2016-17 Schedule

2016-17 Parent Education Series Schedule

CARLMONT DATES

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 pm – "Connecting and Communicating with Your Teen" with Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships / Stanford University (Carlmont PAC)
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 pm – "Colleges That Change Lives – Finding the Right Fit" with Maria Furtado, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives (Carlmont PAC)
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 pm – "The Psychology of Technology: Parenting the 'Always-On' Generation," My Digital Tat2,  (Carlmont PAC)
MENLO-ATHERTON DATES
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 pm – Documentary film “Breaking Points,” Panel discussion with M-A Principal Simone Rick-Kennel and faculty/staff members (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 pm – “Defining the New College Readiness”  with Abby Falik, founder of Global Citizen Year, Lloyd Thacker, co-author of Turning the Tide, and Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00 pm – Documentary film “Generation Found," with pre-reception and resource fair, 6:30-7:00 pm, introduction by Fay Zenoff, Executive Director, Center for Open Recovery (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 pm – “Winning Strategies for Finding the Right School at the Right Price” with Lynn O'Shaughnessy, The College Solution (M-A PAC)

SEQUOIA DATES

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00 pm – “Distracted Driving Workshop,” with Kelly Browning, PhD, Executive Director, and Leanna Clegg, Impact Teen Drivers (Carrington Hall)
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 pm – “Turning the Tide: Reforming the College Admissions Process"  with Lloyd Thacker, Founder and Executive Director of The Education Conservancy, co-author of Turning the Tide (Make Caring Common, Harvard University) (Carrington Hall)
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm -- "Winning Strategies for Finding the Right School at the Right Price" with Lynn O'Shaughnessy, The College Solution,  (Carrington Hall)
  • Date TBD – Documentary film - SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age (Carrington Hall)

WOODSIDE DATES

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 pm – Documentary film - SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age (WHS PAC)
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 pm –  "Finding the Right Fit – A Conversation about the College Search" with Maria Furtado, Executive Director, Colleges that Change Lives (CTCL) (WHS MUR)
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 pm  – "Race, Culture, and Identity" with Jack Weinstein, Facing History and Ourselves (WHS MUR) 
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm  – "The Well-Balanced Student" with Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education (WHS MUR)

Questions or suggestions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founding Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net, 650-868-0590. 

Carlmont

UPCOMING EVENT! 

CARLMONT PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
 
“The Psychology of Technology: Parenting the Always-On Generation”

My Digital TAT2, Nonprofit Organization 

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Carlmont High School, Performing Arts Center (PAC)

1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont CA 94002

Registerhttps://mydigitaltat2017carlmont.eventbrite.com

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CARLMONT PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Colleges that Change Lives—Finding the Right Fit”

Maria Furtado, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Carlmont High School, Performing Arts Center (PAC)

1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont CA 94002

Registerhttp://ctcl2016carlmont.eventbrite.com

Join Maria Furtado, nationally recognized presenter and Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), for a conversation about helping your student find the “right fit” for college.

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. 

Maria Furtado speaks all around the country to students, parents, and counselors about college rankings and popular misperceptions about college admission, the strength and worth of a liberal arts education, and tips for students and parents on how to manage the college search.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome! Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

Carlmont Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the Carlmont PTSA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or (650) 868-0590.

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CARLMONT PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Connecting and Communicating with Your Teen”– with Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships / Stanford University

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Carlmont High School, Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Register: http://eranmagen2016carlmont.eventbrite.com

Interested in improving communication with your teen? Dr. Magen guides parents with practical tips about how to listen supportively and communicate effectively with less conflict.  Learn how to encourage your teen to communicate about difficult or emotional topics (school stress, drugs/alcohol, anxiety, self-doubt, relationship issues), respond supportively, and be a safe haven so your teen will approach you when they need you most.
 
Eran Magen, Ph.D., is the founder and scientific director of the Center for Supportive Relationships (http://SupportiveRelationships.org), which provides relational skills training for school districts, higher education institutions, healthcare professionals, and private corporations. Dr. Magen received his MA in education and PhD in psychology from Stanford University, completed post-doctoral training in population health as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, and served as the research director of the department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome! Free admission. Spanish interpretation will be available.

Carlmont Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the Carlmont PTSA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or (650) 868-0590.

Menlo-Atherton

PAST EVENTS: 

M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Winning Strategies for Finding the Right School at the Right Price” with Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)

555 Middlefield Road, Atherton CA 94027

Register online: https://collegesolution2016ma.eventbrite.com

Lynn O'Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, higher-education journalist, speaker, and author of The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Her chief goal is to help families with teenagers shrink college costs and become smart college shoppers. 

Come hear expert information on the following topics - and more!  

* Strategies to increase admission chances

* How to evaluate colleges and universities academically

* The real story behind college rankings

* Will you qualify for financial aid?

* How to tap into the biggest sources of college money

* How to find the most generous colleges for your child

* How investments impact financial aid

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!

Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This event is sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District. 

For more information, contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founding Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.

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M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

Documentary Film “GENERATION FOUND”

Thursday, November 17, 2016

M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)

555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027

6:30-7:00 pm Pre-Reception, Refreshments, and Resource Tables

7:00-8:40 pm Film Presentation 

Purchase tickets online: https://gathr.us/screening/16361

Join us for an important community event on youth addiction and recovery!

From the creators of THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE comes GENERATION FOUND a powerful new film about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!

Spanish interpretation will be available. Ticket purchase required.

