“We are here to honor you for your love, your passion and your dedication,” Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said. “What comes from the heart, goes to the heart. On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your volunteerism in our schools.”
More than 175 parents gathered at tables with their school principals and PTA representatives, while the John Glenn High School jazz band entertained them with a full ensemble performance.
Norwalk High School culinary arts students catered the lunch with a meal of curried chicken and basmati rice. While enjoying the lunch, the parent volunteers were treated to a slide show highlighting their expertise and camaraderie.
State and Federal Program Department Parent Educator Karla Aguilar-Solis developed the Bollywood theme for this year’s celebration.
“Day of the Parent is all about honoring our friends and neighbors, whose dependability and enthusiasm is an integral part of the Norwalk-La Mirada mission,” Aguilar-Solis said. “All of our parents are truly amazing people and most deserving of their own day of appreciation.”