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Parenting is a lifelong process. Join us for *free* parenting workshops taught by professionals. Meet with and be supported by other parents.

Mountain View Parent U is a series of District-offered parent workshops designed to address interests, issues or concerns of parents with children of all ages, backgrounds and educational status.

The philosophy of the Parent University is that parenting is an ongoing and lifelong process.  The purpose is to offer opportunities for parents to learn about specific topics from professionals with expertise in the focus area.

The workshops provide a venue for parents to meet other parents with similar interests and to share challenges and successes with others in a positive and nonthreatening environment.

Provided at many workshops (check details on each): Spanish translation, child care and transportation.

 

 

Reading, Writing and Talking with Children --Supporting Literacy at Home
Tuesday, May 9
6:30-8pm
Graham-MUR

 

Presenters: The Mountain View Public Library (Sharon McClintock, Librarian Youth Services) and our very own District Reading Teacher (Nancy Pfeffer, Landels teacher and mom)

 

Please join us to learn several strategies for supporting your readers and writers at home.

•       How to boost your child's reading engagement and make reading fun

•       Ways to help your child overcome his/her writer's block

•       How to have a conversation when your child is reluctant to share about his/her day

 

***    Plus go home with some fun, ready-made literacy activities!

 

In addition, the Mountain View Library will share:

  • Ebooks and online library resources

  • Information on Library programs and services for the entire family

 

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Please register here

Download a workshop flyer here (En español)

 

 

  

 Past events

 

DrBrooks

"Raising Resilient Children"

 

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Graham Middle School MUR 

 

Presenter:
Dr. Robert Brooks, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is author and co-author of 15 books. 

 

Topics:

*Help children and adolescents to deal more effectively with stress and become resilient.

*Use empathy in understanding and responding to children.
*Develop specific strategies for nurturing self-discipline, responsibility, caring, hope, and resilience.

 

Download a workshop flyer here. (En Espanol)

 

"Community Resource Fair"

Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-7 p.m.

Graham Middle School MUR,

1175 Castro St., Mountain View

* Open to all families and students of the district, and community members who are involved in the lives of our students.

* Links families with community resources

Scheduled to attend: Healthier Kids Foundation, MV Community Outreach, MV Teen Center, Project Sentinel, Uplift, Siren, The Beat, YMCA, CHAC, CSA, PIQE, MVEF and more.

Families with children are encouraged to attend together. There will be activities for children available throughout the event. 

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support provided by School Community Engagement Facilitators upon parent request at the event.)

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle at 3:30 p.m. for Graham and returns at 7 p.m.)

Download a workshop flyer here(En Espanol)

 

 

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Parenting 101: 4 Tips for a Successful School Year

Thursday, December 1
6:30-8pm
Crittenden-MUR

Presenter: Elisabeth Stitt, Joyful Parenting Coaching-- www.elisabethstitt.com

Parents will learn how to help their children with: 

  • Emotional Awareness

  • Positive Thinking

  • Empowering Children to Take Responsibility

  • Active Problem Solving

Elisabeth Stitt is the founder of Joyful Parenting Coaching, a former middle school English teacher for 25 years, and, most importantly, the mother and step-mother of three happy, successful kids. Her book, Parenting... as a Second Language:  A Guidebook for Joyfully Navigating the Trials, Triumphs and Tribulations of Parenthood, has supported many families in their journey.

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download a workshop flyer here. (En Español)

 

10 Steps to a Healthier Family!

Monday, January 9
6:30-8pm
Crittenden-MUR

Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County

Parents will learn about:
*How much sleep kids really need
*How to get the most out of mealtimes with kids
*Positive lifestlye habits without a focus on body shape or weight

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download a workshop flyer here (En español)

 

Cyber Bullying and Social Media-- Protecting Our Children in an Age of Access

Thursday, February 9
6:30-8pm
Graham-MUR 

Join special guests Santa Clara County Community Deputy District Attorney Angela Alvarado and School Resource Officer Rodshetta Smith for an informative discussion on cyber safety and awareness.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Tools to navigate cyberbullying, social networking sites, and digital reputations

  • Practical strategies for cyber-safety andmanaging media in your family

  • Tips for guiding children to become smart, ethical producers and consumers of    technology

Presenters:

Officer Smith, a veteran in law enforcement joined the MVPD 6 years ago after 5 years of service in the Oakland community. She currently serves as Youth services officer after previous work in property crimes, investigation, and human trafficking.  

Angela Alvarado is a career prosecutor who has served as a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County for the last 18 years. As a trial prosecutor, she has tried over 100 cases including violent felonies, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, crimes against children and 3 Strikes life cases. She has been a statewide instructor for law enforcement on the topics of juvenile crime, human trafficking, child abuse and sexual assault for over 10 years. 

 

College Readiness: Preparing and Learning from Others’ Journeys

Wednesday, March 29; 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Crittenden Middle School Multi-Use Room
1701 Rock St., Mountain View, CA 94043

Presenters:
* Janine Ramirez
Executive Director, PIQE 
PIQE, The Parent Institute for Quality Education educates and empowers parents to actively engage in their children’s education and strengthen parent-school collaboration.

* Panel of experts, including High School Counselors and Coordinators, College Graduates, High School Students, and Parents

  • Benefits of focusing on college at an early age
  • Step-by-step strategies to prepare for college
  • Requirements for college acceptance
  • Resources for support and financial aid

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download a workshop flyer here (En español

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.mvwsd.org/parent-university