Wednesday Morning Moms and Dads Club

“Club de Madres y Padres” is a parent support group for Spanish-speaking parents at Randolph Elementary School. The club is run by Jackie Garcia, Bilingual Family Liaison Resource Assistant. Launched in September 2003, the main goal of this group is to welcome Spanish-speaking parents into our school and to increase their participation in school activities.  While the focus of the group is to support Spanish-speaking parents, all parents are welcome. Club de Madres y Padres, meets every Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m. Over coffee and pastries, the group shares information about activities that are going on at school, and discusses topics that affect them as parents. Guest speakers are often invited to meetings to discuss important home, school and community issues. Club members also volunteer to help prepare any materials that staff may need for the classroom, or to help in other ways.Meeting topics and guest speakers cover many areas of interest. Examples are listed below:

  • Arlington Public Schools – ESOL/HILT Program
  • Responsive classroom –
  • Arlington County Police – Gang Activity
  • Arlington County – Home Ownership/Renters’ Rights
  • School Nurse – Health and Nutrition
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Social Worker – Behavior Management
  • Testing Coordinator – SOLs and other Testing
  • School Counselor –  Bullying
  • Classroom Teachers – Explain how parents can get involved and can help with various classroom activities
  • PTA – Introduce activities and ways for parents to be involved

For more information about el Club de Madres, please contact Jackie Garcia, Bilingual Family Liaison Resource Assistant at 703-228-8193 or elvira.garcia@apsva.us.