September 15th, 2014

Please join us for informal parent workshops offered to help with a variety of “hot topics” faced by parents and students today. Feel free to come listen and learn. Each session will last one hour and will be held in the PAC (Black Box Theatre). The Third Thursday workshops are free of charge.

October 16

Reading Readiness and Vocabulary Development
8:30 a.m. Black Box Theatre

Learn the nuts and bolts of early reading and spelling skills and techniques to strengthen the youngest readers. Building vocabulary is key in strong reading comprehension and application of reading skills.  Brain based techniques will be shared to give those working with young children ways to build and enhance a strong foundation for a solid future in reading.

Led by Beth Murray-Wilson and Betsy Crawley

Register by October 15 by emailing

January 15

Homework—How to Stop the Madness at Home!
12:00 p.m. Black Box Theatre

Learn ways to maximize homework time and build structure to help your child become a successful independent learner.  Participants will learn key organizational strategies and teaching techniques to minimize stress and maximize results.  Come find ways to stop the madness and create a peaceful homework life!

Led by Beth Murray-Wilson and Dixie Gray

Register by January 14 by emailing

February 19

Relationships with Tweens and Teens: “What to Expect and How to Handle the Changes in Mood and Needs”
12:00 p.m. Black Box Theatre

Gain insight into the tween/teen brain and learn ways to maximize independence in both academics and behavior. Set your child up for success as they venture off to college and enable them to be be a self-sufficient learner and responsible citizen.

Led by Paula Pratt and Sarah Ryburn Mealer

Register by February 18 by emailing

April 16

Insight into the Gifted Brain
12:00 p.m. Black Box Theatre

Gain insight into the gifted child’s brain and ways to maximize potential and keep learning fun and inspirational.  Learn ways to stretch learning at home and keep your child tantalized by using common home items.

Led by Beth Murray-Wilson

Register by April 15 by emailing

Space is limited. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact Beth Murray-Wilson at