Semillitas utilizes Brightwheel as its primary parent communication platform. Through the Brightwheel app, parents receive daily activity reports with updates on their children's experiences throughout the day. The app features photos allowing parents to view images of activities and playtime. Parents can also stay connected with staff via Brightwheel's messaging. This allows for timely communication between parents and staff to share any important updates and emergency notifications.
In addition, Brightwheel offers a digital check-in system allowing easy and contactless sign-in and out of children. Passcodes provide security and convenience for approved adult to pick-up. Semillitas further leverages Brightwheel's features through paperless billing, invoices and receipt of payment confirmations via email.
Parent-teacher conferences are held bi-annually as they play an important role in a child's development. These conferences provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to connect directly with their child's teacher to discuss academic progress and social-emotional growth. During conferences, teachers share insights on a student's strengths, level of engagement, behavior in the classroom, and overall well-being at school. With open communication, parents and teachers can work as a team to set goals and ensure children receive the resources needed to thrive between home and school.
As an organization dedicated to promoting a sense of community among families, we host a variety of events throughout the year to celebrate major holidays and provide opportunities for parents and children to engage with one another. Our gatherings aim to strengthen the bonds within our community through activities and music, while supporting healthy childhood development. We believe that these events provide a great opportunity for families to come together and create lasting memories.
We welcome parent volunteers to support our program. There are numerous opportunities for involvement, including sharing professional experiences as a career speaker, leading a special story time session as a guest reader, donating materials for fundraising support, providing cultural education, and joining informative workshops/ parent trainings conducted by Semillitas. Parent contributions can make a meaningful impact and support learning.