andstrong partnership between our school and our parents. I can see how this is really going to increase our student’s self-esteem, decrease discipline problems, increase academic success, so this is very exciting. And in the future I foresee many of our parents who are going to graduate from this also being facilitators.”

Rita Gujral
Joshua Hills Elementary

Primero quiero agradecer a mi escuela que me ha dado la oportunidad de participar en este curso que hacido muy importante parar mí, era muy motivador.

“Primero quiero agradecer a mi escuela que me ha dado la oportunidad de participar en este curso que hacido muy importante parar mí, era muy motivador. Hay mucha información parar platicar con mi familia y mi escuela y comunidad. Como dice por ha y “los niños no vienen con instrucciones” Pero yo pienso que las instrucciones están aquí. En estos cursos nos damos la oportunidad de tomarlas y aplicarlas.”

Translation

“First of all I want to thank my school for giving me the opportunity to participate in this course that has become very important to me, and motivating. There is a lot of information to talk about with my family, my school and my community. Like many say ‘children do not come with instructions’ But I think that the instructions are here. In these course we give ourselves the opportunity take them and apply them.”

Ofelia Ico

I think ‘Okay, if it’s not about you then I don’t want to hear it’ but after yesterday I realized that I have to listen to her.

“Personally it was very hard going home after yesterday and realizing that I am not in sync with my 15 year old. But I listen to her, I do hear her but I am not in sync with her, I’m not in tune. As much as she’s talks about her friends and school, it’s never about her. I can’t ignore it because I think ‘Okay, if it’s not about you then I don’t want to hear it.’ But after yesterday I realized that I have to listen to her.”

Patrica Cuellar Perez

Our team at Tumbleweed is just really excited and looking forward to implementing the program at our school and looking forward to reaping the benefits of the shift in parenting practices.

“Our team at Tumbleweed is just really excited and looking forward to implementing the program at our school and looking forward to reaping the benefits of the shift in parenting practices. We’re also excited that it is something that the entire district is deciding to adopt for every school so there’s consistency.”

Sonia Dehay
Tumbleweed Elementary

I am from Desert Rose and I’m a parent and I volunteer a lot. I’m really thankful for this program, I’m excited to be a part of facilitating it.

“I am from Desert Rose and I’m a parent and I volunteer a lot. I’m really thankful for this program, I’m excited to be a part of facilitating it. I think that it’s so essential in the community and nowadays with such worldly things and parents don’t have the tools to be able to do and teach their children it’s not in fault of themselves; it’s maybe what they have experienced in life and they’re only doing what they’ve been taught. So I’m just so excited to be a part of this, I’m excited for Desert Rose to implement it, I’m excited for the community to have this as a tool in general. I definitely thought I was a decent parent like most of us and I think it’s not that we’re not decent parents; I think that if we care, and we love and we’re making a difference, I think it is so great to have the tools that we could utilize to be better.”

Nicole Sewalson
Desert Rose Elementary

I learned about this opportunity needing help as a single parent and this was right up my alley experiencing everything we’ve talked about.

“I learned about this opportunity needing help as a single parent and this was right up my alley experiencing everything we’ve talked about.”

Jewell Norris
Oak Tree Elementary

‘…Schools are not really enough because they’re just buildings. It really takes the parents and that partnership…’

“Honestly they always say to build less jails, you need to build more schools.” But schools are not really enough because they’re just buildings. It really takes the parents and that partnership that’s going on with parents affecting their kids and how those kids come to our schools. I’m very excited about making a difference in our children’s lives so more of our kids can become successful and go on to be incredible human beings because they are going to be taking care of us one day, and I want quality people out there so this is great.

Jennifer Slater-Sanchez
Cactus Intermediate

I recently became a legal guardian so the thing that was really crucial for me was learning not to be the buddy.

“I recently became a legal guardian so the thing that was really crucial for me was learning not to be the buddy. There are a lot of things I’m learning as a recently new legal guardian is something that I will be able to model for parents and relate to them because sometimes it is hard when you don’t have kids or don’t have the responsibility to set the example for other parents and say ‘Oh, you should be doing this,’ or parents will be like ‘How do you know what it’s like to be a parent,’ so now I can at least relate a little bit more.”

Jonathan Frias
Plaza Learning Center

I’m here representing Yellen Learning Center and I think one of the most important things that we all took out of this was not only the importance for collaboration, but also how important it is that we have a strong common goal within the district.

“I’m here representing Yellen Learning Center and I think one of the most important things that we all took out of this was not only the importance for collaboration, but also how important it is that we have a strong common goal within the district. Any one of our kids could leave this school and go to another school and have the same type of inclusive feel to the atmosphere of the school and I think that is so important for us to be able to be on the same page no matter where our students are at. I think this is one of the biggest and most important things that we could take away is that when we work together with a common thought and a common thread through all of the schools, our students can really make more progress than we’ve had before.”

Monica Petit
Yellen Learning Center

Yo quiero darle las gracias a la directora que siempre me llama para las reuniones y juntas. Eso es muy importante para mí ha si se lo que está pasando en la comunidad.

“Yo quiero darle las gracias a la directora que siempre me llama para reuniones y juntas. Eso es muy importante para mí ha si se lo que está pasando en la comunidad. Yo creo que todos los que estamos aquí no es coincidencia es por algo. Y sé que vamos hacer un impacto en la comunidad. Pero primero en nuestros hijos porque yo sé que vamos a trabajar y lograr grande cosas. Pero parte de la comunidad tenemos familias, hermanos que vamos a impactar. No domas es en unidad aquí pero en nuestra familia. Yo creo que es una bendición estar aquí. Como les digo no es coincidencia es por algo. Muchas gracias y ojala que tengamos más programas de estos y que bueno que este ano tengamos muchas actividades. Gracias.”

Translation

“I want to give thanks to the director that always calls me for meetings and events. That is very important to me, that way I know what is happening in the community. I think that everyone that is here for a reason not a coincidence. And I know that we will make an impact in the community but first of all with our children. Because I know we will work hard and achieve great things. But in behalf the community we have families that that we are going to impact. Like I said it is not coincidence that were here its for a reason. Thank you very much, and hopefully we have more of these programs and that this year we have many activities. Thank You.”

Maria Arroyo

There are three schools here and we already knew that collaboration was really important and we found a common goal out working together for We just want to say this is a fabulous program.

“There are three schools here and we already knew that collaboration was really important and we found a common goal working together. We just want to say this is a fabulous program. We’re looking forward to implementing this in to our schools. Giving our parents some tools as a team.”

Terrie Dowling
Summerwind Elementary