Are you a Hernández parent or guardian? If so, congratulations! You are already a member of the School Family Council! The purpose of the council is to help Hernández families be an integral part of the school community.
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?
- Participate in our meetings (see dates below)
- Join our Google Group to join in on discussion
- Check out our website run by a volunteer mom for updates (that’s here!)
- Join our Facebook group
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 [email protected] to become involved!
2022- 2023 Meeting Dates at 7:00pm
See the monthly calendar for Zoom link. **Interpretation is provided at ALL MEETINGS**
- November 9
- December 14
- January 11
- February 8
- March 8
- April 12
- May 10
- June 14
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
Ana Contreras is our school’s Family Liaison and point-person for the School Family Council. For any questions, Ana can be reached at [email protected]
Fill out this form to indicate interest and join a subcommittee!