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Drug Use Is Life Abuse

Date: September 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has partnered with the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District in an effort to inform parents and educators about the current drug prevention education program offered in the schools under Drug Use is Life Abuse (DUILA). This Parent University presentation allows parents to preview the program that will be taught to students in 5th, 6th, or 8th grade.
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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®/Love and Logic: Supporting Youth with Special Needs™ 

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

*Last 5 sessions include strategies for supporting youth with special needs.  

Participants will learn:

  • A process for understanding the unique needs and competencies of each child
  • How to maintain healthy “can-do” expectations
  • Tips for teaching essential life skills
  • Skills for developing and maintaining a cooperative parent-school team
  • Strategies for reaching discouraged and resistant learners

*Registration for ALL Love & Logic Classes is through NOCE. Please visit to enroll online.  CRN codes for each class can be found under the class listings below. Participants may also enroll in person at the first class.

Fall Classes

Dates: Mondays, September 9 – November 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Location: Morse Elementary School, 431 Morse Ave, Placentia 92870

*No class on November 11.
*Use CRN # 10322 and 10213 to register online at

Dates: Wednesdays, September 11 – November 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Valadez Middle School Academy, 161 E La Jolla St, Placentia 92870

*Spanish interpretation provided.
*Childcare provider for ages 5+.
*Use CRN # 10320 and 10212 to register online at

Dates: Thursdays, September 12 – November 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Location: PYLUSD District Office Board Room, 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia 92870

*Childcare provider for ages 5+.
*No class on October 31.
*Use CRN # 10319 and 10211 to register online at

Fridays, September 13 – November 22, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Topaz Elementary, 3232 Topaz Lane, Fullerton 92831

*Spanish interpretation provided.
*Childcare provider for ages 1+.
*Use CRN # 10318 and 10254 to register online at

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