2012-13 Newmark Parent Training Workshop Series
Thursday, September 20, 2012: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - (for Newmark Schools parents only)
How We Shape Student Behavior & Other Frequently Asked Questions
Presented by the Newmark Schools Counseling Department
Learn how we use our school-wide behavior modification system, in conjunction with our social skills curriculums, to help our students achieve maximum social, emotional, behavioral and academic growth. Learn the important role counseling plays for your child during their school day, and how we can most effectively collaborate by helping you learn to teach and reinforce at home the important skills they are learning and practicing each day in school. Workshop is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s counselor, and to ask any of the questions that often arise when your child begins a new school experience. Highly recommended for parents of new students.
Thursday, November 15, 2012: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (open to the public)
Rachel’s Challenge is a powerful, inspirational program, which exists with the goal of creating a permanent positive change by helping others learn how to start a “chain reaction of kindness and compassion.” Rachel’s Challenge was created in memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Following this tragedy, Rachel’s father, Darrell Scott, founded Rachel’s Challenge as a bullying and violence abatement program. Many elementary and high school students have participated in powerful assemblies to help them learn to spread positive change. This workshop is designed to help parents learn about the Rachel’s Challenge program, and how to support their children as they move forward with this program.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – (open to the public)
Creating Employment Opportunities for your Child
The presenter will be Marcia Scheiner, President and Founder of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (ASTEP). ASTEP works with parents of children on the Autism Spectrum and companies to create training and employment opportunities.
This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about the ways parents can work toward helping their children develop and find job skills. Even if your child is in elementary school, it is not too early to start thinking about how to develop independent adults.
All workshops are open to the community (unless indicated) and free of charge. Space is limited so please register online or call 908-753-0330. Workshops will be held at Newmark School, 365 Emerson Avenue, Plainfield, NJ. Get directions.