Loma Vista Elementary parents graduated from the Parent Institute of Quality Education program on Thursday, May 31, at Loma Vista Elementary.
The Parent Institute of Quality Education, or better known as PIQE, program engages with parents to empower and transform them to be active in their child’s education. It teachers parents the knowledge and skills to be able to partner with their child’s school and community to ensure their children achieve their full potential. PIQE holds strong values including; knowledge is power, take responsibility, and respect families by honoring and valuing parent participation and perspective.
At the graduation parents were recognized and given certificates of completion. In attendance to give participants their certificates were Loma Vista’s principal, Kristine Carreon, South Whittier Superintendent, Dr. Gonzales, Director of Parent Engagement, Stacey Ayers, and South Whittier board members, Jan Baird, Deborah Pacheco, and Sylvia Macias.
Dr. Gonzales was the key note speaker of the event and gave his speech in both Spanish and English. He spoke to parents about the importance of their involvement in their child’s education and the impact it can have on their success. He also thanked them for participating in a program like PIQE. Parents who participated in the program also spoke about how this program has positively impacted them and their family.
At the end of the ceremony Loma Vista Elementary students who participate in the after school dance program performed a folklorico dance. After the performance all program participants were able to stay after the ceremony for a dinner.