October 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. Childcare and interpretation services are provided.

Here are the October 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.

IMPROVE THE WELL-BEING OF YOUR FAMILY THROUGH SELF-CARE
(presented in English)
Wednesday, 10/2  7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Self-care is vital for our overall well-being. This workshop focuses on providing the knowledge and skills to help families develop a self-care plan. Learn how self-care activities can help you cope with stress and improve your mental, emotional, and physical health. Facilitated by EveryMind.
Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
(presented in English)
Wednesday, 10/2  7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Support your children by learning to navigate the many online resources available to all MCPS students. This workshop will address the fundamentals of the inquiry process, delve into searching a variety of databases, and compare free resources vs. subscription databases. Accessing eBooks and audiobooks using the Sora app will be also be explored. Presented by MCPS staff.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 13737 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

ACTIVE PARENTING (6 parts)
(presented in English)
Thursday, 10/3  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, how to handle power struggles, and join in a discussion about positive discipline techniques. This is the first of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Other parts in the series will be held October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, and November 7.
Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

VIETNAMESE FAMILY WORKSHOP
(presented in Vietnamese)
Monday, 10/14  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Hear how to access school system resources and services that are available to you and your child. Learn tips to stay informed, monitor your child’s performance, and communicate with school staff. Presented by MCPS staff.
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

DISCIPLINE WITHOUT THREATS AND BRIBES
(presented in English)
Wednesday, 10/16  7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Alternative discipline tools will be the focus of this how-to workshop. Discover the power of the logical consequence approach instead of punishment. Come and learn positive ways to keep peace in your home. Facilitated by the Parent Assistant Resource (PAR).
Mill Creek Towne Elementary School, 17700 Park Mill Drive, Rockville, MD 20855

FAMILY, FAITH, AND YOUR SCHOOL
(presented in English)
Wednesday, 10/23  7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Come and learn helpful information about the MCPS Religious Diversity Guidelines. This workshop will address how to communicate with school staff and how to report bullying. Tips regarding navigating the school system and unexcused absences for religious reasons will also be shared. Presented by MCPS staff.
Tilden Middle School, 11211 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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