Parent Center

Goal of the Parent Centerspirc

Our goal is to educate, equip, and partner with our students and their support systems by offering a wide variety of relevant and effective programs and resources that will make a positive impact on the individual and the community. By building strong parent-learning communities we will increase student achievement in our schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. For more information View Our Brochure or visit the District Web Site

Information about Workshops

Monthly workshops and classes will be offered to parents free of charge. Topics for the workshops will vary each month and will be based on a parent needs survey.

Each center is staffed with a full-time bilingual Family Involvement Liaison Para.  Each center offers some classes in Spanish. Translation for classes in English is provided by the staff.

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Parent Center Locations

Each center is located on a school campus but is open to all Title I parents in that region.

Garner Elem

2500 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: (863) 965-5488

Mindy Santiago – Family Involvement Liaison

Combee Elem

2805 Morgan Combee Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: ( 863) 668-3035

Jacqueline Olivo – Family Involvement Liaison

Sleepy Hill Elem

2285 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, FL 33810

Phone: (863) 815-6787

Azalea Fonseca-Guadalupe – Family Involvement Liaison

Frostproof Elem

118 W. 3rd Street, Frostproof, FL 33843

Phone: (863) 635-8600

Anna Loazia – Family Involvement Liaison

Mulberry Middle

500 Martin Luther King Ace, Mulberry, FL 33860

Phone: (863) 425-9288

Nitza Ribot – Family Involvement Liaison


Who can come to the center?

All parents of students who attend a Title I school.  Parents are welcome to visit and take part in the workshops and to check out materials to help their child at home with academic skills.

What will the centers offer?

  • Free workshops and classes including Rosetta Stone, Financial Literacy, and Nutrition.
  • A variety of information and resources from local businesses and community organizations within Polk County.
  • Materials for grades PreK-12th to check out in the content area of reading, writing, math, and science.  All materials will be linked to our curriculum in Polk County and based on the Florida Standards
  • A professional library of parent resource books.
  • two computers for parent use with  internet
  • ACCESS partner
  • All materials will be available in English and most in Spanish.   Haitian Creole will be offered if available.
  • Family game nights

AGAPE Mobile Pantries

The Title I parent centers has partnered with AGAPE and Catholic Charities to provide mobile food pantries at the parent centers.  The Mobile pantry will deliver groceries for 250+ families at no cost.

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