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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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High School Challenge – Making the Most Out of Four Years
Register for this class 4/20/17
In this 90-minute course, three Orange County Teachers of the Year will present helpful insight into three core areas: academics, electives/extra-curricular activities, and community outreach. This course is designed for all parents who want their child to be competitive in both the college and workplace markets. In this constantly changing world, both colleges and businesses are shifting their focus. This shift requires a four year investment. This is why it is in your child’s best interest to take advantage of all available high school opportunities for potential maximization. Topics discussed will include how to encourage your child to pursue a well-rounded education, and how to balance all of his/her pursuits. You will leave this evening with a better understanding of how best to focus your particular student’s efforts.

Presenters: Amanda Wolf, Kathleen Switzer, Sunshine Cavaluzzi
Date:  April 20, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
Taking It Up a Notch: Transition From Middle to High School
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Register for this class 5/11/17
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.
Presenters: Amanda Wolf, Frank Perez
Date: May 11, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
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: May 17, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia

How to Prepare Your Child to Stay In College
This class will teach you strategies and tips to help your child survive and thrive his/her first year of college and beyond. Among topics discussed will be the top 10 reasons college students leave or drop out.

Presenter: Peyton Pike, Counselor
Date: May 31, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia

The Love and Logic Approach to Parenting
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Would you like to sharpen your skills for raising happy and well-behaved kids with
positive, loving tools? The Love & 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.

Although this may sound easy, never before in history have parents been faced with so
many challenges! The Love & 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 a new baby or navigating the turbulent teens, these strategies
and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions.
Dates:  Feb. 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, 2017
Location: Ruby Drive Elementary School, 601 Ruby Dr., Placentia, CA.
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Classes will be held for 6 weeks on Fridays)
Health Development
Do you have questions about your child’s development? Do you need some tools to effectively communicate with your child about how their body is changing? Would you like to learn the best ways to keep your child healthy? Our district nurses will answer some of these very important parent concerns. This class will focus on the health and development of your child in the areas of physical, emotional and mental abilities. You will learn what to expect as your child matures, and parenting tips in each of these areas.

Presenter: Michelle DeHaven
Date: March 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia
Common Sense Parenting Tips - Location: District Board Room
 PLEASE CALL DAVID GREEN (714) 985-8670, EXT. 82658 if you are interested.
**Reservation only**  It’s not easy raising children in today’s hectic and high-pressure world. Every family needs help from time to time. The trick for most parents is how to find the right resources and the time to get the help they need.
After decades of serving thousands of parents and children across the country in evidence-based parenting classes, Boys Town has developed a time-efficient and high-impact parenting series called Parenting Café.

CSP classes can help you with:
  • Balancing discipline with affection
  • Praising your child’s good behavior
  • Reducing a child’s problem behavior
  • Power struggles between you and your child
  • Effective communication

This is a six-week course. At the first meeting an overview of the program will be presented.
Presenter: Boy’s Town Staff
Date:         April 17, 2017 (all Mondays)

                 April 24, 2017

May 1, 2017

May 8, 2017

May 15, 2017

May 22, 2017  

Time:         6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location:    200 Conference Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia

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: Charlotte Whitney, Community Service Programs
Date: April 27, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia