School district opens Parent Resource Center

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Beginning this fall, the Hemet Unified School District will add a new feature for the benefit of students’ families and parents.

The Parent Resource Center will open and offer various types of help, such as classes for parents, nutrition education and student support.

An open house for the PRC is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 12. It is located at 26866 San Jacinto Street in Hemet. No appointment is necessary and staff will offer tours and introductions of its purpose and availability.

“This is the first Parent Resource Center HUSD has ever had,” wrote Alexandrea Sponheim, HUSD’s public information officer. “As a district, we wanted to provide a place where parents could gain a better insight about the education process and have access to various resources and classes that would help them in assisting their children. The Parent Resource Center is working closely with the Idyllwild school to bring the same resources that are offered at the Parent Resource Center to families in our outlying communities.”

An example of the classes is one on nutrition scheduled for five Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m., beginning Oct. 12. Topics include planning a healthy meal, shopping on a budget, interpreting labels and more.

Another example is the Parent Project to address topics to develop strategies for positive parenting. These include establishing goals for students, family conflict, student performance, truancy and others. The intent is help parents form prevention and intervention plans, if or when needed.

This class is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19.

To sign up for the class, call the PRC at 951-765 -0004. The classes will be in English and Spanish.

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