Saturday, June 06, 2009


By Connie Llanos | Staff Writer - LA Newspaper Group | Long Beach Press Telegraph

June 6, 2009 - With summer school canceled, Los Angeles teachers are enlisting parents to help keep kids academically engaged until classes resume in September.

United Teachers Los Angeles is hosting a half-day workshop June 13 for parents of students in kindergarten through eighth grade. They'll receive take-home resources and tips on teaching techniques.

"Teachers need to give parents skills so they can keep the education process going during the summer," said A.J. Duffy, president of the teachers' union.

The free workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at UTLA headquarters, 3303 Wilshire Blvd. To register or for more information, call 213-368-6230, fax 213-637-5160 or e-mail

Summer school for an estimated 225,000 elementary and middle school students was canceled by Los Angeles Unified because of a funding shortage caused by the ongoing state financial crisis. The summer school cancellation will save the district $34 million.

The district is offering summer school to high school students who need summer courses to graduate and a special program for students with disabilities.


Published on United Teachers Los Angeles (

June 13, 2009: Summer Workshops (Helping parents prepare for summer)

(Parent Flyer in English ) (Parent Flyer in Spanish )   

Students are the highest priority for L.A. teachers. Teachers want parents to get the support they need to promote their children’s academic success.

Because LAUSD cancelled summer school, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is inviting parents to attend a half-day conference addressing the educational challenges that the recent LAUSD cancelation of summer school has created. Attend workshops for ideas and hand-on resources to help your child stay connected to academics during the summer. Please register below.

• Take home resources include journal and information packets.
• Free raffle for 2 TV sets.


All parents of students in K-8 are invited. (Spanish translation will be available)

Date of Workshop:

Saturday, June 13, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


at United Teachers Los Angeles
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 2nd Floor Auditorium (map)


8:30 Registration and Refreshments
9:00 Opening
9:20 to 10:20 Workshop 1
10:25 to 11:25 Workshop 2
11:30 to 12:00 Close

To Register

Space limited: First come, First served. Limited enrollment, register now.
Please call Stacy Baskin at (213) 368-6230, fax (213) 637-5160, or email [4] by Friday, June 12.

En español llame a Lucy Rothstein al (213) 368-6262

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