Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Parent Academy

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


Winter 2017 Parent Academy Workshops

January  |  February  |  March |    

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

DESTINATION COLLEGE:  Understanding Financial Aid

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M. 

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

North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817

POSITIVE COMMUNICATION 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12th @ 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 Assistance Resource.

Rolling Terrace Elementary School, 705 Bayfield Street, Takoma Park, MD 20912   

MASTERING ENCOURAGEMENT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M. 

en•cour•ge (en kér' 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.

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

UNDERSTANDING THE PARCC ASSESSMENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

In spring 2017, students in Grades 3–8 will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics.  During this workshop, you will learn about the assessments and hear strategies to prepare your child.  Facilitated by MCPS staff.

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

^BACK TO TOP

 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

SPEAK UP SAVE A LIFE:  Preventing Teen Substance Abuse

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Learn strategies and techniques to prevent teen substance abuse.  Join us for a panel discussion to address prescription and opioid misuse and hear about Good Samaritan laws that provide legal protection for students.  Presented by the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Part 1 of 6) – Presented in Spanish

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ 6:00-9:00 P.M.

During this six-part workshop series, learn effective techniques to communicate with your child, discuss strategies to handle family conflicts and hear about community resources.  This is the first of the series of six workshops facilitated by the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Part 2 – February 8th
Part 3 – February 15th
Part 4 – February 22nd
Part 5 – March 1st
Part 6 – March 8th

SUGAR SHOCKERS:  Monitoring Your Child's Sugar Intake

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Does your family eat a lot of junk food?  Healthy diets are key to a child's development.  Come and hear techniques to reduce sugar intake and to encourage your child to eat healthier. Presented by the Manna Food Center.

Argyle Middle School, 2400 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th @ 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 Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Part 2 of 6) – Presented in Spanish

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th @ 6:00-9:00 P.M.

During this six-part workshop series, learn effective techniques to communicate with your child, discuss strategies to handle family conflicts and hear about community resources.  This is the second of the series of six workshops facilitated by the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Part 3 – February 15th
Part 4 – February 22nd
Part 5 – March 1st
Part 6 – March 8th

DISCIPLINE WITHOUT THREATS AND BRIBES

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th @ 7:00-8:00 P.M.

Parenting tools will be the focus of this workshop.  While the use of rewards and threats may be effective in controlling behavior in the immediate situation, over time it can decrease mutual respect in the relationship.  Come learn alternative approaches.  Presented by Parent Assistant Resource.

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

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Part 3 of 6) – Presented in Spanish

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th @ 6:00-9:00 P.M.

During this six-part workshop series, learn effective techniques to communicate with your child, discuss strategies to handle family conflicts and hear about community resources.  This is the third of the series of six workshops facilitated by the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Part 4 – February 22nd
Part 5 – March 1st
Part 6 – March 8th

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW (Part 1 of 6)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ 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 the series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin.  Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.  Recommended for parents of elementary students.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 2 – February 23rd
Part 3 – March 2nd
Part 4 – March 9th
Part 5 – March 16th
Part 6 – March 23rd

THE CLOCK IS TICKING...Create a Successful Path From High School To College

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ 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  
  • the do's and don'ts of college essay writing 
  • the key differences between the SAT and ACT  

Facilitated by BREAKTHROUGH Test Prep.

Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Part 4 of 6) – Presented in Spanish

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ 6:00-9:00 P.M.

During this six-part workshop series, learn effective techniques to communicate with your child, discuss strategies to handle family conflicts and hear about community resources.  This is the fourth of the series of six workshops facilitated by the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Part 5 – March 1st
Part 6 – March 8th

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW (Part 2 of 6)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ 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 the series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin.  Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.  Recommended for parents of elementary students.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 3 – March 2nd
Part 4 – March 9th
Part 5 – March 16th
Part 6 – March 23rd

UNDERSTANDING THE PARCC ASSESSMENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

In spring 2017, students in Grades 3–8 will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics.  During this workshop, you will learn about the assessments and hear strategies to prepare your child.  Facilitated by MCPS staff.

