Loma Vista Elementary School parents are participating in classes by the Parent Institute for Quality Eduction, or better known as PIQE, in their school’s library on Thursdays to gain knowledge and skills to be able to partner with their child’s school and community to ensure their children achieve their full potential.
The PIQE’s program engages with parents to empower and transform them to be active in their child’s education. They hold strong values including; knowledge is power, take responsibility, and respect families by honoring and valuing parent participation and perspective.
There are currently about 60 parents participating in these classes. There are two different times available on Thursdays, one in the morning from 8:30 to 10:00 am, and one in the evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
PIQE’s ultimate goal is, “Educating, empowering, and inspiring parents of K–12 school age children to take an active role in encouraging and enabling their children to: Stay in school; Improve their academic performance; Develop healthy and constructive relationships with their parents, teachers, and counselors; and, focus/prepare themselves for a post-secondary education.”
The program’s vision is dedicated to, “Achieving economic and social equality for all through education.”