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Spring 2017 Parent Academy Workshops

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APRIL WORKSHOPS
 

Raising Responsible Teens

Monday, April 3rd @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

You can't make a child be responsible, but you can provide plenty of opportunities for the child to learn how to be responsible. Discover new ways to encourage responsible behavior in your children and to lay the groundwork for successful adulthood. Presented by YMCA Youth & Family Services.

Briggs Chaney Middle School, 1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Destination College: Understanding Financial Aid

Wednesday, April 5th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

This workshop will help parents and students understand the financial aid process. It will focus on defining financial aid and how it is determined, conducting scholarship searches and managing student educational debt. Recommended for parents of middle and high school students. Presented by Achieva Educational Consulting.

Cabin John Middle School,10701 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854 

Families and Libraries Go Together

Thursday, April 6th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Your public library is a great resource for events, activities, materials, and summer reading programs for children. The library offers early literacy resources for young ones, books and music for all ages, and homework help. Join us to learn about family story time, free Wi-Fi, and public access computers. Discover applications to download free music, e-books, audiobooks, and language learning tools from the library's website. Come and register for a library card and have access to all these resources and more! Presented by Montgomery County Public Library staff.

Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901

The SAT: Understanding the Impact of the Redesigned SAT One Year Later

Wednesday, April 19th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

The redesigned SAT celebrated its one year mark in March. This workshop will help parents and students understand the changes and the tools that are now available to students to help them feel prepared and confident when taking this college admissions test. Come learn how the PSAT and SAT – along with Khan Academy – help create a clear pathway to success for every student’s unique skills and abilities. Recommended for parents of middle and high school students. Presented by The College Board.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

The SAT: Understanding the Impact of the Redesigned SAT One Year Later

Thursday, April 20th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

The redesigned SAT celebrated its one year mark in March. This workshop will help parents and students understand the changes and the tools that are now available to students to help them feel prepared and confident when taking this college admissions test. Come learn how the PSAT and SAT – along with Khan Academy – help create a clear pathway to success for every student’s unique skills and abilities. Recommended for parents of middle and high school students. Presented by The College Board.

Springbrook High School, 201 Valley Brook Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Special Education Summit

Saturday, April 22nd @ 8:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

This is a free conference for parents, educators, and community partners to learn practical strategies, access community resources, and network with other parents. There will be over 30 workshops on various topics related to parenting a child with a disability. To learn more about the summit and to register, please visit:

Special Education Parent Summit

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

Monday, April 24th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Do you have a child who is turning 14 or older? 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. Presented by MCPS staff.

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817

The Truth About Consequences: Effective Discipline Without Punishment

Wednesday, April 26th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

When children misbehave, parents often resort to punishment or rewards to motivate positive behavior. Instead of punishment, learn how to use natural and logical consequences to foster learning and cooperation instead of anger and rebellion. Facilitated by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP).

Kingsview Middle School, 18909 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Internet Safety

Thursday, April 27th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Are you concerned about the applications and information that your child is being exposed to online? Join us for a cyber safety workshop that will focus on protecting your child from cyberbullying and online predators. Presented by the Montgomery County Police Department.

Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 

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MAY WORKSHOPS
 

Shocking Secrets About Sugar

Monday, May 1st @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Join us for an interactive session that will answer the question: can sugar really be addictive? In addition to the brain’s response to sugar, we’ll cover the 46 other names for sugar, eating tips to prevent or control chronic disease, and offer hands-on practice for identifying healthy food choices. Participants will complete an activity to visualize the amount of sugar in common snacks, beverages, and pantry items. Presented by the Manna Food Center.

Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

The Clock is Ticking...Create a Successful Path from High School to College

Wednesday, May 3rd @ 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.

Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

Understanding Naviance Family Connection

Monday, May 8th @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Learn how Naviance Family Connection is used as a tool to align student's strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and develop individualized plans for reaching them. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the Naviance platform and teach parents how to access their accounts and view the range of college and career possibilities available to students. Facilitated by MCPS staff.

John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902

What Our Kids Need Us To Know About Their Digital Lives

Wednesday, May 10th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Kids today aren’t just consuming media, they’re also creating it. To effectively parent this generation of digital natives, parents need to stay informed. This presentation provides an overview of today’s digital landscape. It will inform parents about how children are using today’s technology and social media platforms. It will also provide strategies for parents on how to guide their children in making responsible, respectful and safe choices in the digital world. Presented by Common Sense Education.

Rosa Parks Middle School,19200 Olney Mill Road, Olney, MD 20832

Active Parenting Now (Part 1 of 6)

Thursday, May 11th @ 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 six 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 elementary students.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Part 2 – May 18th
Part 3 – May 25th
Part 4 – June 1st
Part 5 – June 8th
Part 6 – June 15th

From Personality Preferences to Success: Exploring MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) for Students and Parents

Monday, May 15th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

One size does not fit all, particularly where personality and its individualized expression are concerned. In this interactive workshop for parents and high school students, come prepared to explore a side of yourself through the lens of personality type to optimize your communication and learning style in class. Facilitated by CarrieOn Coaching, LLC.

Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850

Positive Communication

Wednesday, May 17th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Is it difficult to interact with your child? During this workshop, you will learn strategies to strengthen family communication and explore techniques to understand verbal cues and establish age appropriate expectations for behavior and consequences. Presented by Parent Assistant Resource.

Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School, 21301 Seneca Crossing Drive, Germantown, MD 20876

Active Parenting Now (Part 2 of 6)

Thursday, May 18th @ 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 second of a series of six 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 elementary students.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Part 3 – May 25th
Part 4 – June 1st
Part 5 – June 8th
Part 6 – June 15th

Study Skills for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Monday, May 22nd @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

For some students with ADHD, completing homework and studying can be problematic. 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 Children and Adults With Attention-Hyperactivity/Deficit Disorder (CHADD). 

Forest Oak Middle School, 651 Saybrooke Oaks Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

The SAT: Understanding the Impact of the Redesigned SAT One Year Later

Wednesday, May 24th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

The redesigned SAT celebrated its one year mark in March. This workshop will help parents and students understand the changes and the tools that are now available to students to help them feel prepared and confident when taking this college admissions test. Come learn how the PSAT and SAT – along with Khan Academy – help create a clear pathway to success for every student’s unique skills and abilities. Recommended for parents of middle and high school students. Presented by The College Board.

Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Active Parenting Now (Part 3 of 6)

Thursday, May 25th @ 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 third of a series of six 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 elementary students.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Part 4 – June 1st
Part 5 – June 8th
Part 6 – June 15th

Internet Safety

Wednesday, May 31st @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Are you concerned about the applications and information that your child is being exposed to online? Join us for a cyber safety workshop that will focus on protecting your child from cyberbullying and online predators. Presented by the Montgomery County Police Department.

Benjamin Banneker Middle School, 14800 Perrywood Drive, Burtonsville, MD 20866

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JUNE WORKSHOPS
 

Active Parenting Now (Part 4 of 6)

Thursday, June 1st @ 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 fourth of a series of six 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 elementary students.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Active Parenting Now (Part 5 of 6)

Thursday, June 8th @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

This is the fifth workshop of the series.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Active Parenting Now (Part 6 of 6)

Thursday, June 15th @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

This is the last workshop of the series.

Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903

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