Parent Ed Events

One of the central values in Presbyterian School's mission is the family’s role in the educational partnership.  From our beginning thirty years ago, the School has been and continues to be committed to educating parents along with students.  Our Parent Education Program has long sought to provide a substantive curriculum for adult learners—parents, grandparents, faculty members, and friends alike.  Our parent education offerings span a variety of topics designed to appeal to a diversity of ages, disciplines, and issues so that parents of Early Childhood students benefit as do parents of Lower and Middle School students.  Our Parent Ed program focuses on topics that educate Presbyterian School families on our six core values; perseverance, courage, integrity, gratitude, respect and compassion.  

Past Parent Ed Events: 2021-2022

PS: TED Talk - Digital For Good

October 22 at 8:15 a.m. (FPC LC181)

Join Head of School, Dr. Mark Carleton, as he dives into the new book Digital for Good by Richard Culatta as well as other timely resources. Dr. Carleton will explore how schools and parents can partner in the effort to create pathways for our children to be positive and productive "digital citizens." 


October 29 at 1:30 p.m. (Founders Hall Plaza)

Take advantage of our location and experience what our students experience at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). All parents are invited to join PS Parents, Kellie Lawrence (Sadie, '23 and Rose, '27) and Jeryn Mayer, (Eli, '22 and Issac, 24) to broaden our art understanding and appreciation! On this visit, you will explore the new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for international modern and contemporary art. 


Our Path Forward: Unveiling our Strategic Plan

December 6 at 8:15 a.m. OR at 6:00 p.m.
Beginning in 2018 the School's Board of Trustees began a comprehensive process of engaging members of every school constituency to chart the best and most exciting path forward for Presbyterian School.  Three years, one global pandemic, and a host of other compelling issues later, we are excited to present Our Path Forward to families. Join Head of School, Mark Carleton, to learn more about the Presbyterian School of tomorrow. This parent education event is being offered at two different times. Please join us for the time that works best with your schedule.

PS: TED Talk - How to Raise an Adult

March 3 at 8:15 a.m. 
Do we define our child's success too narrowly? Is this misguided definition of success leading us to harm a generation of young adults - our children? Join Head of School, Dr. Mark Carleton for a Parent Ed, as he explores the latest research on how to raise children who are ready for adulthood. 

Sensory Development with Brittany Smith

April 7 at 8:15 a.m. 

Parents are invited to join Brittany Smith, Pediatric Occupational Therapist to gain an understanding of sensory development and how it affects children. Signs of sensory issues can include:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Emotional sensitivity
  • Difficulty with social skills
  • Frequent Meltdowns/Tantrums
  • Picky eating
  • Sleep issues
  • Attention/Focus issues
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Anxiety

Parents will be provided with practical tools and tips to make daily routines with their children more successful.


If you have any questions about a parent education event, please contact Mimi Traylor, Director of Annual Fund & Volunteers. Feedback from events and suggestions for future events are also appreciated.