This event is sponsored by The Parent Education Series, D’Anne Burwell, author of Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District. 

For more information, contact Charlene Margot, MA, cmargot@csmconsulting.net. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.

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PAST EVENTS: 

M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Defining the New College Readiness” – with Abby Falik, Julie Lythcott-Haims, and Lloyd Thacker

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)

555 Middlefield Road, Atherton

Register: http://collegereadiness2016ma.eventbrite.com

Is your student ready for college? Could he or she benefit from a “bridge” or gap year? How do we define college readiness in the 21st century?

Join us for a conversation on “Defining the New College Readiness” with Abby Falik, founder of Global Citizen Year, Lloyd Thacker, founder of The Education Conservancy and co-author of Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions (report from Harvard GSE), and Julie Lythcott-Haims, prior Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise and Adult.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome! Free admission. Spanish interpretation will be available.

M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored bythe M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or (650) 868-0590. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.

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M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

Documentary Film - “Breaking Points” (The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)

Panel Discussion with M-A Principal Simone Rick-Kennel and faculty/staff members

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC), Menlo-Atherton High School 

 

Register: https://breakingpoints2016ma.eventbrite.com

 

HOMEWORK. COLLEGE ESSAYS. SOCIAL MEDIA. SPORTS. VOLUNTEERING. PART-TIME JOBS. FRIENDS. Teens' lives are jam-packed from the minute they wake up until the time they finally sleep--just keeping up is a daily struggle for many.

Partially filmed at Menlo-Atherton, BREAKING POINTS explores the stress and pressures our teens face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways that some of them cope. This powerful film is part of The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids' Medicine Abuse Project, a national action campaign with the goal of preventing and addressing prescription medicine abuse among teens.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!
Free admission. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 

 M-A Parent Education Series events are free, sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District. 

 

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, atcmargot@csmconsulting.net or 650-868-0590. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.

 
 

 

Sequoia

PAST EVENTS: 

SEQUOIA PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

"Winning Strategies for Finding the Right School at the Right Price” with Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall

1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City

Register online: https://collegesolution2016sequoia.eventbrite.com

Lynn O'Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, higher-education journalist, speaker, and author of The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Her chief goal is to help families with teenagers shrink college costs and become smart college shoppers. 

Come hear expert information on the following topics - and more!  

* Strategies to increase admission chances

* How to evaluate colleges and universities academically

* The real story behind college rankings

* Will you qualify for financial aid?

* How to tap into the biggest sources of college money

* How to find the most generous colleges for your child

* How investments impact financial aid

Parents, students, faculty/staff and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

Sequoia Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the SHSEF, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founding Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or 650-868-0590. For Spanish, contact Mayela Ramirez, Parent Center Coordinator, 650-367-9780, Ext. 63105.

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SEQUOIA PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Turning the Tide – Reforming the College Admissions Process” – with Lloyd Thacker, founder of the Education Conservancy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Carrington Hall, Sequoia High School

1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City

Register here: http://turningthetide2016sequoia.eventbrite.com

Join us for a conversation with Lloyd Thacker, founder of the Education Conservancy and co-author of Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions. Thacker is leading a national effort to reform college admissions. He will help us understand what is at stake, the forces at play, and how to proceed thoughtfully, ethically, and successfully.   

Before founding the Education Conservancy in 2004, Lloyd Thacker spent 30 years in college admissions and counseling. Thacker is the editor of College Unranked and the author of several research studies on college admissions and financial aid. He is currently collaborating on Turning the Tide, an initiative sponsored by Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common.

Parents, students, faculty/staff and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. 

Sequoia Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the SHSEF, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founding Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or 650-868-0590. For Spanish, contact Mayela Ramirez, Parent Center Coordinator, 650-367-9780, Ext. 63105

 

Woodside

PAST EVENTS: 

WOODSIDE PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Race, Culture, and Identity” – Jack Weinstein from Facing History and Ourselves

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Woodside High School, MUR (Multi-Use Room)

199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside

Register online: https://facinghistory2016whs.eventbrite.com

Join us for a presentation on "Race, Culture, and Identity" from Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. This event will focus on the roles of schools and teachers in creating safe and inclusive environments. www.facinghistory.org

Major themes will include: 

  •      Identity and the power of labels 
  •      Membership in society 
  •      The power of historical case studies to help students connect what they study to how they live
  •      Promoting student engagement and participatory citizenship

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!

Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

Woodside Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the Woodside PTSA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founding Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or (650) 868-0590. For Spanish, contact Maricela Lopez, Bilingual Parent Liaison, at (650) 367-7263 Ext. 45323.

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WOODSIDE PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

“Finding the Right Fit  A Conversation about the College Search” – with Maria Furtado, Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Woodside High School, Multi-Use Room (MUR)

199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside

Register: http://ctcl2016woodside.eventbrite.com

Join Maria Furtado, nationally recognized presenter and Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), for a conversation about helping your student find the “right fit” for college.

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. 

Maria Furtado speaks all around the country to students, parents, and counselors about college rankings and popular misperceptions about college admission, the strength and worth of a liberal arts education, and tips for students and parents on how to manage the college search.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome! Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

Woodside Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the Woodside PTSA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or (650) 868-0590. For Spanish, contact Maricela Lopez, Bilingual Parent Liaison, at (650) 367-7263 Ext. 45323.

 

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Margot, Charlene
Founding Director, The Parent Education Series

Questions or suggestions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founding Director of The Parent Education Series.

Direct: 650-868-0590
Email: cmargot@csmconsulting.net