We are excited to finally share photos from our recent Latin Heritage Month Parent Dinner, held on October 18th.
The Robla School District coordinated this event in partnership with the Roberts Family Development Center. You can view event photos at https://bit.ly/2023LHMParentDinnerPhotos and be sure to check out the event video.
Families and participants experienced a festive environment with live performances by Mariachi Los Gallos and the Calidanza Dance Company, student artwork, and a hosted dinner prepared by Robla Nutrition Services.
Our special guest, Dr. Lisa Cardoza, President of American River College spoke about how parent and community support can help students achieve. “My parents believed in me. My community believed in me.” She shared how, as a new mother in her first year of college at Stanford University she could do it because “somebody believed in me and I didn’t want to disappoint my community.” She went onto share, “Believe in your children. All they need is that spark, that hope, that support. Be involved.”
Dr. Cardoza concluded her remarks with, “I never imagined myself being the president of a college. Believe in yourselves. Believe in each other. Believe in your students. Show up”
Each year, Robla School District hosts three Parent Empowerment Dinners celebrating Latin Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Asian American Pacific Islander Month, each celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Robla students and families. These events bring families and school staff together to share a meal and feature inspirational speakers and provide parents resources to help their children achieve in school and life. This event is coordinated in partnership with the Roberts Family Development Center.
Thank you for celebrating Latin Heritage Month with us!
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