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Parenting With Vision

  • Parenting with Vision

    Parenting can be tough... so why not gather all of the resources possible?
     
    Parenting with Vision is a series of informational programs and events focusing on parenting issues beginning its 15th season in 2013-2014.  All events are free and no registration is required!
     
    Parents/guardians, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers of children in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to attend.
     
    Programs are generally held in the auditorium of
    Wayzata Central Middle School
    305 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN.
    Program start is generally 11:30 a.m. or 7 p.m.
    (8 a.m. for the Saturday Parenting Forum)
    Parenting With Vision is collaboratively presented by
  • Wayzata Public School's PTA/PTSO Liaison Committee
  • Communities in Collaboration Council
  • Wayzata Public Schools
  • Family Learning Center
  • Demystifying Your Pre-Tween — October 2013

    A panel discussion will be held on Thursday evening, October 24, 2013 in the Wayzata Central Middle School Auditorium.
     
    The Pre-Tween Years are a time of enormous change and growth for children, both socially and academically. Come learn more about what to expect and how to help your child during these transitional years. This free event will feature a panel of district specialists speaking on common areas of concern, including teaching independence, reading to learn, and social and emotional development. Parents will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the panel members and with representatives from community resources.
     
    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments and Mini-Marketplace with Community Resources representatives
     
    7:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Question/Answer with district specialists
        • Ann Fehrenbach, Special Service Title I
        • Doug Johnson, Birchview Elementary Teacher
        • Karen Keffler, Sunset Hill Elementary Principal
        • Susan Strom, Gleason Lake Elementary Achievement Interventionist
        • Cindy Trudell, Gleason Lake Elementary7 Social Worker
    8:30 p.m. - Informal One-on-One Q&A with Panelists
  • Demystifying the High School — January 2014

    Eighth Grade Parents are invited to Demystifying the High School on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the Wayzata High School (WHS) auditorium. The Resource Fair begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Panel Discussion from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
     
    Many parents have questions and concerns when their oldest child is preparing to start High School. Much of this anxiety is because the parents don't know what to expect. This Parenting With Vision discussion panel was designed by parents for parents. It will be especially helpful for first time high school parents to become more informed about WHS. The panelists include high school staff, current and past students and parents. The panelists will share prepared remarks and there will be a time for questions and answers.
     
    Get the answers to these questions, and more:
    1. When and what are the key orientation opportunities for parents and students?
    2. How does scheduling work and what does the school day look like?
    3. What kind of support is available for students and parents?
    4. What are the communication tools?
    5. What do we need to know about the non-academics, like lunch, sports, clubs and activities?
  • Demystifying your Kindergartner — February 2014

    February 6, 2014 in the Central Middle School Library.
    6:00 - 7:00 pm-Refreshments and mini-Marketplace with representatives from a variety of community resources
    7:00 - 8:30 pm-Panel discussion and Q & A with district specialists
    8:30 - 9:00 pm-Informal one-on-one Q & A time with panelists
  • Demystifying your Middle School Student — March 2014

    March 24 in the Central Middle School Auditorium. 
    6:00 - 7:00 pm-Refreshments and mini Marketplace with representatives from a variety of community resources
    7:00 - 8:30 pm-Panel discussion and Q & A with district specialists
    8:30 - 9:00 pm-Informal one-on-one Q & A time with panelists
  • Demystifying the High School — January 2013

    Eighth Grade Parents were invited to Demystifying the High School, a panel discussion on Monday, January 7, 2013 in the Wayzata High School (WHS) Auditorium.
     
    Many parents have questions and concerns when their oldest child is preparing to start High School.  Much of this anxiety is because the parents don't know what to expect. This Parenting With Vision discussion panel was designed by parents to help first time high school parents to be more informed about WHS. The panelists included high school staff, current and past students and parents.  The panelists shared prepared remarks and answered questions from the audience:
    1. When and what are the key orientation opportunities for parents and students?
    2. How does scheduling work and what does the school day look like?
    3. What kind of support is available for students and parents?
    4. What are the communication tools?
    5. What do we need to know about the non-academics, like lunch, sports, clubs and activities? 
    For more information, contact WPS Volunteer Coordinator Charlene Barghini by phone at 763-745-5208 or by email
    • Watch for "Demystifying Wayzata High School" replays on ED's TV on Tuesday January 15 at 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday January 16 at 10:00 a.m. and at other times to be scheduled.
    • The video for online viewing is now posted on the Parenting with Vision video gallery.
  • 17th Annual Parenting Forum — February 2013

    Parenting Forum 17th Annual Parenting Forum
    Saturday February 2, 2013
    8:30am — 12:30pm
    Wayzata Central Middle School
    Featuring a Keynote Panel Discussion (online video now available) in the Auditorium: The State of Wayzata Public Schools featuring Superintendent Dr. Chace Anderson and other school administrators. More than ten workshop offerings along with mini-sessions on a variety of topics about Wayzata Public Schools. Attend the marketplace that will focus on school activities and organizations. Sample food from Culinary Express and shop for items from district student groups and activities. Free and open to the public, no registration is necessary. Childcare during the program is available for children ages 2 through 12 on a limited basis. The charge is $3.00 per child and a maximum $6.00 per family. Call Lisa at 763-745-5271 for reservations.

Parenting With Vision programs are videotaped by Wayzata Public Schools for regular playback on ED's TV - the West Metro Educational Cable Channel. For program schedule and info, visit the ED's TV page. Watch videos of programs posted on the Video Gallery. See a list of program offerings from previous years.
Childcare: childcare during programs is available for children ages 2 through 12 on a limited basis. The charge is $3.00 per child and a maximum $6.00 per family. Call Lisa at 763-745-5271 for reservations.
 
For more information about the Parenting with Vision or the Parenting Forum programs please contact Charlene Barghini by phone, 763-745-5208 or by email.

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