Building bridges at Newton Middle School in Hacienda Heights

The “Building Bridges – Closing the Gap” family breakfast workshop was a big success at Newton Middle School in Hacienda Heights on Jan. 31.
A large crowd of 160 parents and students came in at 7:30 a.m. for a free hot breakfast, followed by 45-minute workshops. The workshops were presented by the Hacienda La Puente Adult Division, as well as the District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Workshop topics included: “Useful Online Educational Tools and Support for Parents,” “Drug Awareness and the Middle School Student,” “Parent/Teen Communications,” “Boys to Men: Your Best Image,” “Tackling the Homework Dilemma,” “Nutrition and Your Child,” and “Internet Safety.”
“The purpose of this Saturday breakfast/workshop is to bring parents and students and staff together to build successes in the ‘whole child,’ which is part of our school vision,” said Newton’s Principal Stephen Lee.
“It was great to see how many of our school parents attended the Building Bridges workshops; as well as how many staff members were there to support this event,” said School Board Member Rudy Chavarria said.