Parent Ed Events

Past Parent Ed Events: Spring 2019

Understanding Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade ERB CTP Scores 

Thursday, January 24
8:15 a.m.
The score reports from the Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program can be confusing. In this workshop the vocabulary used on the Individual Subscore Report including Norms, Scale Scores, Percentile Ranks, Content Standards Mastery Scores and Stanines will be demystified. Come learn what your child’s scores really mean.  (Student Score Reports will be mailed to parents prior to this gathering.)

How do we talk to our kids

Saturday, February 2
5:00 p.m.

Join Presbyterian School and First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m. for a presentation in Fellowship Hall. Megan Michelson with The Birds & The Bees will lead a live program that encourages and equips parents to have age appropriate conversations with their young children about sex.  Where do babies come from? How is that baby going to get out of there?  The Birds & Bees want parents to answer these questions when their kids are asking them in order to create a foundation for future conversations. In today's sex saturated culture, the idea of "the talk" at age 13 is too late.  Their goal is to replace that one talk with several smaller talks so that your kids can hear your voice and values.  They want parents to be prepared and have a plan for when the questions start, because it will be sooner than you think.

Many parents come to the program nervous and intimidated about this topic and leave feeling encouraged and empowered.  For more information, please visit the Birds & Bees website.

*Free childcare is available for ages 2 months through 5th grade. Make your reservation by emailing names, ages, and additional information such as allergies to Reservations must be received by 11:59 pm, January 28. Your reservation is complete when you receive a confirmation email. Childcare space is limited. Make your reservation now!

Lower School Homework Help

Thursday, February 7
8:15 a.m.

How involved should I be when my child is doing homework? Should my child already know how to do these assignments? What is the purpose of homework? These questions and more will be answered by a panel of teachers representing each grade level. You are invited to join us and learn more about best practices when it comes to supporting your child at home.

Mysteries of Everyday Math Explained

Wednesday, March 6
8:15 a.m.

Math Specialist Brooke Raish will lead an active, hands-on workshop looking at the ways Everyday Math approaches learning through the use of manipulatives, number talks, strategies, and algorithmic choice. Parents will have the opportunity to see math through the eyes of their children and will gain insights into the research base for the PS math curriculum. Come join the conversation!

New Year - New Spaces

Wednesday, April 10  
8:15 a.m.

Wondering about the future of Presbyterian School? 

The latest educational research encourages us to, "think of space primarily as a way to change behavior, not as a facilities project or a showpiece for our brand.” With this in mind, we designed our Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School classrooms with a purpose to facilitate better learning for every child, every day.  

Join Headmaster, Dr. Mark Carleton, as he explains how space plays a transformative role in student learning. Get a sneak peek at our new learning spaces coming August 2019. 

Dad's Only Breakfast

Tuesday, April 16
7:30 a.m.

All fathers are invited to join Presbyterian School's Athletic Director, Marty Durden for a breakfast discussion. Dine with Coach Durden to learn more about being a father, husband and leader in a changing world.

Breakfast is $10. Click here to pay and reserve a spot at the Dad's Breakfast.

As a reminder, PreK - 8th grade students may participate in Before School PS+ from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 


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.