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Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Hosts First ‘Parent University’

Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District
Hosts First ‘Parent University’
Administration Holds Academic, Financial and Social Workshops for Parents
 
Mattlin Middle School The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District will be holding their first ever ‘Parent University’ on Wednesday, March 28 at H.B. Mattlin Middle School. This event, which will be available free of charge to all parents of students in grades kindergarten through 12, will feature workshops focusing on academic standards, financing strategies, and the social well-being of their children.  
 
Workshops will include:
•  ABCs of College Admission and How to Pay for College
•  Breakfast on the Go and What’s for Dinner?
•  Choices: Teaching Children to Be Tolerant and Cope Effectively with Bullying
•  Common Core ELA and Math: New Learning Standards
•  Early Literary Success: Reading/Writing
•  English Language Learning with Rosetta Stone
•  How to Talk So Your Teen Will Listen and How to Listen So Your Teen Will Talk
•  Internet Safety
•  POB Independent Research Program
•  School District Budget (Tax Cap)
•  Special Education Round Table
•  Study Skills/Homework: Removing the Impediments to Success
 
Registration begins in H.B.Mattlin Middle School lobby at 6:15 p.m. Following opening remarks at 6:45 p.m., parents will be able to attend two workshops of their choice. Handouts for each session will be posted on the district’s website after the event. 
 
While parents participate in the event, students in grades kindergarten through six can partake in an activity center staffed by district teachers, administrators and high school students.   Over 100 parents have already registered. To RSVP, contact Ms. Jill Gierasch by email at jgierasch@pob.k12.ny.us or by phone at (516) 937-6321 by March 26, 2012.