Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to educate themselves on a number of school and student-related subjects at Melrose Parent University on November 14th. Organized by the Melrose Education Foundation and the Melrose Public Schools, this morning event will offer two workshop tracks, each with a choice of topics. Parents may attend workshops of interest to them ranging from high school logistics to student health and well-being.
Melrose Parent University will take place from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. A limited number of onsite childcare slots will be available. The event is free and open to the public, but all participants must register in advance.
Partial list of workshops:
- Organization Skills for Success in School and Life
- Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Child
- Financing College in the 21st Century
- Get to Know MVMMS
- Inside MHS
- Introduction to Google Apps for Education
- The Importance of Play
- Differentiating in the Elementary Classroom
- Navigating the Cyber World
“Part of the mission of the Melrose Education Foundation is to educate the community on current topics in education. By giving parents this forum to interact with and directly learn from school leaders and industry experts, we aim to do just that,” explained Lisa Lewis, president of the Melrose Ed Foundation.
Evidence shows that continual parent involvement throughout a child’s school career leads to higher rates of academic success. Melrose joins a growing list of schools nationally that are using the Parent University model to encourage and support parents. “Our goal for this event is to help empower parents to become effective advocates for their children,” stated MPS Superintendent Cyndy Taymore.
To see the FULL agenda and to register for this FREE event, visit: http://www.MelroseEdFoundation.org/ParentU