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 translation, child care and transportation. Doors open at 6 p.m., and many events will feature tables with resources for parents.

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2017-18 Parent U workshops

"English Language Learner 101"
Introduction to MVWSD procedures supports, and tools to navigate the journey to English proficiency

         * Participants will have the opportunity to hear from former MVWSD EL students and their parents (tips for success)
        * Everything a parent of an English Learner needs to know about the process from initial EL testing to reclassification including strategies for improving English fluency.

December 4
6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School

Download the event flyer here (en Español)

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"IEP Basics--Special Education Made Simple"
An overview of Individual Education Plans, and what parents can do if children are struggling in school
Two concurrent workshops:
1. Pre-IEP support
2. MVWSD IEP Supports/Protocols

January 10
6:30-8pm
Crittenden Middle School

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"Parenting in the Age of Technology"
Current, practical strategies and information about cyberbullying, internet access, and student safety at home and school on the world wide web

 February 7
6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School

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"Developing a College Mindset Now!"
This workshop focuses on the importance of thinking about, and planning for, college while kids are still in elementary school. Step-by-step strategies are provided.

March 22
6:30-8pm
Crittenden Middle School

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"13 Reasons Why: Preventing Suicide"
Help and strategies for parents from Santa Clara County
May 9
6:30-8pm
Crittenden Middle School

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"Supporting the success of your whole child; understanding social and emotional development from K-8"

September 13
6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School MUR

Presenters:
Tracy A. Greene, LMFT (Landels parent)
CHAC, Uplift Family Services, CHC 

In this session you will will get an overview of:
* What does social and social emotional development mean for you and your child
* What are common social and emotional concerns and what to watch for
* What techniques and approaches can you use for supporting your child

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

Download the event flyer hereEn Espanol

For more information and to register for free, click here.

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“10 Steps to a Healthy Family: Help with Nutrition:” 

Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR. 

Presented by the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, parents will learn about getting the most out of mealtimes with kids, nutritional choices that help children focus in schools and positive lifestyle habits without a focus on body shape or weight. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! Food will be available for purchase before the event. 

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.)

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MV Parent U: “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR. 

Presented by Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader, parents will learn the why, what, how and when of talking with your kids about sexual health. Join us for a fun and interactive workshop to inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation. 

Appropriate for:
Adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through to teens.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! 

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 the event flyer here (en Espanol)




 

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