Join us for our Parent Education Courses
These are FREE and offered to any adults in our community
Conversational English for Spanish Speakers
We will contact our Santanas when we are safely able to resume Parent Education Courses.
Free childcare provided
Parent English classes are in their third year at Santiago. Classes are open to anyone in the community interested in improving theiir English skills. Activities and homework support are provided for the children of parents attending classes.
Many topics have been explored and discussed as a method to access and practice English during parenting classes. The following are a few examples:
Holiday traditions: the origins and traditions of holidays were shared through various methods-appropriate holiday greetings, vocabulary, foods, songs, poems, and more. During the holiday season, parents learned Christmas carols that they performed for family members at a Family Fun Night. Valentine cards were made for loved ones.
During the second trimester the focus was on cooking foods indigenous to regions of each student's birthplace. Students were able to practice their English by conducting a cooking class in English. Mrs. Snider participated by cooking up a mid-western breakfast to share with parents as well.
An end of the year family celebration included entertainment from an all-student Mariachi band.
Parents have had opportunities to participate in Santiago activities and programs. They have become more involved in PTSA. We want to congratulate all of our parents who participated in this year's Parent Education activities.