Category: Children’s Workshop

California State Assembly Member Toni Atkins and her Senior Field Representative, Lindsey Masukawa, were given a tour of TIEE’s COOK Education Center by TIEE Executive Director, Dr. Suzy Fitch. Assembly Member Atkins’ tour came as a result of her desire to learn more about the continuum of publicly funded school options for students with special needs. Both Assembly Member Atkins and her Senior Field Representative, Lindsey Masukawa, were very complementary of the highly skilled teaching staff of COOK Education Center. They witnessed students being actively

Tdap Requirement for 2011-2012 School Year A new requirement from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, mandates that all students in grades 7th – 12th show proof of having had the whooping cough booster shot, called “Tdap,” before starting school in September 2011. Tdap protects against 3 dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). If your child has had a dose of Tdap on or after their 7th birthday, it is recommended that they have another dose on or after their 10th

The Board of Directors of TIEE and its Leadership Team are very excited to announce Sherry Lacson’s (formerly Castenada) promotion to Program Coordinator of Children’s Workshop. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and along with Alicia Ritter, Sherry will have responsibility for student programming, curriculum development, and staff supervision and training. Over the years, now numbering 39, Children’s Workshop has built a strong reputation for providing unparalleled, research-based educational services for the San Diego community. There is strong support from the parents of its students,

The combined PTG’s of COOK/Urban Skills Center, Children’s Workshop, and Mt. Helix Academy will jointly host the 2011 All-TIEE Gala at the beautiful Coronado Community Center. We will dance to the ‘Retro Rock and Roll’ of The Ideas, sip fine wines and dine on delicious treats provided by several fine local restaurants. “Elvis” and “Marilyn” to join in the entertainment!

Children’s Workshop, along with the other schools of The Institute for Effective Education’s (TIEE’s) family of schools were given site visits by two review teams in spring, 2009. One of the teams represented the California State Department of Education (SDE) and their review was conducted as part of a cycle of annual reviews pursuant to SDE certification of TIEE’s schools as Non-Public, Non-Sectarian Schools. Joining the state team was a second team representing San Diego County Office of Education and the San Diego County Special