First Hispanic Parents' Night a HUGE success at Irondale Middle in December
Wendy Soles, Lari Valtierra, and ESL teachers planned the first Hispanic Parents' Night for December 4. In addition to feeding the guests, they provided short movies and video games as entertainment in the lunchroom for the students not joining their parents in the gym for the generic program or children not in school yet. Irondale Middle students pictured are from left Annette Medina, Mondez Haire, both sixth graders, Samantha Valladolid, seventh grader and holding toddler Daniel, and Shades Valley High School sophomore Naila Calderon.
The Shades Valley Zone welcomed a crowd of more than 200 to its first ever Hispanic Parents' Night December 4 held at Irondale Middle School. The guests enjoyed a barbecue dinner before going into the gym for an overview of the services offered within the English as a Second Language and other home/school services provided. Pictured are from left Maria ana Hernandez, Manuel Hernandez, Anamia Hernandez, and standing Maria G. Hernandez. Students in the middle are
Elizabeth Jurado, Michelle Salgado, and Elizabeth Salgado. Special contributors making this evening possible were Full Moon BBQ, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Irondale Café, Eastwood Mobile Home Village, and the PTOs of the schools within the zone.
Rebecca Butler and Michelle Hamrick both of the Jefferson County Library System which provides 37 libraries across the county were busy signing up parents and students at the December 4 Hispanic Parents' Night held at Irondale Middle School. Back row eighth graders attending the meeting were Omar Lopez, Alejandro Ojeda, and Edgar Salgado who joined up that evening.