Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Mill Pond School 
6 Olde Hickory Path
Westborough, MA 01581

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Elementary and Middle School Hot Topics

A workshop event for parents and caregivers 

Come to the second Elementary and Middle School Hot Topics event featuring workshops designed for parent/caregivers of elementary and middle school students (K-8).

This event is co-hosted by Westborough Public Schools, Westborough Youth & Family Services and Westborough Connects.

Educators and experts will lead workshops focused on these important topics (for detailed descriptions, go HERE.

  • The Art and Science of Having Difficult Conversations with Your Teen, Patrick Nash, Assistant Principal Gibbons Middle School; Lisa Livens, Adjustment Counselor Gibbons Middle School

  • Chill Skills: Helping your Child to Manage Stress, Dana Catarius, Fales School Counselor; Matt Travis, Fales School P.E. Teacher

  • Food Matters! How to Create and Foster Healthy Relationships with Food, Catherine Nourse, MPH, RDN, LD

  • Social-Emotional Learning at School and Home, Kim Tynan, WPS Clinical and Social Emotional Learning Coordinator; Kristen Vincent, Responsive Classroom Certified Consulting Teacher & WPS school committee member

  • Supporting Students with Dyslexia in the Westborough Public Schools K-6,Elizabeth Berry, PK-3 Literacy Coordinator; Stephanie Nephew, 4-6 Literacy Coordinator; Megan O’Connell, Third Grade Teacher; Bridget Sullivan, School Psychologist

  • Understanding Children’s Behavior to Prevent and Respond to Conflicts, Maura Kovaleski, Assistant Principal Mill Pond School

  • Youth Behavior Risk Survey: What do We Really Know About Our Kids?, Roger Anderson, WPS Director Wellness & Physical Education; Chip Dapolite, WPS Resource Officer; Westborough Police Chief Jeff Lourie

  • Mindfulness for Parents and Caregivers, Chandra Velpula, Synergy Wellness Center

Parents/caregivers will be able to attend two workshops -- each 40 minute workshop will run twice. Hope to see you there!!