Parent Education programs are offered throughout the year, often following PTA meetings. PTA meetings are at 6:30, with Parent Education following at 7:00, both in the Teachers Lounge.
Parent Education Workshop
Navigating the Middle School Years: Is this normal?
Cathy Carr, MFT
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 following the PTA meeting, in the Staff Lounge
Cathy Carr, veteran middle school teacher and local family therapist, will explore common developmental changes, warning signs of more serious distress, and parenting tips rooted in recognizing and celebrating the developmental changes in middle schoolers. We will explore how to differentiate between “normal” middle school behaviors and warning signs of excessive stress, sadness, anxiety, etc. and look at ways parents can stay connected and help their middle schoolers navigate the inherent changes that are part of these exciting (and daunting) middle school years.
Parent Education Workshop
Classroom Matters Study Skills
Wednesday, Dec. 7, , 7:00 following the PTA meeting, in the Staff Lounge
Please join us for a FREE study skills workshop for students and their parents/guardians, offered by Classroom Matters. This interactive workshop focuses on test preparation and time management strategies and how to apply them to homework, long-term projects, and test prep. Come learn together and create a shared language around study habits so that your students have the tools they need to be successful and you can follow up at home. As space is limited, please RSVP to Christine Staples, email@example.com
Parent Education Presentation
Enhancing Student Motivation
King parent and educational psychologist Tim Urdan
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7:00 following the PTA meeting, in the Staff Lounge
Parents and educators share a concern with how to motivate students. In this discussion, Dr. Tim Urdan (Professor of Educational Psychology at Santa Clara University, motivation researcher, and parent of a King 6th grader) will discuss what the research shows about the best practices for motivating early adolescent students. He will also present concrete strategies that parents and teachers can use to enhance student motivation. The presentation will include a consideration of the negative unintended consequences of techniques that parents and teachers often use to try to motivate students.
Introduction to King Counselors
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:00 following the PTA meeting, in the Staff Lounge
Come meet our counseling staff at King and learn about our program. They will walk you through the new counseling department website, share their favorite resources, and answer any questions you have about King, counseling, your student, or anything else!