What Parents Need to Know

We are working on our annual Parents’ Academy program schedule.  This is an ongoing effort to provide timely and useful information on a variety of topics of interest to our parents. What would you add to the list?

Parents’ Academy

2009-2010

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, October 27th, 8:15a.m. – Veracross Refresher

8:15-9:00am – Veracross Refreshercancelled
In advance of the first report cards of the year come get a Veracross refresher. Everything parents need to know about the school information system will be covered in this session. Both new and returning parents will benefit as recent updates and changes to Veracross will be covered.
(Recommended for all parents)
Presenters: Mrs. Tison and Mrs. Reedy

Tuesday, October 27th, 7p.m. – Crash Course in Social Networking  (RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 10TH)

7:00-8:00pm – Crash Course in Social Networking
Facebook, Twitter, and texting are some of the most popular modes of social networking today. This crash course will give parents an overview of how these networks operate, usage among youth, and practical advice for parents.
(Recommended for parents 5-8)
Presenters: Mr. Cox and Mrs. Savage
Bring Your Own Laptop session.

Tuesday, November 10th, 7p.m. -
7:00-8:00pm – Crash Course in Social Networking

Facebook, Twitter, and texting are some of the most popular modes of social networking today. This crash course will give parents an overview of how these networks operate, usage among youth, and practical advice for parents.

(Recommended for parents 5-8)

Presenters: Mr. Cox and Mrs. Savage

Bring Your Own Laptop session.

Tuesday, December 8th, 7p.m. -Poe Center Drug Awareness Demonstration

(Recommended for parents ???)
Presented by Poe Center Staff

Tuesday, January 12th, 7p.m. –

Virtual Worlds and the Elementary Age

7:00-8:00p.m. – Virtual Worlds and the Elementary Age
Club Penguin, Webkinz, and Neopets are a few of the many virtual worlds designed for and used by elementary kids. This session will provide an brief overview of these worlds, elementary age usage, and the future of these worlds.  Plenty of Q & A as we go along.
(Recommended for parents K-5)
Presenter: Mr. Cox

Tuesday, February 9th, 7p.m. - Bullying

presentation arranged by Savage?????

Tuesday, March 9th, 7p.m. - Learning Teams and St. Timothy’s School

7:00-8:00p.m. – Learning Teams
The faculty of St. Timothy’s School are using Learning Teams to ensure the best learning experiences for our students. Come learn about these collaborative teams and what we have accomplished this year.
(Recommended for all parents)
Presenters: Mr. Cox, Mr. Bailey, and several learning team representatives


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010, 7p.m. -
Move Over Dick and Jane: Reconsidering Books for Beginning Readers

What constitutes a book for beginning readers? Do they come in one format or many?  The Geisel Award books are bold departures from many of the leveled series.  Many of these books signal a new era of innovating writing and book design for beginning readers.  Prepare to change your perceptions of what makes a great book for early readers. Learn how to match these innovative books to the developmental needs of early readers.
(Recommended for Parents K-2)
Presenter: Mr. Cox & Mrs. Bardeen
Program note: This presentation will be based on a program to be delivered at the American Library Association Conference in Washington D.C. summer of 2010.

Tuesday, May 11th, 7p.m. – ERB Tests

Everything parents need to know to interupt results of the ERB tests.
(Recommended for parents ???)
Presenter: Mr. Bailey and Mrs. Savage

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