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Welcome to Family University!

Family University

One mission, one vision, one family.

Family University is LESD's parent engagement program created to empower parents to get involved in their child's education and at their schools. Family U (as we refer to this program in our district) recognizes you for your volunteering efforts and attending workshops—not just at our school, but at any school in the district!

All families are welcome at all of our schools—this isn't simply a catchphrase, it's a goal we strive to make into a reality. Through Family U we aim to create a genuine connection with LESD families by building capacity in our parents to share their voice and become advocates for their child's education. 



Family University offers workshops and classes to empower our families to learn and grow with your students. Topics include math, literacy, ESL, technology, and many more! 

Upcoming events

Join our Committees

In addition to workshops and classes, as a Family University member—you can take your involvement to the next level by participating in any of our committees.

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Get Started!

Contact your school's Community Liaison and let them you you'd like to join Family U and get your passport!

Bring your participation passport to all activities you attend, have it signed by the facilitator, and your on your way to making a positive impact on your child's education—and towards receiving recognition for your efforts.

Participation Tiers

Family U has different levels of participation tiers to recognize parent engagement.

At the end of the passport cycle, turn it in to the Community Liaison or school office for a special recognition—you deserve it! 

Participation Certificate


Recognition for attending 12 workshops within a single school year. Certificate given at existing student assembly at spring trimester awards.

Family U Shirt


One school year of consistent participation in workshops and school committees. The Family U shirts are presented at the annual volunteer breakfast.

Family U Pin


Recognition given to parents for establishing community partnerships or writing a grant to fund student programs.

Family U Plaque


After five consecutive years of consistent school involvement, members receive a Family U plaque which is awarded at annual volunteer breakfast.

More About Family "U"


Family University is a respectful and all-inclusive platform to engage families as equal partners to improve student achievement and build brighter futures for our community.


Our vision is to ensure a safe, welcoming and diverse environment that nurtures growth and development for life-long leaders. In all our pursuits, we strive to build community by bridging partnerships between families, schools and the district.


Family University was piloted at Anderson Elementary School in the 2017-18 school year. Due to its positive response, it is being expanded and implemented district-wide in the 2018-19 school year.

Get Connected: Know what’s happening at your child's school and throughout the district

Discover Great Resources: We offer many programs, workshops, and volunteer opportunities for parents, guardians, and extended family. We welcome everyone!

Tap into the LESD Network: Our events are opportunities to create connections to other LESD parents/guardians, administrators, teachers, and staff. You will build rapport and discuss issues important to you.

Watch Yourself Grow: Your skills and hobbies can be used to assist your child and all children in the community.

Speak Up: You can effectively suggest change and fresh ideas.

Witness Improvement: You can be part of the solutions and positive changes, and watch them happen.

Be a Role Model: You will demonstrate to your child the importance you place on their education.