The workshops are free but they do require registration. More information can be found at the Parent Academy Website


How to Handle Homework Battles

Wednesday, January 10th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Is it a battle to get your child to do homework? Wondering what to do? Find out how to support your child with his/her homework. The place, time, scenery, and noise can all affect the outcome of successful homework time. Learn tips for promoting peaceful homework experiences. Presented by Parent Assistance Resource.

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

Mindfulness: An Approach That Can Result in Academic Success

Thursday, January 25th @ 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Academic success is the prevailing goal that is emphasized in standards-based education today. It’s no secret that social emotional well-being is a direct link to academic outcomes. Effective focus, motivation, handling frustrations, and communication depend on the ability of the student to understand and manage their emotions. These are basic competencies that are crucial to the success of the student as they progress through school. This workshop will present mindfulness as an extremely powerful component of prevention and treatment of emotional regulation skills and a critical element of academic success. Presented by MCPS staff.

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

Cybersafety and Social Media

Wednesday, January 31st @ 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.

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