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SGHS, APD To Host 'Parent University'

  • By Shel Segal
SAN GABRIEL - Piggybacking on its success from a year ago, San Gabriel High School will be hosting "Parent University" on a number of Thursday nights throughout the school year, beginning Oct. 21.

The first workshop topic will be "Kids and the Law."

Beatrice Magallon, school community coordinator for the school, said the workshops and classes are available to residents of a number of surrounding cities in the west San Gabriel Valley.

"We're providing parent education classes through the Alhambra Unified School District," Magallon said. "It's open to residents of the cities of Rosemead, Alhambra, San Gabriel and Monterey Park."

Magallon added the first workshop will be very interesting.

"The first one will be talking about kids and the law," she said. "It's going to get into parents' rights and responsibilities and how to safeguard their families."

The other topics throughout the year will cover a wide range of ideas, Magallon said.

"We're also going to talk about bullying, Internet safety and some other topics to be determined later by our parent advisory board," she said.

The future workshops are scheduled for Nov. 18, and then in 2011, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19. They will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the school, which is located at 801 South Ramona Street in San Gabriel.

Childcare will be provided as well as translation into Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese.

The topics for the final workshops have not been determined, Magallon said, because, "We wanted to give parents an opportunity to take advantage of the first topics and workshops."

In addition, Magallon said the workshops are being held in conjunction with the Alhambra Police Department.

"We are hoping that parents get the information they need to help them overcome the many obstacles faced by families regarding their children and teenagers in today's society," she said. "This program offers ongoing support and education for parents."

For more information, please call (626) 943-3410 or log onto the Alhambra Unified School District's website at

(Shel Segal can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)

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