Parent to Parent Network

Ever had a job where you had no previous experience, no training, you couldn't quit, and peoples' lives were at stake? That's parenting.
--Author unknown

Coming in 2019...
Jan. 22, 2019   RESCHEDULED for Jan. 28, 2019
Simplifying Stevenson
A popular District 96 tradition, the 16th-annual Simplifying Stevenson program for parents of current 8th graders is Jan. 22.  Jan. 28. A panel of Stevenson seniors and freshmen (D96 alumni) and SHS Principal Troy Gobble are ready to answer parents' questions on managing the transition to high school, choosing classes and extracurriculars, and balancing the workload. 
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School Learning Center, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, 7–8:30 p.m.

• Feb. 28, 2019
Growing Up Too Fast 

Popular guest expert Dr. Michael Maniacci will return to District 96.
Learn the biological/psychological effects on kids coping with uncertainty, fear, and too much information. Dr. Maniacci will discuss strategies for coping and finding balance.
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School Learning Center, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, beginning at 7 p.m. 
Q&A opportunity included.
All interested adults welcome. No preregistration/No fee. Arrive/depart as your family schedule requires.

Apr. 15, 2019
Transition to Middle School

Parents of current 5th graders are invited to an information-packed program presented by Woodlawn Middle School Principal Greg Grana, Twin Groves Middle School Principal Jessica Barnes, and a panel featuring current 6th-graders from both District 96 middle schools. Recommended for all parents whose students will enter Grade 6 in the 2019–2020 school year.
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School Learning Center, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, beginning at 7 p.m.

• May 21, 2019
Encouraging Children to Be Open in a Competitive World

Popular guest expert Dr. Michael Maniacci will return to District 96.
Location/Time: Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Dr., BG, beginning at 7 p.m. 
Q&A opportunity included.
All interested adults welcome. No preregistration/No fee. Arrive/depart as your family schedule requires.

About our frequent popular speaker, Dr. Michael Maniacci:
Dr. Michael Maniacci is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and graduate school professor with practices in Naperville and Chicago. His presentations over the past decade have helped hundreds of District 96 parents understand the "why" and improve their parenting skills as a result. Moms and Dads–and even his professional colleagues–attend and benefit from Dr. Maniacci's workshops.


Questions? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8136, or send email to [email protected]

What does the parent-to-parent network do?

If you're a District 96 parent interested in meeting/talking with other parents and attending educational programs to enhance your parenting skill set, please join our conversations and attend our programs. Questions? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8136, or send email.

Take a look at the topic list (partial) of KCSD96 PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS TO ASSIST PARENTS

2018–19 Parent-to-Parent (P2P)
Conversation Opportunities
Location:
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9–10:30 a.m.
Topic: Peer Pressure
Sunset Foods 2nd-floor Community Rm.
Route 83 and Aptakisic 
Mon., Feb. 11, 9:30–11 a.m.
Book Talk:
Discussing highlights from the book 
Kid Confidence
by Kennedy-Moore, on
helping your child make friends, build confidence, develop self-esteem 
Contact the D96 District Office to request to borrow a copy: 847.459.4260, ext. 8136 Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi

All welcome–reading the book is not necessary to join this discussion!

 

Sunset Foods 2nd-floor Community Rm.
Route 83 and Aptakisic 

  Sunset Foods 2nd-floor Community Rm.
Route 83 and Aptakisic 
  Sunset Foods 2nd-floor Community Rm.
Route 83 and Aptakisic 
 

Sunset Foods 2nd-floor Community Rm.
Route 83 and Aptakisic 

 

Sunset Foods 2nd-floor Community Rm.
Route 83 and Aptakisic 

Tell me more about Parent Conversations....

  • We talk.
    The Parent-to-Parent Network welcomes any District 96 parent interested in meeting and having conversations with other D96 parents. It's every parents' opportunity to sit down with other parents to discuss, ask questions, share concerns, offer suggestions, and meet parents with D96 students the age(s) of your own. We meet at Sunset Foods (2nd-floor Community Rm) approximately monthly for Conversation Opportunities (scroll up to see our scheduled Conversation Opportunity dates).
     
  • We learn together.
    We discuss articles and TEDs Talks, read books, and invite speakers on topics we're interested in as parents raising kids in the fast-paced, competitive, technology-driven 21st century. We give parents resources and help them anticipate what's ahead:
    • prepare families for transitions to kindergarten, middle school, and high school
    • offer professional support through expert speakers' presentations and Q&A opportunities
    • increase knowledge of the digital world kids today live and learn in

Questions? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8136, or send email.