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

INTERNET SAFETY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

Ridgeview Middle School, 16600 Raven Rock Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

^BACK TO TOP

 

MARCH WORKSHOPS

SPEAK UP SAVE A LIFE:  Preventing Teen Substance Abuse

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st @ 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Learn strategies and techniques to prevent teen substance abuse.  Join us for a panel discussion to address prescription and opioid misuse and hear about Good Samaritan laws that provide legal protection for students.  Presented by the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

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

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Part 5 of 6) – Presented in Spanish

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st @ 6:00-9:00 P.M.

During this six-part workshop series, learn effective techniques to communicate with your child, discuss strategies to handle family conflicts and hear about community resources.  This is the fifth of the series of six workshops facilitated by the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Part 6 – March 8th

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW (Part 3 of 6)

THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd @ 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 the series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin.  Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.  Recommended for parents of elementary students.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 4 – March 9th
Part 5 – March 16th
Part 6 – March 23rd

POWER TOOLS FOR POWER STRUGGLES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Frequent power struggles between parents and children can seriously hurt relationships. Battles over chores, homework, television and internet use can take away from family time. Learn techniques to handle these common problem areas.  Presented by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP).

Parkland Middle School, 4610 West Frankfort Drive, Rockville, MD 20853

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Part 6 of 6) – Presented in Spanish

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th @ 6:00-9:00 P.M.

During this six-part workshop series, learn effective techniques to communicate with your child, discuss strategies to handle family conflicts and hear about community resources.  This is the last of the series of six workshops facilitated by the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW (Part 4 of 6)

THURSDAY, MARCH 9th @ 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 the series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin.  Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.  Recommended for parents of elementary students.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 5 – March 16th
Part 6 – March 23rd

PREVENTING TEEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE

MONDAY, MARCH 13th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Teen substance abuse does not discriminate by race, socioeconomic status or talent.  Every child is at risk.  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 efects of drug and alcohol addiction among teens, substance abuse prevention and how to seek help will be discussed during this workshop. Facilitated by Arise and Flourish.

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

STUDY SKILLS FOR CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th @ 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 Hyperactivity/Deficit Disorder (CHADD).

Tilden Middle School, 11211 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD 20852

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW (Part 5 of 6)

THURSDAY, MARCH 16th @ 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 fifth of the series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin.  Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.  Recommended for parents of elementary students.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 6 – March 23rd

KOREAN PARENT WORKSHOP:  Planning for College

THURSDAY, MARCH 16th @ 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Come and hear how to prepare for college.  Learn about the application process, how to select the right college and how to plan for the rising cost of college.  Presented by MCPS staff.

Herbert Hoover Middle School, 8810 Postoak Road, Potomac, MD 20854

DESTINATION COLLEGE:  Understanding the College Process

MONDAY, MARCH 20th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

This workshop will help parents navigate the college admission process.  It will also address what admissions officers consider when evaluating college applications and discuss what the "right fit" means with respect to college choice.  Recommended for parents of middle and high school students.  Facilitated by Achieva Educational Consulting.

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

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW (Part 6 of 6)

THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd @ 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 last of the series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin.  Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.  Recommended for parents of elementary students.

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

SAT vs. ACT

MONDAY, MARCH 27th @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.

This workshop will help parents understand the difference between the two college entrance exams in terms of content, question types, length and skills tested as well as what schools prefer.  Unique to this presentation will be the sharing of a one-of-a-kind 1-minute assessment to determine which test is best for students.  Facilitated by BREAKTHROUGH Test Prep.

Hallie Wells Middle School, 11701 Little Seneca Parkway, Clarksburg, MD 20871

INTERNET SAFETY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th @ 6:30-8:30 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.

Northwood High School, 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20901

^BACK TO TOP

Click here to log in