• Welcome to Parent/Community Empowerment

    Our mission is to keep open communication and collaboration with schools, parents, 
    teachers, students, administrators and community agencies that will enhance parent 
    participation in a child's life. Parent involvement is a critical factor in effective schooling. 
    A child's education is a responsibility shared by school, family and community stake 
    holders during the entire period the child spends in school.

RAD Academy for Parents of Elementary Students

  •  In the R.A.D. Academy, parents learn how to: (For parents of elementary students)  

    • Make an Academic Success Plan to prepare your student for high school.
    • Become partners with your students’ teachers and the school.
    • Motivate your student to do his or her best.
    • Encourage good homework and study skills.
    • Communicate effectively with your student.
    • Establish and maintain firm, fair and consistent discipline.
    • Make sure your student develops excellent reading skills ... and more! 

    Registration is required to attend/Space is limited!

    Please register by April 15, 2019 

    Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Date: April 16th, 23rd, 30th and May 7th and 14th, 2019
    Register here or by phone (209) 933-7470 ext. 2228


Transitioning Into High School

  • In this workshop parents will learn:

    • practical ways to get your child comfortable with the changes of high school.
    • strategies you can use to make a great transition from elementary to high school.

    Registration is required to attend/Space is limited

    Please register here to attend. 

    Time 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.    
    Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Location: Merlo Institute (Cafeteria) - 1670 E. 6th Street 95206

    Register by phone: (209) 933-7470 ext. 2228

Free Computer Classes

  • Parents will learn: 

    • Basics ( Get to know your computer)
    • Google Classroom
    • ParentVue
    • Google Apps

    Event Information:

    Date: Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 30 & May 14  

    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Where: Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology  - 1670 E. 6th Street Room 17

     Register here to attend or by phone at (209) 933-7470 ext. 2228. 


EPIC Training


     Stockton Unified School District's Mental Health and Behavior Support Services presents EPIC, a four week parent training program designed specifically for parents and caregivers of strong-willed or out-of-control children and is available to parents of all students attending SUSD schools.

    EPIC will assist parents in learning and applying new skills, such as:

     -expressing love

    -active listening

    -implementing effective consequences


    -being consistent

     Each age group will be discussed at each location, but the Franklin session will focus on 11-18 year olds.


    SPANOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 536 California  St , Stockton, CA 95203/ TUESDAYS 8 -10 am/Apr. 2 - 23, 2019

    Register online here

    For more information, please contact: Monica Radoc, LCSW  209.933.7120 x2502/mnradoc@stocktonusd.net or Justin Sunseri, MFT 209.933.7120 x2589/jsunseri@stocktonusd.net

Parent Tips/Resources

  • Homework Help: 

    Wolfram-Alpha: Wolfram-Alpha is a computational search engine. WA can solve algebraic equations, graph, simplify expressions and in many cases show the steps to a solution. Appropriate for all ages and grades. www.wolframalpha.com

    XL Learning: Comprehensive list of math skills and topics that students need to master at every grade level. Includes interactive practice problems with explanations if the problem is solved incorrectly. Targeted towards students from pre-kindergarten through high school geometry. www.ixl.com.

    Khan Academy: You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.           www.khanacademy.org