Family & Parent Groups

Are you a Hernández parent or guardian? If so, congratulations! You are already a member of the School Parent Council (SPC)! The purpose of the SPC is to help Hernández families be an integral part of the school community.

This year we are focused on collaborating with Hernández staff and teachers to:

  • Provide a nurturing and safe community to our students
  • Increase communications and making sure that more families are heard when we make important decisions about our school
  • Support our children’s social-emotional health and positive behavior.

How can you participate?

What is expected of me as a member of the SPC?

Let us know what resources you need to support you and your child via our Google Groups, or in-person at our meetings. We’ll also send out some surveys that we hope you will fill out so we know what to prioritize. That’s all you need to do!

When/if you can:

  • Please join us for dinners and meetings or send a message about what you think about the topics.
  • We will send out small tasks that we need, please sign up when you can.
  • Be a member of the leadership team! Email Josue Sakata josuesakata@gmail.com to become involved!

2019-2020 Meeting Dates at 5:15-7:00

**Dinner, childcare and interpretation is provided at ALL MEETINGS**

    • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    • Monday, October 14,  2019
    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • Wednesday, December 11,  2019
    • Wednesday, January 15,   2020
    • Monday, February 10, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 11,   2020
    • Monday, April 27,   2020
    • Wednesday, May 20,  2020
    • Monday, June 8,   2020

Parents are an integral part of the Hernández School. Outside of participating in School Parent Council (above), many parents volunteer their time in the classroom, chaperone field trips and 75-80% of the parents attend Open House three times a year. Other committees for for parents to serve on are School Site Council, Citywide Parent Council, and the Noche de Fiesta Committee.

School Site Council: Six parents are elected to the School Site Council (SSC) from the School Parent Council (SPC). Six staff members also serve on the SSC. The SSC meets monthly to discuss issues of a more academic nature and to assist the principal and staff in planning the academic path of the school.

Noche de Fiesta Committee is a volunteer parent committee that meets throughout the school year to plan our annual family fiesta. The committee also has sub-committees that concentrate on food, raffle prizes and location.

 

NEW SCHOOL FAMILY COUNCIL STRUCTURE

This year, 2020, we are beginning a new initiative to make subcommittees within the School Parent Council. As a member of the subcommittee, you can help organize family connections, conduct important fundraising, build grade-level networks, organize food drives, and manage the Hernández closet donations! Your help will not only strengthen the networks and resources of the Hernández school but will also contribute to the vibrant fabric of our community.

Here is the list of the committees and their functions:

Grade Level Community Organizer: Create a Whatsapp group for each homeroom for school-related questions and resources
Food Donation Organizer: Help with weekly food deliveries, as well as build partnerships for donations
Hernández Closet Organizer: Help run the community closet, providing clothes, furniture, and other goods
Fundraising for Hernández Community Organizer: Work on building fundraising capacity to support the varying needs of our community
Family Connection Organizer: Plan activities in order to develop relationships and form connections between students and families

 

Meet the team members! 

Ana Contreras is our school’s Family Liaison and point-person for the School Family Council. For any questions, Ana can be reached at acontreras@bostonpublicschools.org
Lilydahn Stewart is our 2020 AmeriCorps service member and will be helping with the Fundraising for Hernández Community Organizers. She can be reached at development@friendsofthehernandez.org
Brooke Seigars is our Fall 2020 CFSI intern and will be helping with the Family Connection Organizers. She can be reached at intern@friendsofthehernandez.org
Naphtali Moulton is our 2020 Commonwealth Corps member and will be helping with the Food Donation Organizers. He can be reached at leeconmigo@friendsofthehernandez.org

Fill out this form to indicate interest and join a subcommittee!