Informal Space: Families can meet, have coffee, wait for children, find information, and network with other families. Open to families Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Formal Meeting Space: The FRC is used as a formal meeting space for staff and families each Friday for parent representative meetings from 8:50-9:50am and on the last Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm for School Site Council meetings. Parents are always encouraged to attend these meetings as often as possible.
Computers/Printer: We have 4 computers (all w/ internet) and 1 printer for parents' use and can assist parents who are not computer savvy with any needs that arrise.
Volunteer Opportunities: A place for families to find volunteer opportunities at TCN and begin the process of TB testing and filling out necessary volunteer paperwork in order to assist in classrooms.
Community Resources: The FRC continues to build a network in the Fruitvale community as well as the city of Oakland. We have a list of agencies such as health services, community development, higher education, counseling, and legal services that we are happy to share with families!
Counseling: We work closely with the TCN counselors/interns to ensure that all families and students are getting all the support they need.
Uniform: We offer support and uniforms for families that are facing economic hardships, or for students who need a spare uniform on any given school day. We also have loaner uniforms for students who come to school out of uniform.
College-Going Culture: The FRC has a close, working relationship with the UC Berkeley Center for Educational Partnerships. We continue to build connections with different college and university campuses. The FRC is rich in college information including college packets and college information binders, continuing education opportunities including community college, and college field trips.
Workshops: The FRC provides different workshops ranging from college information, (Kindergarten to College program through the Oakland Promise, College Requirements, Financial Aid, etc), reclassification workshops (for students who speak a language other than English in their homes), and Middle School Options workshops (for our 5th grade families).
Parent Leadership: The FRC works closely with the classroom representatives. These representatives are responsible for facilitating communication between the school, the classroom teacher and other families, assisting teacher with classroom needs and events, and to serve as a bridge between the Family Resource Center and the classroom teacher.
Cultural Heritage Events: There are events throughout the school year dedicated to learning about our diverse community. January is Asian Heritage Month, February is African American Heritage Month and May is Latino Heritage Month. The FRC helps to plan school-wide events to celebrate the diverse cultures that create TCN.
Translation: We can assist with parent conferences and phone calls (Spanish and Vietnamese).