Parent Academy

Giving parents tips and tools to help their children succeed in school


Winter 2016 Parent Academy Workshops

January   |   February |   March

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

Positive Discipline

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Are you having difficulty addressing inappropriate behaviors? Hear strategies to encourage, set limits, and establish consequences. Learn about a discipline approach that promotes cooperation and self-restraint. Presented by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP).

Shady Grove Middle School, 8100 Midcounty Hwy., Gaithersburg 20877

Budget 101

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Come and learn how MCPS has planned its operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. MCPS staff will answer your questions about how much it costs to educate each MCPS student and what the funding outlook is for Fiscal Year 2017.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Dr., Silver Spring 20903

Communicating with Teens

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Is it difficult to interact with your teen? Family Services, Inc. will present the tools you need to improve communication. Learn how to strengthen and enhance family communication, and explore techniques to establish age appropriate expectations for behavior and consequences.

Kingsview Middle School, 18909 Kingsview Rd., Germantown 20874

The Clock is Ticking…Create a Successful Path from High School to College **Cancelled due to weather**

MONDAY, JANUARY 25 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Is your child college ready? Come and learn useful tips and strategies that will help you and your child prepare for college. In this workshop, parents and their high school students will learn the importance of establishing a four-year high school plan to prepare for college, hear the do’s and don’ts of college essay writing, and learn the key differences between the SAT and ACT. Facilitated by BREAKTHROUGH Test Prep, Education in Action, and Advanced Placements.

Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Pkwy., Rockville 20850

Mastering Encouragement **Cancelled due to weather**

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 7:00-8:30 P.M.

en•cour•age (en kėr׳′ ij) v.t., 1. To inspire with courage, spirit or confidence. 2. To stimulate by guidance, approval. Are you looking for alternatives to threats and bribes? This workshop will help parents develop positive strategies for building cooperation and setting limits with respect. Facilitated by YMCA Youth & Family Services.

Newport Mill Middle School, 11311 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington 20895

Understanding the Student Service Learning Requirement-An Opportunity to Learn and Serve **Cancelled due to weather**

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Explore the service learning requirement for high school graduation that provides students with knowledge, skills, and career exploration opportunities that lead to good citizenship. This interactive workshop will help parents understand the MCPS Student Service Learning (SSL) guidelines and how to find meaningful SSL opportunities. Parents of rising 6th grade students, as well as middle and high school students are welcome to attend this session. Facilitated by MCPS staff.

Gaithersburg Middle School, 2 Teachers’ Way, Gaithersburg 20877

 


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FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

Helping Your Teen to Manage Stress

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Is your teen feeling overwhelmed with daily demands and anxious about managing classwork, school life, and extra-curricular activities? During this workshop, you will learn how to identify signs of anxiety and depression and the appropriate steps for seeking help. Effective techniques to help manage stress and promote mental wellness will also be presented by Dr. Pavan Segal, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist from Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services.

Poolesville High School, 17501 West Willard Rd., Poolesville 20837

PSAT Scores…Now What?

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 7:00–8:30 P.M.

PSAT scores can easily be misinterpreted and misunderstood. This workshop will provide parents with an overview of the PSAT exam, and it will show them how to interpret PSAT scores. Additional topics that will be discussed are college admissions and strategies for improving SAT and ACT scores. Presented by staff from The Princeton Review.

Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville 20855

Recognizing and Reacting Responsibly to Child Abuse and Neglect

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Effective early intervention is essential to ensuring that an abused child or adolescent develops into a healthy and productive adult. During this workshop, learn early identification signs of child abuse and neglect and evidence-based treatment practices and skills to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child maltreatment. Facilitated by MCPS staff.

Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Auditorium, Rockville 20850

Transition Services: Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Moving from Middle School to High School

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Is your child moving from middle school to high school? Does your child receive special education services? If the answer is yes, please join us for an introductory session on transition services. Learn about what transition services are and how you can help your child succeed in high school. Presented by the MCPS Transition Services Unit.

Earle B. Wood MS, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville 20853

Budget 101

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Come and learn how MCPS has planned its operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. MCPS staff will answer your questions about how much it costs to educate each MCPS student and what the funding outlook is for Fiscal Year 2017.

Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Auditorium, Rockville 20850

Cybersafety and Social Media

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Learn about common websites, applications used by children, and safety issues related to computer and cell phone use. In addition, hear strategies for monitoring the use of social media in your household. Presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Police Department.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy., Bethesda 20814

Recognizing and Reacting Responsibly to Child Abuse and Neglect

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Effective early intervention is essential to ensuring that an abused child or adolescent develops into a healthy and productive adult. During this workshop, learn early identification signs of child abuse and neglect and evidence-based treatment practices and skills to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child maltreatment. Facilitated by MCPS staff.

Benjamin Banneker Middle School, 14800 Perrywood Dr., Burtonsville 20866

Active Parenting Now (part 1 of 5) **Classes are full**

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and how to handle power struggles. This is the first of a series of five workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. It will be facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for parents of students in grades K-6.

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring 20910

Study Skills 101

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Does your child need help with getting organized, finishing assignments, and studying for tests? Learn ways to support your child at home and strategies for academic success. Facilitated by an MCPS teacher.

Watkins Mill Elementary School, 19001 Watkins Mill Rd., Montgomery Village 20866

 


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MARCH WORKSHOPS

Summer Opportunities Fair

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Explore summer opportunities for your children in kindergarten through Grade 12. Local and regional providers will be on hand to talk about summer camps, programs, and volunteer activities. Meet program staff, pick up applications, and get information on financial assistance.

Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Auditorium, Rockville 20850

Active Parenting Now (part 2 of 5) **Classes are full**

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 6:30-8:30 P.M.

See FEBRUARY 25.

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring 20910

Learning Literacy Together (Part 1 of 3)

MONDAY, MARCH 7 6:30-8:00 P.M.

You and your child are cordially invited to participate in a fun three-part series of literacy learning. During each session, you will learn tips and strategies to support literacy at home. Helpful resources will be provided, and time will be allotted for you to read with your child. Recommended for parents of first and second grade students. Facilitated by MCPS staff.

Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Dr., Germantown 20874

Budget 101

MONDAY, MARCH 7 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Come and learn how MCPS has planned its operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. MCPS staff will answer your questions about how much it costs to educate each MCPS student and what the funding outlook is for Fiscal Year 2017.

Forest Oak Middle School, 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd., Gaithersburg 20877

Active Parenting Now (part 3 of 5) **Classes are full**

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 6:30-8:30 P.M.

See FEBRUARY 25.

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring 20910

Learning Literacy Together (Part 2 of 3)

MONDAY, MARCH 14 6:30-8:00 P.M.

See MARCH 7.

Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Dr., Germantown 20874

Preventing Teen Substance Abuse

MONDAY, MARCH 14 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Teen substance use does not discriminate by race, socioeconomic status, or talent. Every child is at risk! 22 percent of 6th to 8th graders have used inhalants at least once. Each year, approximately 5,000 youth under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking. The misuse of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most common drug problem after alcohol and tobacco (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). The harmful effects of drug and alcohol addiction among teens, substance abuse prevention, and how to seek help will be discussed during this workshop. Facilitated by staff from Arise and Flourish.

White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20904

Raising Your Child’s Self-Esteem

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Do you ever wonder how to raise confident kids? During this workshop, you will learn specific techniques to connect and communicate with your child. Your child's self-esteem can be encouraged through some simple and easy interactions that will make a difference in how they view themselves. This workshop will be presented by a family therapist.

Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Auditorium, Rockville 20850

Active Parenting Now (part 4 of 5) **Classes are full**

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 6:30-8:30 P.M.

See FEBRUARY 25.

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring 20910

Korean Parent Workshop: College Preparation and Planning (Presented in Korean)

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Korean parents are invited to a special evening of learning facilitated by the MCPS Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships and the Division of ESOL/ Bilingual Programs. Parents will hear helpful tips for planning for college and will receive college preparation resources.

Herbert Hoover Middle School, 8810 Postoak Rd., Potomac, MD 20854

Learning Literacy Together (Part 3 of 3)

MONDAY, MARCH 21 6:30-8:00 P.M.

See MARCH 7.

Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Dr., Germantown 20874

Recognizing and Reacting Responsibly to Child Abuse and Neglect

MONDAY, MARCH 21 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Effective early intervention is essential to ensuring that an abused child or adolescent develops into a healthy and productive adult. During this workshop, learn early identification signs of child abuse and neglect and evidence-based treatment practices and skills to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child maltreatment. Facilitated by MCPS staff.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd., Rockville 20850

Active Parenting Now (part 5 of 5) **Classes are full**

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 6:30-8:30 P.M.

See FEBRUARY 25.

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring 20910

 


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