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Parent Empowerment

As part of the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Robla School District hosts two Parent Empowerment dinners every school year as well as other activities and workshops at the school and district level throughout the school year.  
 
These workshops, activities, and dinners allow parents to:
  • Get motivated and become more involved in their child(ren)'s lives and academic future
  • Experience and gain knowledge on other cultures
  • Interact and network with parents and staff
All Parent Empowerment Dinners are held at Main Avenue Elementary and offer parents and children free dinner, live entertainment, a guest speaker, and free child care.  At each dinner, topics are selected, which best address areas that parents and the district feel are important, these topics include:
  • The Importance of Dreaming Big for your Child
  • How to Set and Achieve Goals
  • Activism, Protests, and the Power of Community Voice
  • Empowering Parents to Empower Youth
We hope that. as a parent, you will be able to attend a future Parent Empowerment Dinner.  For more information on the Parent Empowerment Dinners, please contact the district office.  
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month-May 2022
The final Parent Empowerment Dinner of the 2021-22 school year--and Robla's first ever Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month--was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, hosted by Robla School District and the Roberts Family Development Center. Guest speaker Mai Vang, Sacramento City Councilmember (District 8) spoke about her own journey as the oldest child of Hmong refugees from Laos and growing up in poverty in Sacramento.  She shared how she aspired to step out of poverty and how her teachers encouraged her to pursue higher education.  She spoke about her experiences as as an undergraduate college student, then as she pursued her Master's Degree in public health, which helped her in her efforts as a community organizer to improve health and educational outcomes for children and families in south Sacramento.

Live entertainment was provided by the Sacramento Mandarins drum corp, dancers from Laim Lam Lug, and a dinner of teriyaki chicken, lumpia, miso salad, and fried rice, along with coconut custard for dessert was made by the Robla Food Services Department and served by the principals. Student artwork was displayed in an art show played at the event: https://bit.ly/RSDAPPIArtShow2022 , and the Roberts Family Development Center provided child care for parents attending with children. 
 
Check out the photos below and in our Photo Gallery to see pictures from the event.  

Overall, the dinner was a great success, and we look forward to seeing you at our next Parent Empowerment Dinner in September!

On February 23, 2022 the Robla School District, in partnership with the Roberts Family Development Center, wrapped up its Black History Month celebration with a Parent Empowerment Dinner.  Here are the highlights:

 

  • Families and participants enjoyed a live performance by the Harley White Trio-Featuring Stacy Carter (who also sang, "Lift Every Voice and Sing", and a hosted dinner prepared by Nutrition and Food Services
  • Black History month student essay contest award winners were announced, and student artwork was displayed.  Essay winners (name of each students' school and teacher are in parentheses) include:
    • Grade 3: 1st- Izabel Millena (Taylor, Mertz); 2nd- Tiauz'Jhane "Tia" Swanson (Bell, Foley); 3rd- Felix Montoya (Bell, Foley)
    • Grade 4: 1st- Yanet Vargas (Main, Ornelas); 1st- Frida Segura (Glenwood, Camp); 2nd- Georgia Reber (Glenwood, Camp); 2nd- Abigail Vang (Main, McAllister); 3rd- Arionna Zenn (Taylor, Mertz); 3rd- Dominick Pacheco (Glenwood, Camp)
    • Grade 5: 1st- Toni Bradley (Taylor, Crongeyer); 2nd- Jamie Worthington (Taylor, Crongeyer); 3rd- Pedro Inguanzo (Taylor, Bryan)
    • Grade 6: 1st- Madelynn Her (Taylor, Crongeyer); 1st- Ashlynn Ventura (Taylor, Crongeyer); 2nd- Jasmine Forrest (Taylor, Crongeyer); 3rd- X-citalale Gueyger (Main, Emeh); 3rd- Elena Salas (Main, Emeh)

  • Gary S. May, Chancellor, University of California, Davis spoke about how higher education is attainable by all.  He shared own story as a person of color and the obstacles he has faced on his journey to a leadership role at a major university.

 

Check out some of the event photos below, and in the Photo Gallery from this event.

 

Each year, Robla School District hosts three Parent Empowerment Dinners during Black History Month, Latin Heritage Month, and Asian American/Pacific Islander Month which celebrate the 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. 

The first Parent Empowerment Dinner for the 2021-2022 school year was held on Tuesday October 5th, hosted by Robla School District and the Roberts Family Development Center. Guest speaker Virdiana Diaz, Ed.D. Associate Vice President, Student Strategic Support, California State University, Sacramento spoke about “The Importance of Education and Your Personal Walk.” She shared how all families can access higher learning for their children, her own journey as a person of color who faced many challenges in life, and she will share a message about things all parents can do even when their child is very young.

Live entertainment was provided by Mariachi Los Gallos, and amazing chicken sopes were prepared by the Robla School District Food Services Department. The Roberts Family Development Center provided child care for parents attending with children. 
 
Check out the photos below and in our Photo Gallery to see pictures from the event.  

Overall, the dinner was a great success, and we look forward to seeing you at our next Parent Empowerment Dinner in February!