Parent Education: Past Sessions

We are pleased to have hosted the following sessions as past of our Parent Education series:

Dr. Tina Bryson & Georgie Wisen-Vincent
Raising Innovators: Encouraging Creativity, Emotional Resilience, and Big Picture Thinking for Successful Kids in a Modern Age
Wednesday, January 16 | 6:30 pm | Community Hall

Did you know that nurturing your child’s drive to innovate creates a life-long template for emotional resilience? It’s how we playfully collaborate with our kids that give children a natural advantage as confident, competent, creative thinkers who are better prepared to step up to life’s curveballs – calm in the storm, able to observe and describe their emotions, try on flexible perspectives, act on their own initiative, work well with others, and experiment with new solutions until problems are solved. From curious preschool-age to the storm and stress of middle and high school, modern kids will need fresh, innovative skills to grow and thrive in this fast-paced generation.

DR. MELISSA JOHNSON
CLIQUES, CONFLICTS, & CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, October 16 | 6:30 pm, Community Hall
Dr. Melissa Johnson, psychologist and founder and CEO of the Institute for Girls’ Development, will offer practical strategies to help you empower your daughter. Dr. Johnson’s popular parent presentations provide tools for helping girls navigate their social and emotional worlds with connection and zest.

LORI GETZ
OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY
(5th & 6th Grade Students & Parents)
Tuesday, December 4 | 8:30-10:30 am, Community Hall
Lori Getz returns to Saint Mark’s for a second year. In this session, she will help facilitate more meaningful conversations between students and their parents regarding stranger awareness, personal safety, screen time, gaming, texting, and social networking interactions.

MATH WITH COACH MAGGIE (2nd Grade)
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Second grade parents joined our Math Coach Maggie Young for a morning of hands-on learning. Parents had the chance to practice the Singapore approach to learning addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.

AGES AND STAGES: KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE
SHARON LEE & JANEL UMFRESS
Wednesday, October 3 | 8:30-9:30 am, Innovation + Design Studio
Our student support team of learning specialists will present developmental stages for your child’s emotional, cognitive, and educational development. There will be time for Q&A.
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MATH WITH COACH MAGGIE (3rd Grade)
Tuesday, October 9 | 8:30-9:30 am, Innovation + Design Studio
Third grade parents are invited to join our Math Coach Maggie Young for a morning of hands-on learning. We will explore the Singapore approach to learning multiplication and division. We will use manipulatives to show concrete examples of problems and discuss best practices for learning multiplication and division tables.
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ROGER BRIDGES
MAKING THE CASE FOR BOYS IN INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: AN EQUITY (AND INCLUSION) ISSUE
Wednesday, October 10 | 6:30 pm, Community Hall
Roger Bridges, Assistant Head of School and Director of Counseling at Echo Horizon School in Culver City, will invite us to engage in a conversation about the ways in which we could and should support boys to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. He will provide practical examples of effective programming and supports for boys and lead us in discussions about self-regulation and discipline as they relate to best practices and positive outcomes for boys.
RSVPs requested. Child care will be provided for Saint Mark’s students. Click here to RSVP or request child care.