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2015-16 Parent University series kicks off Oct. 14

September 28, 2015

Parent University LogoThe South Glens Falls CSD Parent University series for the 2015-16 school year will kick off with its first of four sessions at 6:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Elementary School with a discussion entitled “Respectful Interactions:
Talk About It to STOP Bullying.”

Talk About It to STOP Bullying is a parent-centered campaign designed to build parental awareness of bullying victimization in middle and elementary school children, and to foster an open dialogue to help victimized children cope, encourage bystanders to act, and redirect the energy of the bully to a more productive and meaningful endeavor. Parents can have a positive effect on their children’s attitudes toward others to encourage respect, courage to do the right thing and speak up, and foster an anti-bullying mentality at home that ideally carries over into their interactions at school and in the community. Parents can also help their children cope with bullying and the effects on a child’s psyche to reduce potential long term effects of childhood bullying. With open and honest discussions about bullying, parents and children can work together to create a healthy and safe environment for all.

Theresa Felton, manager of wellness and safety at Jaeger & Flynn Associates, Inc., is a South Glens Falls mom. She developed the Talk About It to STOP Bullying program as part of her coursework toward earning a masters of science in health promotion.

Additional Parent University events for the 2015-16 school year

Nov. 4 – Digital Relationships – Oliver W. Winch Middle School

The discussion, “Harnessing the Power of 21st Century Technology for Student Success,” will be led by OWWMS Principal Tim Dawkins. The discussion will cover the use of technology in the classroom, the relational aspects of social media, including the newer apps and games that students are using, and the use of social media to keep informed about what students are doing in school. The evening will include a tour of the building’s new “Maker Space.”

Jan. 20 – Healthy Living Choices for Healthy Relationships – Harrison Ave. Elementary

The discussion will focus on ways to encourage a healthy lifestyle for your child through SNAP: Sleep, Nutrition, Activity, Play, and include information about building the foundation for healthy choices. Childcare will be provided.

March 9 – Parent/Teenager Relationships–Maintaining a Healthy Balance – SGFHS

The discussion will focus on character development and healthy relationships between parents
and their teens.

If you would like to receive text message reminders about Parent University programs, send this message: @sgfparentu to 81010. For email reminders send an email to sgfparentu@mail.remind.com.

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