I am so excited to be a part of this empowering event. Back by popular demand, the Conference is bringing back the Teen Edition. I feel honored to join with a talented group of women to impart wisdom as we connect with teen girls on topics such as finance, relationships, careers, mental health, fashion, and more! It’s all happening on Saturday, March 16th. The Women’s Conference will run concurrently with the Teen Edition from 8 AM – to 2 PM.
Black and Latinx Parents of Arlington — As Election Day draws near, it is important to know where candidates stand on issues that matter to YOU. Come out to the Black & Latinx Issues Candidate Policy Debate on Tuesday, October 30th at 6 PM at Arlington Community Center. The candidates for the County Board are John Vihstadt (I) and Matthew de Ferranti (D) and the candidates for the School Board are Barbara Kanninen (D) and Audrey Clement (I). The event is co-hosted by Arlington Schools Hispanic Parent Association and Just Advocacy with support from the Kernodle Firm. I will serve as moderator. You don’t want to miss this!
One of the first things our children learn about interacting with others, even siblings and family members, is how to be a ‘friend’; how to treat others kindly. In fact, young children take great pride and find security in their friendships. As they mature beyond that idyllic stage and their circle of engagement expands, friendships can become challenging. This parent talk is designed to provide tools to parents and caregivers to help the children in their lives build and maintain healthy friendships. This talk is being hosted by Cameron Elementary School in Alexandria, VA for their parent community. I am looking forward to presenting this talk on behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP).
It is my privilege to present a workshop entitled, Positive Discipline at the Fall Professional Development Day hosted by the Potomac Association of Cooperative Teachers, Incorporated (PACT). PACT is a non-profit professional organization of cooperative preschool teachers in the Washington DC Area. I will be presenting as a certified parent educator on behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). The event will be held at First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA.
We’ve got a great opportunity for you. Earn a little extra cash and have a LOT of fun watching kids soar at Camp Pursuit, a mixed-age STEAM camp for Grades 4 – 8. Camp Pursuit will be held from July 16 – 20 and July 23 – 27 at The Sycamore School, 4600 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. 22203. Campers can choose from a wide array of courses that will stretch their imaginations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics! Want to teach children how to build things? How about coding? Or Aerodynamics? There’s so much to choose from. Check it out http://www.camppursuit.com/virginia!
If you like what you see, here’s a link to the Teacher application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmihiC1iKeuLsYzltnhru8-FrXaq6oQouD9GQs4I_h2s6Q7Q/viewform
Fill it out today! If you have any questions, call 240-570-9037.
Join us at the Arlington Summer Activities Fair coming up this evening at 6 o’clock at Kenmore Middle School. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Camp Pursuit, an exciting new STEAM Camp I am helping to launch in Northern VA.
Students in grades 8-12, come out and learn what you need to do to get into a top college.
During this informative workshop, you’ll hear from internationally recognized college admissions expert, Dr. Kpakpundu Ezeze. Counsellors, admissions professionals, and students around the country agree: his insights are right on target!
Don’t miss it!
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
WHERE: Michigan Park Christian Church, 1600 Taylor Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017
In this workshop, students and their parents will receive valuable advice on navigating key check points on the road to college such as:
- Making high school course selections
- Managing deadlines
- Planning college visits
- Preparing for entrance exams
- Planning strategies for special cases including athletes, artists, students with learning differences, etc.
- Completion of applications
- Seeking financial aid and scholarship options and much more…
With the help of technology, students can apply to more colleges than ever before, making the job of Admissions Directors morechallenging than ever before. With the right tools, you can make sure your application rises to the top of the pile. Join us and learn how!
Registration*: Advance online: $35/person click HERE! At the door: $45.
For more information, call 202-247-5804 or 703-201-5426
*Adults free if joined by paying student
Our children and technology… where to start?!
With all of the other challenges that have faced parents throughout time immemorial, this is a parenting burden that is unique to our age. How to manage the lure and fascination that technology is to our children when, if we’re honest, we’re barely managing it for ourselves!
Technology brings the world effortlessly into our children’s lives in so many wonderful ways: educational opportunities, science culture, and entertainment. Our children can discover things in moments that would have taken many of us hours, possibly days, not to mention a trip to the library or museum to learn. We had to get out into your neighbourhoods, visit interesting and stimulating places, read books, and talk to people.
What a tremendous win… for us!
We are raising the “screen generation”. These young lives are literally being lived through that device that, for many, lives in their hands. So new is this phenomena that the greater effects have yet to be identified.
Let’s get serious about how technology is impacting our kids… and what you can do about it!
On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.
WHEN: May 2, 2017
WHERE: Glebe Elementary School, Arlington, VA
Involving your child in athletics from an early age will provide her with any number of huge benefits that can be nurtured and developed throughout her life.
Team spirit and cooperation, coordination, leadership, physical and mental strength, as well as invaluable interpersonal skills. Additionally, kids learn to cope with frustration and loss while developing the all-important skill of fortitude and perseverance… even when the game may be going entirely in the other team’s favor.
With the numerous challenges that come with sport, so do the essentials to building confidence and competence, particularly in the face of loss.
This is where they learn the importance of taking care of their bodies and how to make choices that support their health and fitness. These are lessons that are invaluable as they grow into adulthood with healthy bodies and minds.
Learn how you can nurture your child’s athleticism and aspirations, while supporting a healthy, positive and confident attitude towards their sport, their teammates and their opponents, as well as themselves.
Presented with CTAB Hoops.
WHEN: March 18, 2017
WHERE: Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA