District Hosts Hybrid CPAC Meeting

District Hosts Hybrid CPAC Meeting
Posted on 09/28/2022

     MVSD’s first Consolidated Parent Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting of the 2022-23 school year was held in a hybrid format with parents/family members from three schools gathering at the Mt. View Family Center and parents/family members from the other schools coming together at their respective school sites to engage in the virtual meeting. 

     “We are so grateful to be able to have in-person meetings once again and we welcome you to our first CPAC of the school year,” said Priscilla Figueroa, Director of Family Engagement.  “We appreciate the dedicated parents and family members joining us today and your eagerness to partner with the District in support of your children’s education.”

     Dr. Raymond Andry, District Superintendent and Board of Education Member, Cindy Wu also welcomed the attendees and expressed their appreciation for their partnership.

     “It is important to be involved in your schools and community and with that involvement there is power,” said Andry. “Parent and Family Engagement for myself and our Board of Education comes from our hearts. We know how essential it is to partner with our families to ensure our students achieve their best.  I am very excited for this school year and know it will be filled with lots of hope and opportunity.”

     The meeting continued with a presentation by pediatric dentists, Dr. Carol Liu and Dr. Albert Huang on Dental Health and the new Dental Clinic held on Mondays at the Family Center provided by Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, followed by Roberto Soriano, a representative from Herald Christian Health Center who presented on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety for Kids.   The meeting concluded with an interactive session on creating community schools in the district. Aligned with the four pillars of community schools: Integrate Student Supports, Expand and Enrich Learning, Engage Families and Communities, and Lead in Collaboration, family members were asked to share activities and programs they would like to see implemented. 

     “The community school concept is not new to Mountain View,” said Dr. Jeff Lagozzino, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.  “Today is a great example of the community school concept here at the Family Center with resources provided on dental health and vaccine safety.  Our District received a Community Schools grant which is providing us the opportunity expand our outreach with resources and make them available at our school sites.”

     According to Lagozzino, this is a planning year and the steps the District will take this school year include establishing a community schools steering committee, identifying community assets and needs, planning for additional student supports and begin expanded and enriched learning opportunities.

     “We are very excited about creating community schools in our District and providing students and families with additional health and support services, extended learning and enrichment, and community engagement,” added Lagozzino.

     MVSD values the participation of its parents and families, and looks forward to partnering together for the benefit of all students.

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