Parent University

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 interpretation, child care and transportation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

To view past year's offerings, please click here.

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2018-19 Parent U workshops

Wednesday, January 16
6:30-8pm, Graham Auditorium, 1175 Castro St.

picture of Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta, Labor Leader, Activist, and Community Advocate

American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association.

Provided:
* Interpretation (Spanish support)
* Child care
* Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle School at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
* Raffle prizes!!!

Please register here

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Wednesday, February 13
6:30-8pm, Crittenden Auditorium, 1701 Rock St.
Health Connected: How to Talk to Children About Sexuality

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Wednesday, March 13
6:30-8pm, Graham Auditorium, 1175 Castro St.
Getting Ready for High School

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Wednesday, April 10
6:30-8pm, Crittenden Auditorium, 1701 Rock St.
Postitive Parenting Strategies

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Wednesday, May 8
6:30-8pm, Graham MUR, 1175 Castro St.
Parenting in the Age of Technology and Social Media

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Wednesday, Sept. 12
6:30-8PM, Crittenden MUR, 1701 Rock St.
Super Readers! Growing Your Child's Skills

Presenters: The Mountain View Public Library (Julie Jackson, Librarian Youth Services) and Patricia Girardi (Former Principal and District Literacy Coordinator)

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 encourage and support writing 

• How to have conversations with your child and build language that supports academic success

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 Graham Middle School at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
* Raffle prizes!!!

Click here for a flyer download. (en Español)
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MV Parent U presents “Cyber bullying: What parents need to know about cyberbullying and its effect on students' mental health.”

When: Wednesday, October 10th from 6:30-8pm at the Graham Middle School Auditorium.
Presenters: Uplift - Deanna Flores, Prevention and Early Intervention Program and Santa Rodriguez, Family Partner

* Learn how to help our kids stay safe online.
* Discussion of online dangers and how to create a safe space for children to talk to their parents.

Provided:
* Interpretation (Spanish support)
* Child care
* Transportation (Bus departs from Crittenden Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
* Raffle prizes!!!

Please register here

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picture of Dr. Francisco JimenezWednesday, November 7
6:30-8pm, Crittenden Auditorium, 1701 Rock St.
Dr. Francisco Jiménez, Author: "The Transformative Power Of Education"

Author and educator Francisco Jiménez has been an agent for change in academia and public education for the last thirty years. He emigrated with his family from Mexico to California and as a child worked alongside his parents in the fields of California. He received his BA from Santa Clara University and an MA and Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University under a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He is a professor and administrator at Santa Clara University. His four-book series—The Circuit, Breaking Through, Reaching Out, Taking Hold--has been included in the American Library Association Booklist's 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.  

Provided:
* Interpretation (Spanish support)
* Child care
* Transportation (Bus departs from Graham Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
* Raffle prizes!!!

Please register here

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