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Parent University 2020

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The 7th Annual Parent University will take place Saturday, March 21st 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, Wake-Up Coalition, Wakefield Parent Partnership, and Wakefield SEPAC. Parent University is free and parents & caregivers of students in preschool thru high school in Wakefield and surrounding areas are welcome to register.

Parent University provides knowledge and advice from community experts through 15+ workshops to choose from, focusing on students’ educational experience and well-being. Topics range from how to navigate anxiety and mental health, planning for college, social networking, smooth transitioning between grades, and much more.

Wakefield Co-operative Bank will host its ‘Raising Money Savvy Children’ workshop featuring Tom Elkins of Trilogy Financial, which receives rave reviews from attendees each year. The workshop provides parents with useful tools to teach, engage, and talk with kids about money in order to create a foundation for a healthy relationship with money and preparedness for the financial challenges of life.

This year’s keynote speaker is Joani Geltman, MSW, Child Development & Parenting Expert who will delve into her top ten parenting tips.

Free childcare is provided by Wakefield Academy. Kid Camp is a morning of fun activities for children ages 4-13; children will be grouped by age and rotate through activities. Online registration for Kid Camp is required before March 17th.

To view a schedule and description of workshops and to register, please visit the Parent University website.

Pictured left to right: Catherine Dhingra, Wake-Up Coalition Director & Wakefield Health Department; Sarah Roehrich, Parent University Volunteer; Stefanie Alpert, Parent University Volunteer; Karen Fitzpatrick, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent; Jeff Worth, Wakefield Co-operative Bank President & CEO; Doug Lyons, Superintendent, Wakefield Public Schools; Elaine Guaetta, AVP, Main Office Branch Manager, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Christine Bufagna, School Business Administrator, Wakefield Public Schools; Janet Rivers, Wakefield Co-operative Bank Community Relationship Manager.