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PARENTING SUPPORT COURSES

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, 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: Tuesdays, February 6 - March 13, 2018)
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sierra Vista Elementary School, 1811 N. Placentia Ave., Placentia
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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.

Date: February 8, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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
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ACADEMIC COURSES

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.

Date: May 17, 2018 (Thursday) – Spring class
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
Presenters: Amanda Wolf, Sunshine Cavaluzzi, Kathleen Switzer
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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.

Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Professional Development Academy, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda
Presenter: Kim Voge
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COLLEGE-RELATED COURSES

College Essay Writing – Walk Away With a Draft **Limited to 50 Students**
(Please note -- this course is two Saturday sessions for students. Participants should 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.

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
Presenter: Desi St. Amant
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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!

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

The Rx Project: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse and Building Relationships that Matter - (PARENTS ONLY)
What makes teens thrive through the challenges of life? The single most common finding is that children that do well have at least one stable and committed relationship with a parent or other adult. Please join us to learn about the factors that make parent-teen relationships matter, and how parents can take a leading role in preventing prescription drug (Rx) abuse among teens. We will discuss how and why teens today are abusing prescription drugs, and how to secure medications at home. We will also talk about ways parents can strengthen their relationships with youth, making teens more likely to do well in school and avoid drug use.

Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
Presenter: Wayfinders
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