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There will be a screening of Beyond Measure, the award-winning film from the makers of Race To Nowhere, followed by a panel discussion with the principals of all four Menlo Park schools — Oak Knoll, Encinal, Laurel and Hillview — moderated by incoming district superintendent, Erik Burmeister. It will take place on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm at the Hillview Peforming Arts Center.

Beyond Measure sets out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story. Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. It looks at schools across the country that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education and are shaping a new vision for classrooms. Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change.

As always, free childcare for potty-trained children and light refreshments for all attendees. More information available at: www.mpcsdspeakerseries.com

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SCREENAGERS movie screening & community conversation set for March 12

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park is hosting a screening of the documentary, SCREENAGERS, on March 12 at 6:00 pm. It will be followed by community conversation with a panel of parents and teens. All local parents and children over the age of 8 are invited to attend and stay for a conversation after the screening. SCREENAGERS […]

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MPCSD Parent Education Series announces its Winter/Spring line up

Four talks covering a range of interesting, impactful and engaging topics are on tap. All events are free and open to the public and include free childcare and food. Check out the entire lineup online. First up on January 23 at 6:30 pm  is Effective Discipline from Toddlers to Teens presented by Susan Stone Belton, (Coach, Speaker, Author). Learn what discipline really […]

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The Upside of Stress is next M-A Parent Education topic

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On Thursday, April 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, speak at the M-A Parent Education Series on “The Upside of Stress: Why Stress if Good for You and How to Get Good at It.” Seating is limited; register online. While most of us do everything we can to reduce or avoid stress, […]

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Parent ed topic on March 29 is “Helping Young Athletes Reach Their Potential”

On Tuesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the La Entrada Middle School multi-use room, Steve Smith, PhD will give a talk titled “Helping Young Athletes Reach Their Potential.” He will address: Healthy youth sports participation Specialization issues in youth sports Raising balanced kids Peak performance under pressure Goal-setting and the nature of […]

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Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep host New York Times columnist Frank Bruni

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Menlo School in partnership with Sacred Heart Preparatory is presenting a conversation with New York Times columnist and best-selling author Frank Bruni and Denise Pope of Challenge Success about today’s college admissions process. The event, scheduled for Monday, March 21, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Menlo School athletic center, is free and open […]

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Two free anti-bullying workshops for kids 6-16

Two free community anti-bullying workshops aimed to help children and teens overcome the negative impact of bullying are scheduled for Friday, March 18 and Friday, April 1. Students will learn how to identify bullying behavior, realistic ways to avoid being a target of bullying, and how to stop bullying behavior. This workshops are recommended for children ages 6-16 […]

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Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood is topic on 2/24

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The next Menlo Park City School District Speaker series features author Julie Lythcott-Haims. Her topic is Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood. The talk will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 pm at Hillview Middle School. Julie draws on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in […]

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How to master difficult conversations with your teen is parent education topic on Feb. 4

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The next M-A Parent Education Series event is an evening with Eran Magen , PhD (pictured), on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC). You can register here. Trying to offer support when your adolescent seems upset or stressed can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. In this highly […]

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Next MPCSD parent education talk is Jan. 27

Up next on January 27th: From Control to Connection by Kiran Gaind, Modern Parent Coach @ The Connected Family: Raising Great Parents. Learn basic tenets of brain science, practice mindful listening and self awareness exercises, and begin using connected parenting tools right away with your child of any age, including keeping your relationship strong in […]

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“Overloaded, Underprepared, and Far from Ready for Adulthood” is first topic of M-A Parent Ed series on Aug. 26

Join Denise Pope and Maureen Brown, co-authors of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids, and Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, in discussion of their new books at the initial M-A Parent Education talk on […]

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