Parent Ed. and other events - January 2020
Sun, Jan 12 4:07pm

Dear Parents, 

Here is the updated event list for January. A few more Parent Ed events happening in Jan have been added. Pls take a look:

1. Learning Challenges Resource Fair  
Date: Tue Jan 21  Time:  6P-8P   Venue: the MUR in Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St, Mountain View.
We have providers from a wide variety of areas, from tutoring services to summer camps, speech therapists to art and music programs, social skills programs to lawyers and advocates and many more! Every family can benefit, for students from preschool through high school and beyond! Presented by the SELPA 1 CAC and the MVLA Learning Challenges Committee.

2. **Updated**Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience 
(i) Date : Thu Jan 23  Time:  6:30-8:00pm    Venue: Spangenberg Auditorium, Gunn High School
(ii) Wed Feb 26, 6.30-8.00pm Greene Middle School

Tickets are free and available at:
Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston continues the conversation around screens and teens.  This film examines the science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.  This is a Gunn PTSA Parent Ed Event.  Please join us. All are welcome. 

  • We had screened Screenagers at Hoover 2/3 years back. Those who had seen it then, the Next Chapter will be a good refresher and a continuation. 
  • Please note there is an additional screening in February too. 
3. Workshop on Fostering Empathy & Inclusion in Children and Families 
Date: Tue Jan 28   Time: 6:30 – 8pm   Venue:  Mitchell Park Community Center- Adobe Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd
Free Childcare available.  This is a free workshop on fostering empathy and inclusion in children and families in our community. 
Featured speaker is Todd Wanerman, the co-author of Including One, Including All and longtime contributor to the advancement of early childhood education.  Todd will be joined by local parents Jingjing Xu and Dana Kramer for a panel discussion.  You’ll also hear about the results of a recent Assessment of the Needs of Families and Children in Palo Alto.  To RSVP go to  Questions call Minka, City of Palo Alto @ 463-4953.

4. Notes to My Middle School Self 
Date : Wed Jan 29   Time: 9A-10:30 A    Venue: Fletcher Library
Join Common Sense for a moderated teen panel discussion on the good, the bad, and the realities of the social media landscape in middle and high school.  Hear firsthand from teens about their experiences with social media and their hard-earned advice for parents of younger kids. Learn why kids love social media, where they can run into trouble, and how parents can help them manage.  This event is open to all parents.
5. PAUSD Leadership Summit 2020 - has been moved to the next month, Feb 22nd 
Date -  Sat, Feb 22 Time - 8:30am -2.30 pm  Venue -  Gunn High School 
This parent-centered conference will empower and engage you as we deepen parents’ learning around important topics that affect your child at school and home. The theme of this year's event is “Opening Doors to Student Well being and Success."  We also welcome our Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Mooney. Childcare, continental breakfast, and lunch provided. Register Here. 

Other events:

1. Youth Community Service and City of Palo Alto presents "MLK" to celebrate the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  There will be live music and performances, learn about the past from local youth, engage with the community and on-site projects. 
Date - Mon, Jan 20   Time - 10 am - 1 pm   Venue - Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto