Parent Network

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 2019–20...

• Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
Parent Conversation with Buffalo Grove Police Dept. School Resource Office Ashley Krozel

Officer Krozel will discuss children's inappropriate vs. appropriate use of tech devices, cyberbullying, online predators, and more. Don't miss this Q&A opportunity and candid conversation.
All interested parents are welcome. Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School Learning Center, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, beginning at 10 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019
Community Parent Network Presentation: Author Michele Borba Discusses Cultivating Empathy

All interested parents are welcome to hear Dr. Michele Borba–internationally recognized educator, speaker, and best-selling author–discuss Cultivating Empathy: The Keys to Your Young Child's Success in an All-About-Me World.
Location/Time: Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
(Presented by the Stevenson High School Community Parent Network in collaboration with feeder School Districts 103, 102, and 96 and the Vernon Area Public Library)

• Tues., Nov. 5, 2019
Newcomer Coffee & Conversation
All parents new to School District 96 in the 2019–2020 school year are welcomed to this conversation opportunity. 
Meet other parents and District faculty, get questions answered, and feel welcomed in our KCSD96 community.
Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Ivy Hall School Mat Room, 1072 Ivy Hall Ln., BG, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

• Thurs., Nov. 14, 2019
Parent Conversation with KCSD96 Technology Manager Lucas Cowden

Understand tech systems used in School District 96 and get answers to questions
All interested parents are welcome. Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Ivy Hall School Mat Room, 1072 Ivy Hall Ln., BG, beginning at 10 a.m.

• Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Parent Network/Stand Strong Coalition: Stress & Substance Use

All interested parents are welcome to attend this free program co-sponsored by the Stevenson High School Stand Strong Coalition and the District 96 Parent Network.
Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, beginning at 7 p.m.

• Tues., Jan. 14, 2020
Parent Network/Stand Strong Coalition: On Vaping

All interested parents are welcome to attend this free program co-sponsored by the Stevenson High School Stand Strong Coalition and the District 96 Parent Network.
Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Woodlawn Middle School, 6362 Gilmer Rd., LG, beginning at 10 a.m.

• Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Parent Network Presentation: Simplifying Stevenson for Parents of Current 8th Graders

All interested parents  of current 8th graders are invited to this popular program giving parents opportunity to ask Stevenson students (SHS seniors and freshmen) and SHS Principal Troy Gobble questions about how SHS students choose their classes and extracurricular activities, manage the workload, and more.
Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, 7–8:30 p.m.

• Thurs., Feb. 6, 2020
Parent Network Presentation: Dr. Michael Maniacci Discusses Helping Children to Resolve Conflicts

Popular guest expert Dr. Michael Maniacci returns to District 96. Q&A opportunity included.
All interested adults welcome. No preregistration/No fee. Arrive/depart as your family schedule requires.
Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, 3100 Old McHenry Rd., LG, beginning at 7 p.m. 

• Mon., Apr. 13, 2020
Parent Network Presentation: Transition to Middle School for Parents of Current 5th Graders
District 96 Middle School Principals Jessica Barnes and Greg Grana share info and answer questions, with input from current 6th graders.
Q&A opportunity included.
Questions? Contact Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi, 847.459.4260, ext. 8136
Location/Time: Twin Groves Middle School, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, beginning at 7 p.m. 

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

What does the 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

Tell me more about Parent Programs...

  • We talk.
    The 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 learn together.
    We discuss 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.