SIPA (Spanish Immersion Parent Association) is a nonprofit parent-teacher organization created to enhance the Cabrillo Unified School District Two-Way Bilingual program. SIPA's mission is to serve as the primary support and advocacy group for the families of this program and inspire the continuation of bilingual education. SIPA is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization.


SIPA's roles include:

  • sponsoring quarterly parent-teacher meetings to share information
  • organizing fundraising events
  • funding and managing the Amity Intern program
  • working with the school district to monitor the Spanish Immersion program
  • organizing social events which promote cross-cultural experiences

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SIPA 2017-18 Board Members

  • President – Leigh Ann Koelsch
  • Co-Vice President – Raquel Sarabia
  • Co-Vice President –Maria Valencia
  • Secretary – Michelle Briggs
  • Treasurer – Kerri Costa
  • Amity Coordinators – Stephanie Izzarelli & Mary Beth Alexander
  • Cunha Liaisons – Patti Ramirez, Alice Linsmeier, Amy Risk
  • HMBHS Liaison – TBD
  • PTO Liaison - Linda Meyer

Members at Large

  • Jennie Book
  • Lindsey Diggs
  • Amy Risk
  • Andy Schoenstein


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SIPA at Hatch

SIPA at Cunha

Immersion Program Description

Immersion at Hatch Elementary

Immersion at Cunha Intermediate

Immersion at HMB High


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