About Parent / Community Liaisons

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    Wendy Messarina Volosin and Svetlana Pasonok are Parent/Community Liaisons for Spanish and Russian/Ukrainian speaking families in the Marysville School District.

    They work for all 22 schools, Kindergarten through High School (Grades K-12). There is approximately 1000 ELL students in our district. Six hundred are Spanish Speaking and Eighty are Russian/Ukrainian speaking approximately.


    Since 2007, Our Parent/Community Liaisons have organized many ELL family events in our district, providing helpful information about how to navigate the school system, transitioning between school levels, reading nights, math nights, and summer activities. They have received extensive training on Multicultural Awareness and Diversity Competency and Family Engagement.

    Their main responsibilities are connecting Multicultural families with schools, community outreach, partnership, orientation for new non English Speaking families, providing information of resources in schools and community and support employees by reaching out the ELL families. 

    Since 2012, the Natural Leaders Program (WA Alliance for Better Schools) began and they also provide orientation for new families, and facilitate training for school staff (as needed). Wendy and Svetlana also, are our district District Leads for this program.

    Wendy and Svetlana have the expertise and knowledge on cultural competency so they facilitate Family Engagement between schools and Multicultural families.

    Also, they do district wide translations in Spanish and Russian. (Forms, letters, flyers etc) and some times, Interpreting services for schools, for specific meetings. 

     

What we do in the District

  • Assisting families:

    • Navigate the school system
    • Provide information of Resources available in schools and community
    • District Wide Translations
    • Orientation about MSD25 system for new ELL and Multicultural volunteer parents
    • Support the Natural Leaders team in the District
    • Parent Involvement and active participation in student's education  
    • Volunteering
    • School Tour by appointment 
    • Meetings or Parent Teacher Conferences: We will accompany parents to help clarify information about your child or home situation. You need also to request an interpreter for every meeting with time in advance.

    Assisting MSD School employees:

    Assisting Community Leaders

    • Public Relations
    • Community Outreach
    • Leadership among the Hispanic and Russian community in Marysville
    • Human Relations
    • Liaison between community organization and families

    Other

     

     

Family Engagement by MSD Administrators

Contacts

  • Wendy MV

    Wendy Messarina Volosin (Spanish/English)

    Parent Community Liaison for 22 Schools

    Natural Leader District Lead (Grades k-12) 

    Office: 360.965.0054

     

    Svetlana Pasonok

    Svetlana Pasonok (Russian/Ukrainian/English)

    Parent Community Liaison for 22 schools 

    Natural Leader District Lead (Grades k-12)

    Phone: 360.965.0055

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