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Information for Families

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Family Liaisons at Schools

Families are invited to reach out the multilingual liaisons at their school. Find the name and contact information on the liaison page.

Families of students in the Elm Community at Somerville High School can reach out to Ana Nascimento (Portuguese) and Jasmine Perez (Spanish) for newcomer support. Call 617-629-5270.


The Multilingual Learner Parent Advisory Council (MLPAC) is made up of parents and legal guardians of Multilingual Learners/English Learners to discuss academic and social issues those students face. Families from UNIDOS are also welcome! For a list of our meeting dates and times, please click here. For more information, please email Gladys Valle or call Ms. Valle at 978-482-7520 or call the MLE Department at 617-625-6600 x6096.

Summer SPELL Program

SPELL is a summer program for multilingual learners at the beginning stages of English in grades 1 through 12. The SPELL program provides students with theme-based language learning experiences that develop students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Enrichment activities will be built in throughout the week. This program is by referral only by students' ESL teachers.

Parent English Classes

Any parent, family member, or guardian of a student in Somerville Public Schools may enroll in English Basic Literacy classes offered at various locations. For more information about these classes, please contact the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative Office at 617-625-6600 x6702 or email