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 2021-22 ...

"Family Tech Talk"

With KCSD 96 Tech Director Lucas Cowden and Resource Officer Essig

     Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 (6:30 to 8 p.m.)

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"Using the 3Cs: Connections, Communication, Capability to Combat Challenging Behaviors"

     September 29, 2021 (7 to 8:15 p.m.)

KCSD's Parent To Parent Network hosts best-selling author Katherine Reynolds Lewis (of "The Good News About Bad Behavior") in this free, virtual presentation on Sept. 29.

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     *  Session Recording (Accessible until Oct. 14, 2021)

     *  Session Notes (PDF format)

      Using the 3Cs: Connection, Communication and Capability to Combat Challenging Behaviors



• Tues., Sept. 22, 2020
Building Resilience During a Pandemic

The Community Parent Network will present a program featuring guest expert Clinical Psychologist Dr. Doug Bolton, who will share strategies that will help parents navigating the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn to help your family build resilience and manage stress.
Location/Time: Virtual, 7 p.m. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.
(Presented by The Community Parent Network)

Thurs., Oct. 20, 2020
Parenting in a Pandemic

Expert guest speaker Dr. Devorah Heitner will present the latest info and helpful strategies for those Parenting in a Pandemic. Dr. Heitner has helped hundreds of KCSD96 parents understand how to tap technology benefits and set boundaries to help their children thrive.
Location/Time: Virtual, 7 p.m. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.
(Presented by School Districts 96 and 102)

Tues., Nov. 10, 2020
Managing Stress During Coronavirus: Tips for Parents and for Parenting Our Kids

Expert guest speakers Dr. Victoriya Tsaran and Jennifer Goss (more infowill offer tips for managing stress–as children and as adults–during trying times such as these. The program will also include a Q&A opportunity moderated by Mental Health Counselor Elena Silberman Scott.
Location/Time: Virtual, 7 p.m. REGISTER HERE
to receive the Zoom link.
(Presented by School District 96)

• Nov. 16, 17, 18, 19, 23 and Dec. 3, 2020
Newcomer Questions & Conversation
All parents new to School District 96 in the 2020–21 school year are invited 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: Virtual, times vary by date; Contact Lubna Andrabi for info.

Weds., Dec. 16, 2020
Managing Parental Stressors and How Your Own Mental Health May Affect Your Children
Expert guest speaker Dr. Victoriya Tsaran (Progressive Psycholological Healthcare) will discuss how to identify personal triggers that may lead to negative responses; tips and tools for conflict resolution when dealing with your children; and how to increase awareness and insight to support better parenting.
Location/Time: Virtual, 7 p.m. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.
(Presented by School District 96)

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021
Simplifying Stevenson for Parents of Current 8th Graders

This Q&A program for parents of current 8th-grade students gives parents opportunities to ask Stevenson student panelists and SHS Principal Troy Gobble questions about how SHS students choose their classes and extracurricular activities, make summer school decisions, make the transition from middle school, balance the workload, and more.
Location/Time: Virtual, 7 p.m. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.
(Presented by School District 96 in collaboration with Stevenson High School)

• Wednesdays Feb. 17–Apr. 7, Parenting in Place Masterclass Series
Virtual live sessions with experts, therapists, authors, and educators. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

• Mon., May 10, 2021, 7 p.m. (Virtual)
Transition to Middle School for Parents of Current 5th Graders

This program (virtual) for parents of current fifth graders offers info and insights about what to expect in the middle school years ahead. Middle School Principals Jessica Barnes (Twin Groves) and Greg Grana (Woodlawn) will discuss academics, extracurricular opportunities, and changes that the middle school years bring. Also, current sixth-grade student panelists will share their perspectives. The presentation (virtual) will begin at 7 p.m.
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 882 9699 5872
Passcode: 450506

Thurs., May 13, 2021, 7 p.m. (Virtual)
Guest expert Dr. Michael Maniacci–clinical psychologist, author, and popular returning speaker–presents practical parenting strategies.
Topic: Are We Ready for Normal?
In these challenging times, family members are stressed. Stress often leads to conflict. How do we return to normal?
This parent workshop (virtual) will focus on reducing the tension and conflict that will be generated as COVID recedes.
REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.

Questions about Parent Network programs? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8136, or send email to KCSD96 Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi