Leighannkoelsch

SIPA (Spanish Immersion Parents Association) welcomes Moonridge students to Hatch Elementary School. These students are geographically part of our area, and also these Spanish first language children deserve the opportunity to enroll in our district Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program tha…

The CUSD Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program seats 50/50 Native Spanish and English speaking students and teaches all children to read, write and speak in both English and Spanish. This is an opportunity for children from both backgrounds to emerge from their CUSD public education biliter…

More languages would be great! For now, with a robust Spanish speaking community on the coast, Spanish makes the most sense for a true TWBI (two-way bilingual education) program, where the students do a lot of learning from each other. An second language- any language- opens up kids' global …

My hope is that our new leadership at the district will respond with the facts about the new Spanish program at Cunha- which will benefit all students, now that Spanish language classes will be offered to all 100% of students. I think that this is a very exciting development, long overdue. I…

Vive la difference. I will agree that we disagree. A great American pastime :)

We are all immigrants in this country- unless you are a Native American. And children in Europe and Asia all learn a second language in school from a young age. The US is way behind on this- which might account for somewhat limited world views. Our culture is a melting pot- and our agricultu…

Just as an add on to the article- when I was interviewed I made sure to mention that our traditional program at Hatch is excellent, as well as the programs at El Granada, Farallonne View and Kings Mountain schools. Immersion education is not every family's choice, or right for every child, …

Tyler- the class needs to be half Spanish speaking for the immersion model to work. The English speaking children learn a lot from their peers! (It is amazing, you should see it in action) also, Spanish first language kids become literate in Spanish, and then also English, as the balance of …