November Workshops for Lake Seneca Families

The MCPS Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement offers workshops throughout the school year for parents and guardians that cover topics ranging from social media and cybersafety to homework, special education, and college preparation. All workshops are FREE and occur at schools and locations throughout Montgomery County; registration is recommended. Free childcare and interpretation services are provided.

Here are the November workshops we think will interest Lake Seneca families most. Unless otherwise indicated, workshops are suitable for parents and guardians of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. For the full list of scheduled workshops, visit the MCPS Parent Academy online. Descriptions below provided by MCPS.

Monday, 11/5  7:00-8:30 p.m.
How to Handle Homework Battles (presented in English)
Is it a battle to get your child to do homework? Wondering what to do? Find out how to support your child with his/her homework. The place, time, scenery, and noise can all affect the outcome of successful homework time. Learn tips for promoting peaceful homework experiences. Presented by Parent Assistance Resource (PAR).
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, 11/7  7:00-8:30 p.m.
Personality Traits that Result in Positive Student Outcomes (presented in English)
This is an insightful training session that will explore how personalities and behaviors affect the quality of interpersonal and school relationships. Through role playing, case study review, and lots of interaction, participants will have multiple opportunities to delve into how they can make a difference in their relationships and achieve positive family outcomes. Facilitated by Living Life International.
Newport Mills Middle School, 11311 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington, MD 20895

Wednesday, 11/7  6:00-7:30 p.m.
Spanish Family Workshop: Effective Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences (presented in Spanish)
Parent/guardian-teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home-school communication and family engagement. Come learn tips and strategies to prepare for an effective parent/guardian-teacher conference.
Rocking Horse Road Center Auditorium, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Thursday, 11/8  7:00-8:30 p.m.
Effective Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences (presented in English, Spanish, Amharic, French, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese)
Parent/guardian-teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home-school communication and family engagement. Come learn tips and strategies to prepare for an effective parent/guardian-teacher conference.
Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr, Rockville, MD 20852

Thursday, 11/15  7:00-8:30 p.m.
Cybersafety and Social Media (presented in English)
Learn about common websites, applications used by children, and safety issues related to computer and cell phone use. In addition, hear strategies for monitoring the use of social media in your household. Presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Kingsview Middle School, 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874

Wednesday, 11/28  7:00-8:30 p.m.
Positive Communication (presented in English)
Is it difficult to interact with your child? During this workshop, you will learn strategies to strengthen family communication, explore techniques to understand verbal cues, and establish age appropriate expectations for behavior and consequences. Presented by Parent Assistant Resource (PAR).
Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

 

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