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

Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
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!
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Enhancing Your Child's Self-Esteem and Resiliency

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
Presenters: Sharon Jackson, MS., MFC, and Retired District Principal; E. Ann Test, MS., Ed.D., and Retired District Principal
*This presentation is designed for parents of preschoolers through 8th grade.

Join us for an interactive presentation and discussion on your child and his/her need to successfully reach full potential in this complicated world. We will be presenting significant research on child growth and development, the Building Blocks of Self-Esteem, and the 40 Developmental Assets – all of which are critical to helping your child develop self-confidence and self-esteem. We will share some common scenarios in homes and schools, and we will present a number of strategies for immediate use – at home and at school. They really work! (Plus a sidebar on children’s books – with prizes!)
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College Essay - Walk Away With a Draft (High School Students Only - 50 Spaces Available)

Date: March 7 & 28, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
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.

Class size is limited. Please plan to attend both sessions. Box lunch will be served both days.
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way 

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. Learn how to:

  • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
  • Stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • Help kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  • Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators

Winter Classes

Dates: Tuesdays, January 7 – March 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: PYLUSD Professional Development Academy, 4999 Casa Loma Ave. Yorba Linda, CA 92886

*Last 5 sessions - Love and Logic: Supporting Youth with Special Needs

Dates: Wednesdays, January 15 – March 25, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Kraemer Middle School, 645 N Angelina Dr. Placentia, CA 92870

*Last 5 sessions - Love and Logic: Supporting Youth with Special Needs

*Spanish interpretation provided.
*Childcare provider for ages 5+.  

Dates: Fridays, January 10 – February 21, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Ruby Drive Elementary School, 601 Ruby Dr. Placentia, CA 92870

*Spanish interpretation provided.
*Childcare provider for ages 1-4.

Fridays, February 21 – March 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Rio Vista Elementary School, 310 N Rio Vista St. Anaheim, CA 92806

*Spanish interpretation provided.
*Childcare provider for ages 1-4.

For more information please contact NOCE at (714) 992-9500 or Heather Reekstin (714) 985-8479 or