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5th Annual Parent University

Parent University Sponsor

Wakefield, MA – The 5th Annual Parent University will take place Saturday, March 10th at Galvin Middle School from 8:30am – 12pm. The event is sponsored by Wakefield Co-operative Bank and presented by Wakefield Public Schools, Wakefield Academy, Wakefield Parent Partnership, Wake-Up Coalition, Wakefield SEPAC, and WCAT. Parent University is open to the public and parents & caregivers in surrounding area towns are welcome to register.

Parent University provides knowledge and advice from community experts through a series of free workshops focusing on students’ educational experience and well-being. Attendees may choose from a variety of sessions within the categories of Curriculum, Growth Mindset, and “The Whole Child Matters”.

This year’s key note speaker and back by popular demand, Carrie Stack, M.Ed., will present “The Positive Promise: See it, Say it, Share it”.  Ms. Stack is a Certified Life Coach, author and motivational speaker with over 25 years of experience, providing people with skills and tools to make positive changes in their lives.

Curriculum Workshops
What Readers Do
Let’s Talk about Math
Successful Transitions
Taking the Mystery out of College Planning
Raising Money Savvy Children (*sponsored by Wakefield Co-operative Bank)

Growth Mindset Workshops
The Brain is a Muscle that Grows: Teaching Kids to Persevere and Love the Learning Process
The Foundation of Parenting: Successful Communication

The Whole Child Matters Workshops
Understanding Anxiety
Social Media and Your Child
How Nutrition Affects Your Child’s Mood, Behavior & Attitude
Risky Business: What Parents & Caregivers need to Know About Vaping, Edibles & More

Free childcare ‘Kid Camp’ will be provided by Wakefield Academy for ages 4-13. Children will be grouped by age and rotate through activities led by staff at Kidcasso, Kids’ Test Kitchen, Kidzfun, Pedro, Judo, and Sports Zone. Registration for Kid Camp ends March 5th and parents must register for childcare when registering for Parent University.

For more information and to register, please visit sites.google.com/site/WPSParentUniversity

Pictured left to right: Amy Leeman, parent volunteer; Stefanie Alpert, parent volunteer; Oy Zivan, parent volunteer; Dr. Kimberly Smith, Superintendent of Wakefield Public Schools; Catherine Dhingra, parent volunteer; Elaine Guaetta, AVP, Main Office Branch Manager, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Janet Rivers, Mortgage Relationship Manager, Wakefield Co-operative Bank.