Parent University Returns on November 19

Parent University is coming back to Melrose on November 19th! Join the Melrose Education Foundation and the Melrose Public Schools for a free morning of workshops and discussions for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. Childcare will be available, but registration is required.

Parent University will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 8:00 am-12:30 pm at the Melrose High School Learning Commons (360 Lynn Fells Parkway). Learn more and register for this free event at: melroseedfoundation.org.

The program is specifically designed to be of interest to parents and caregivers of all children—from preschool through grade 12. Parent University sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics, such as: parenting for healthy teen relationships; early childhood literacy; social-emotional success in the classroom and beyond; Google classroom; teaching organizational skills; and planning for college.

Featured speakers include: Robert T. Jones, Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Education at Holy Cross, and senior training consultant for the Anti-Defamation League, who will lead a dynamic workshop on building more supportive, inclusive communities; Julie Shields-Rutyna, Director of College Planning at the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), who will lead a session on college admissions and financing; and Megina Baker, M.A.T., Researcher at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education, who will conduct a workshop called Raising a Reader, Raising a Writer.

Admission to the event is free thanks to the partnership of the Melrose Public Schools, donations from individuals to the Melrose Education Foundation, and support from our generous local sponsors and partners: Rockland Trust, Melrose Cooperative Bank, Gately Funeral Home, Robinson Funeral Home, William & Alley Insurance, Studio 786 Salon & Day Spa, Melrose Housing Authority, Joy Yoga and Melrose Public Library.

For a full list of sessions, schedule and free registration information, please visit: melroseedfoundation.org.

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