Glenbard parenting program in Spanish to focus on family involvement, student achievement

  • Dr. Ferney Ramirez

    Dr. Ferney Ramirez

Updated 11/2/2020 12:51 PM

B-PAC: Glenbard Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee and GPS: Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish will present psychologist Dr. Ferney Ramirez in a webinar titled "Motivate and Achieve: Strategies That Work" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Use this link to log in:

Family engagement is critical to student achievement. Developing a relationship with children's teachers and keeping in touch with them matters, but the most significant type of involvement is what parents and guardians do at home.


Students with involved parents/guardians earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior and reduced absenteeism.

Ramirez will outline ways to encourage students' efforts to increase motivation, set goals for school success and achieve those goals. In this presentation, participants will learn how to support family engagement in ways that ensure their children have every opportunity for success.

This program will be presented in Spanish only. Students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further information, visit or contact Susanna Melon, Glenbard coordinator for English learners & Title I, at (630) 942-7688 or or Gilda Ross, Glenbard 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

The Glenbard Parent Series, celebrating its 25th year, engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

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