M-A parent education series

“Know Your Rights, Know the Law: Sex, Bullying, and Social Media” is the topic of an M-A Parent Education talk on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.

More information and registration available online.

M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.

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Lily’s Wings: An Anti-Trafficking Community Project and Play on May 15

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M-A Parent Education Series examines college admission process on April 25

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Heidi Kasevich, PhD, Founder, Quiet Schools Network is next M-A Parent Ed speaker

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Two M-A Parent Education Series events set for September

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How neuroscience affects learning is M-A parent education talk on Feb. 15

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Devorah Heitner, PhD, of Raising Digital Natives is M-A parent ed speaker on Jan. 23

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“Social Contagion: How to Catch Resilience” is topic of M-A Parent Education Series on Sept. 21

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Dr. Don Williams brings expertise on teens to M-A parent education talk on “college arms race”

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Screening of documentary film “Generation Found” at M-A PAC on Nov. 17

Generation Found,  a powerful new film about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown, will be screened at the M-A Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road) on Nov. 17. The evening will start at 6:30 pm with refreshments and resource tables, followed by remarks at 7:00 from Fay Zenoff […]

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October 27th parent education program at M-A focuses on college readiness

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