April 21, 2017 – The Bakersfield City School District’s (BCSD) Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department celebrated the grand opening of their newest Parent Resource Center. The new location setting is at Fremont Elementary School, bringing the total number of parent centers at BCSD to 18. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting and vendor fair attended by district and school staff, parents and families, and community members.
“As a mother, teacher, grandmother and District’s Board Member, I know how important it is for parents to be engaged in children’s education,” said Pam Baugher, BCSD Board of Education member. “The more involved you are, the better your child will perform at school. I hope parents take advantage of the new Parent Resource Center as it will help them, their children, and the community as a whole.”
The new facility, much like the other Parent Centers, will provide services such as parent sessions to support academic success, community service resources, and parent leadership trainings.
“With this new Parent Resource Center, the parents can feel they are important, that they do matter,” said Ruth Lancaster, Fremont FACE Liaison. “Now at Fremont they have a place where we will provide support and teach them how to help their children at home succeed academically.”
“The Parent Resource Center is important to us because it gives parents the confidence that we have a place, that we know where to go when we need information,” said Parent Maritza Razo. “If we want to learn anything we just ask and the staff will provide all we need.”
Congratulations to BCSD’s FACE team, to all the parents and families who attended, and to our vendors and sponsor Dollar General, for their support of this event. For more pictures of the celebration, click here.