Parent Education

Fosters Lifelong Learning

We strive to enrich the educational and learning experience for our families on timely and relevant parenting topics through workshops, book discussions, and nationally-acclaimed speaker events. In addition, the Parents' Association sponsors on-going grade-level and divisional education meetings to help parents with various developmental stages and challenges that arise when parenting, and school divisions and departments also host relevant topic discussions.

Educational Resources

These resources seek to provide parents with helpful and relevant information from distinguished and informed sources.

Helpful Resources in Caring for Our Community

As our school community grapples with challenging times, we have compiled a list of resources to help broaden your perspective and start meaningful conversations. This list will continue to be updated. 

Importance of Sleep

As bedtime routines are likely disrupted due to learning remotely, Middle School Nurse Wendy Barber reminds us of the importance of sleep.

Remote Learning & Executive Functioning

How do we help our children with executive functioning skills during this time of remote learning? Ginna Clute, director of Educational Resources Program (ERP) offers tips on the importance of organization and planning, and provides examples of daily and weekly schedules to stay organized. 

Calendar

Parent Speaker Series

As part of the Parent Speaker Series, each year we partner with the Parents’ Association to invite nationally-acclaimed guest speakers and authors to discuss and share relevant parenting topics. 

Previous Guest Speakers
  • Dr. David Gleason, author of "At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools."
  • Rachel Simmons, author and educator, presented on "Failing Well: Resilience & Courage" 
  • Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, author of Talking Back to Facebook: A Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age
  • Beth Purdy, mental health speaker and advocate, “Living, Surviving, and Thriving with Mental Illness”
  • Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and blogger of “Raising Digital Natives”
  • Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
  • Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
  • Kevin Powell, Humanitarian and author
  • Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure
  • Ana Homayoun, nationally-acclaimed author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life
  • Joe Ehrmann, former NFL football star, minister, and motivational speaker
  • Kevin Breel, mental health activist and stand-up comedian, recognized for his TEDx talk entitled "Confessions of a Depressed Comic"
  • Rosalind Wiseman, bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World
  • Daniel Coyle, renowned journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code
  • Matt Bellace, author, psychologist, comedian, "Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices"
  • Richard Guerry, expert on digital technology and digital consciousness
  • Dr. Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
  • Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of Blessings of a Skinned Knee and Blessings of a B Minus