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1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Placentia, CA 92870 Phone: (714) 986-7000 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Parent University 2017-2018

 Class Descriptions 

 

 

PARENTING SUPPORT

 

Parenting the Love and Logic Way (6-week courses)

Raise happy and well behaved kids with positive, loving tools. The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.

Sounds easy enough, but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! The Love and Logic approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood. Whether you are embarking for the first time with your new baby or navigating the turbulent teens with your youngest, these strategies and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions. Free childcare will be provided at all morning classes.

There are several 6-week course options available for you to choose from:

Dates:       Fridays, September 22 - October 27, 2017 

Time:        8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:   Ruby Drive Elementary School, 601 Ruby Drive, Placentia
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Dates:       Wednesdays, October 11 – November 15, 2017

Time:         6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:    District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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Dates:        Fridays, January 12th - February 16th, 2018

Time:         8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:    Topaz Elementary School, 3232 Topaz Lane, Fullerton
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Dates:       Fridays, February 23rd - March 30th, 2018 

Time:        8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:   Rio Vista Elementary School, 310 N. Rio Vista St., Anaheim
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Dates:       Fridays, March 30th - May 11th, 2018

Time:        8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:   Melrose Elementary School, 974 S. Melrose St., Placentia
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You Matter! Parent Workshop

 

This is a parent workshop that educates parents on the current drug trends, risk and protective factors, and how to prevent youth drug use. The workshop is conducted utilizing the Parents, You Matter! Curriculum.

 

Two presentation dates to choose from:

 

Presenters:  Erika Baca, Parent Liaison, Safe Schools & Support Services, OCDE

                   Michel Chavez, Project Assistant, Safe Schools & Support Services, OCDE

                   Cami Iwata, Project Assistant, Safe Schools & Support Services, OCDE

Date:           October 5, 2017 (Thursday)

Time:           6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location:     District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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Presenters:  Erika Baca, Parent Liaison, Safe Schools & Support Services, OCDE

                   Michel Chavez, Project Assistant, Safe Schools & Support Services, OCDE

                   Cami Iwata, Project Assistant, Safe Schools & Support Services, OCDE

Date:           February 8, 2018 (Thursday)

Time:           6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location:      District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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My Child is Gifted: What a Parent Should Know

 

This presentation comes from the heart of a parent who has three gifted, but extremely diverse children with different cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal needs. Find out all the things she wishes she would have known when they were younger, learn from her experience as an educator in gifted education, and as a mom who lives “giftedness” every day. 

 

Presenter:    Julie Hull, CAG Parent Representative

Date:           December 12, 2017 (Tuesday)

Time:           6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Location:      Professional Development Academy, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda
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ACADEMICS

Easing the Transition from Elementary to Middle School

 

Are you and your child trying to navigate middle school together?  Would you like to learn tips to help support your child to be more successful?  Join us for an overview of strategies pertaining to organization, homework, PE, technology, communication, attendance, and more.

 

Presenters:   Katie DeGraffenreid, Gloria Johnson, Jodi Bonk, Brian Shay

Date:           September 25, 2017 (Monday)

Time:           7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location:      District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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High School Challenge: Transition From Middle to High School

Do your memories of high school make you break out in a cold sweat?  Or just break out?  Do you still have nightmares about failing tests or being late for class?  Do you still sit in the back row at Back to School Night?  Now you are going to relive that excitement and trauma of high school with your precious child!

We’re here to help.  We realize your child is the most important child in the entire high school.  Come to our presentation to get insider tips on surviving the transition from middle school to high school.  We will discuss high school expectations, how to get the most out of your parent teacher relationships, and the things you can do to help your child achieve success in high school and beyond.

 

Choose one of the classes below:

 

Presenters:   Amanda Wolf, Sunshine Cavaluzzi, Kathleen Switzer
Date:           October 12, 2017 (Thursday) – Fall class
Time:           7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location:      District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia

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Presenters:   Amanda Wolf, Sunshine Cavaluzzi, Kathleen Switzer
Date:           May 17, 2018 (Thursday) – Spring class
Time:           7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location:      District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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Google Training for Parents – Keep Up with Your Kids!

 

Get tech savvy with some Google basics. We will cover applications in Google Suite including Drive, Docs, and Slides, and some digital citizenship basics. Participants must have a personal Gmail account (create one for free at mail.google.com). We will have devices for parent use. Class is limited to 40 participants.

 

Presenter:    Kim Voge

Date:           January 31, 2018

Time:           6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location:      District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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COLLEGE

 

College Essay Writing (Parent Focus) – Helping Your Child Take That Next Big Step

If you have ever wondered how to help your child write a college application essay, this is the course for you!  Topics to be covered will include important dates to remember, common essay questions, analysis of the essay components, techniques for finding a great essay topic, and strategies for providing critical feedback and revision techniques.  Although applying to college can be a stressful experience, it doesn’t need to be!

Presenter:     Desi St. Amant
Date:            November 16, 2017 (Thursday)
Time:            7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location:       District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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College Essay Writing – Walk Away With a Draft  **Limited to 50 Students**

(Two Saturday Sessions for Students – please plan to attend both sessions)

The scariest part of the application essay is that you have complete control over it.  Come learn how to get a jump-start on your college application essay.  Topics will include common essay questions and how to address those prompts to showcase your strengths.  Time will also be devoted to writing the application essay in a computer lab with the oversight of experienced teachers, so you can leave with a draft of your college application essay.  It’s time to stop staring at that blank page and turn it into a beautiful college application essay.

Presenter:      Desi St. Amant
Date:             March 3 AND March 24, 2018 (Saturdays)
Time:             12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
Location:        District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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College 201 - The Road to College, Smoothing Out the Bumps

Do you know the difference between college and university?  Do you know the requirements for entrance into a four-year school?  What classes do you need?  What tests do you need to take?  Do you know how to apply for free money?  The road to college is filled with obstacles.  We will provide you with some of the tools you’ll need to navigate this exciting journey!


Presenters:   Deniz Fierro and Brandon Frank
Date:           March 28, 2018 (Wednesday) 
Time:           7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location:      District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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STUDENT SAFETY

 

Internet Safety: Addressing Bullying/Cyberbullying - (PARENTS ONLY)

Come join us for a presentation on cyber safety to find out what your kids are faced with in their peer groups.  The presentation is intended for parents only.

Presenter:       Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Doty
Date:              September 7, 2017 (Thursday)
Time:              7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:         District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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The Rx Project Parent Workshop - (PARENTS ONLY)

 

Community Service Programs, Inc. aims to reduce and prevent drug use throughout Orange County, and the Rx Project focuses specifically on preventing prescription drug abuse among youth by providing educational services to youth, parents, and school staff. Our parent workshop gives an overview of commonly abused prescription drugs, the signs and consequences of abuse, and ways to effectively safeguard medications at home. It also covers the 40 Developmental Asset model, which highlights building blocks for young people's success in school and overall well-being, including practical strategies parents can use to help teens stay drug-free.

 

Presenter:      Community Service Programs

Date:             To be determined

Time:             6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location:        District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
Class schedule coming soon.