Parent Ed Events

Parent Ed Events: Spring 2020


Understanding Your Child's ERB Scores

Monday, February 24
8:15 a.m.
LC181

This past December, 4th-6th grade students participated in our annual ERB CTP5 assessment program. Reports on individual student performance will be released to parents in a few weeks online through our report card website, www.reports.pshouston.org

Please join us at this upcoming parent education event to discuss the School's use of the CTP5 program. During this session, we will review the meaning of each number on your child's reports and the value it offers as a snapshot of your child's progress to master the various concepts assessed.

We will speak generally, so student-specific questions are best addressed with Mrs. Becky Swope, the Lower School Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, for grades 4 and 5, and Charlie Gramatges, Head of Middle School, for grade 6. We look forward to learning together!


Sex Education

Tuesday, February 18
8:15 a.m.
LC181

In keeping with the Presbyterian School values of nurturing students and providing education of a high quality in a Christian environment, MS Counselor, Cortney Kindall-Ritchey and EC/LC Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Becky Swope, are overseeing the School's sex ed curriculum for 5th and 7th grade students focusing on developmentally appropriate information on sex education. 

5th grade students are introduced to elements of puberty development with the help of outside medical professionals. 7th grade students begin their sex ed unit through a unit on Reproductive Science in Science class with medical professionals providing more in-depth information about puberty development as well as information about STDs and abstinence-forward education. The 7th grade sex ed curriculum also includes education about healthy relationships, from friendships through dating, all aspects of consent, including photo sharing, respect for privacy, and relationship development.

Parents are invited to learn more about our sex ed curriculum at this upcoming parent education event.


How to talk to your kids about..."Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" 

Saturday, February 1
5:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Join Presbyterian School and First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 1, at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall for a presentation followed by time for parents to have dinner at a local restaurant. Childcare is available from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm with a reservation.*

Kristen A. Jensen, author of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" will provide you with the appropriate language to engage your children in open, healthy dialogue regarding pornography and exposure to explicit content. Kristen explains the science behind pornography's effect on the brain and empowers children to turn away from pornography with the powerful CAN DO plan. 

*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 childcare@fpchouston.org. Reservations must be received by 11:59 pm, January 27. Your reservation is complete when you receive a confirmation email. Childcare space is limited.

 

Past Parent Ed Events: Fall 2019


How do we talk to our kids about......anxiety and depression?

Saturday, September 14 
5:00 p.m.
LC181

Dr. Crystal Collier, LPC-S has worked with individuals suffering from mental, behavioral, and substance use disorders since 1991. Her areas of expertise include adolescent brain development, parent coaching, family of origin therapy, prevention programming, and training new clinicians. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and a doctorate in Counselor Education. Presentation followed by time for parents to have dinner at a local restaurant. Childcare is available from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm for children 2 months through 5th grade with a reservation. 

*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 childcare@fpchouston.org. Reservations must be received by 11:59 pm, September 9. Your reservation is complete when you receive a confirmation email. Childcare space is limited. Make your reservation now!


Playdates to Powerpoint

Thursday, September 19
8:30 a.m.
Living Room
Join PS Parent, Anna McKay for a Parent Ed to discuss the transition of stay at home parents returning to work. Are you considering a return to paid work? Anna McKay, Career Transition Coach for Stay at Home Parents returning to paid work can help start you down the right path. Come learn how to figure out the next career for you, find out what you can do now to prepare to go back to work, and what to do about a gap on your resume for childcare responsibilities. 
 

Questions?

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.

EMAIL MIMI TRAYLOR