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We consider it an opportunity and privilege to serve the parents of this community.

If you have any questions, topics or speakers you would like us to research, please email us at parented@lafsd.k12.ca.us.

Upcoming Events

Middle School 101: The keys to success in middle school and beyond

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7pm

Where: Stanley Middle School, MUR

 

Join Principal, David Schrag, and the Stanley Counseling Department for an interactive presentation aimed to familiarize new parents to the tools necessary for supporting a thriving student. Discussionntopics will include:

• The whole child perspective

• Effective school and parent communication

• School Loop and vital Stanley resources

• Navigating our digital world

 

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Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia-Winner

Please join us as we welcome Michele Garcia Winner, founder of Social Thinking®. Social Thinking’s mission is to help people to develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. They create unique treatment strategies to help individuals as young as four and across the lifespan develop their social thinking and social skills to meet their personal social goals. These goals often include sharing space effectively with others, learning to work as part of a team, and developing relationships of all kinds: with family friends, classmates, co-workers, etc. Ms. Winner will share strategies that help parents, professionals and other stakeholders break down the social learning process to more effectively teach social thinking and related social skills in a practical and engaging way

 

Michelle Garcia-Winner Founder, Social Thinking®

Monday, October 10th 5:00-6:30

Stanley Library

 

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LOCAL PARENT EDUCATION EVENTS

Denise Pope: Helping Your Child Excel: College, Career, Life

Monday September 26, 2016 6:00-8:30

Dublin High School, Performing Arts Center

To purchase presale tickets send a check or money order to:

Dublin Integrity In Action

Attention: Teri Kenney

P.O. Box 2071 Dublin, CA, 94568

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigating the journey of parenting the challenging child: Some perspectives, emotions, and strategies for getting through.

Parents of Orinda Individuals in Special Education (POISE) and OUSD will be hosting the first in a year-long series of presentations geared toward parenting children with special needs. 

Lori Debay-Crowley, founder of the Ability Awareness Program, which is a program designed to encourage students to embrace their challenges and adopted by California schools 

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm 

OUSD Board Room 

8 Altarinda Road 

 

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Kelly McGonigal - How to Make Stress Work for You

Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m.

Acalanes Performing Arts Center

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, from Stanford University, convincingly delivers the message, supported by research, that stress can make us stronger, smarter, and happier-if we learn how to embrace it. She is the author of "The Upside of Stress" and has one of the most viewed TED talks of all time. 

Presented by Acalanes Parent Ed. Got questions? Contact gwenhelvey@sbcglobal.netor hollynolan@comcast.net 

 

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Documentary Film: Miss Representation:

Women's Portrayal in Mainstream Media

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

The film explores the way in which mainstream media contributes to the under representation of women in a variety of spheres.

 

Julie Lythcott-Haims: "How to Raise An Adult"

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:00-7:30

OUSD Main Offices

8 Altarinda Road, Orinda

Event information and reservations

 

Documentary Film: The Mask You Live In:

Exploration of Our Narrow Definition of Masculinity

Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m.

The film explores the difficulty young men face as they struggle to stay to themselves and yet meet society's narrow expectations.

 

Start Smart: CHP Visit and Presentation

Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.

New drivers and parents: come out for an impactful presentation on what is at stake any time a driver gets behind the wheel of a car and how to eliminate high-risk behaviors. Register at CHP-BayArea.Eventbrite.com

 

Documentary Film: A Brave Heart:

The Lizzie Velásquez Story

Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

This film portrays the deeply moving journey of a young woman who was born with a rare syndrome and has chosen to stand up and speak out - on youtube, at Tedx, and on Capitol Hill.

 

All events will be held at the AHS Performing Arts Center