Many Parents Participated in BCSD’s Summer Activities

July 2, 2018 - From Zumba, to gardening, to reading workshops, BCSD parents stayed busy during the first month of summer vacation at the District’s Parent Summer Academy. For the past several years, BCSD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACe) department has hosted the academy in conjunction with the District’s summer school in an effort to give parents the opportunity to learn something new and stay active during the summer months.  

At McKinley Elementary, parents come together each day in the Parent Resource Center to participate in a group Zumba workout.  At the end of one of the mid-week workouts, the parents had the opportunity to participate in a reading workshop presented by the Kern Literacy Council, and each parent went home with a new book to give to their students.

Stiern Middle School welcomed Kern Family Health care to their Parent Resource Center for a presentation on personal gardening.  Each attendee learned about various gardening details including, soil, seeds, irrigation, fertilizer and worms.  Janeth Jimenez, the FACE representative for the Summer Program at Stiern, said, “Kern Family Health is here today to talk about healthy gardening.  We had a lot of parents that were very excited to be here, and the kids also enjoyed learning about gardening with seeds and worms.”

At College Heights, not only do the parents have the opportunity to participate in a daily Zumba workout, but there are many other activities are offered.  One of the activities was a Personal Safety Session taught by two citizen employees from the Bakersfield Police Department.  They offered tips on how to be safe and promote safety in the Community.

All summer school sites hosted the Summer Parent Academy. Although, these summer sessions are now over, parents can continue to stay involved with BCSD’s programs and activities throughout the school year by contacting the FACE department at 631-4766.

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