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PTA Meeting Provides Parent Resources

Fred Navarro, the superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and Newport Beach Police Officer Vladimir Anderson talk to parents at Corona del Mar High School about their plans for a successful school year.

The new school year is now underway, and officials at Corona del Mar High School want to make sure parents know there are resources available to ensure  a successful year.

At the school year's first PTA meeting on Wednesday, , told parents his goal this year is to create a good source of communication throughout the district.

"I want to meet with parent representatives on a monthly basis to see what issues students are having and to make sure I know what is going on," Navarro said. "I want to make this large district a little smaller through constant communication."

School Resource Officer Vladimir Anderson, who has been a police officer for 22 years, also spoke told parents. He told them he is on campus everyday, making safety presentations to students, monitoring traffic and working on identifying trends in the community.

He also talked to parents about the importance of nipping school problems in the bud.

"My job is to make sure every student has the opportunity to come to class and feel safe, and be successful," Anderson said.

He also gave parents at the meeting his personal cell phone number saying, "if you notice something happening, let me know."

Parents can reach Anderson at 949-279-4594.

Also at the meeting

  • Tim Bryan, the high school's principal, said a guaranteed curriculum has been developed for every grade. "We can say what we want 12th graders to know, and start prepping them in the 7th grade," Bryan said. "That's the great thing about the combination campus."
  • The PTA encouraged parents to take part in the upcoming 39th annual Corona del Mar Middle and High School Home Tour. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is the PTA's only fundraiser. Money raised at the event goes directly to programs and services offered at Corona del Mar High School. Get more event information and purchase tickets at cdmhometour.com.

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