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Screenagers Screening & Panel Discussion Rescheduled for 2/15

Now Rescheduled for Wednesday, 2/15

 REGISTER HERE

Horseman PTA  in partnership with Rivertown Parents present:

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

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Targeted to both parents & their children, this documentary dives deep into how technology impacts children’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world.  Through poignant, & unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how much tech time impacts kids’ development & offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

 
 

Wednesday, February 15th
@7pm in the HS Auditorium

210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

Panel Discussion Immediately Following the Screening:

Panelists include

Amber da Silva-Barron, LCSW, Irvington

Jean O’Brien, Technology Specialist – Tarrytown Union Free School District

Amy Walsh, Social Worker – Tarrytown Union Free School District

The Movie will have Spanish Subtitles. Panel Discussion after the screening will be translated.

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Upcoming Rivertown Parents Event – Organization & Time Management with Leslie Josel

It’s 10:00 pm—Do You Know Where Your Homework Is?

Organization and Time Management Strategies

 for Success in Middle School, High School and Life

with

Leslie Josel

founder of Order Out of Chaos®

and author of

“What’s the Deal with Teens
and Time Management?”

 

Topics will include:

  • Creating a “Personal Homework Profile” for your middle-or high-school student
  • Developing time sense and “future awareness”
  • How to choose and use a paper or electronic planner
  • Real-life case studies, practical tips, tools and more!

DESIGNED FOR PARENTS OF 5TH-10TH GRADERS

Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry Middle School/High School Auditorium

505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry

 

FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING

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RIVERTOWN PARENTS is a consortium of the PTSAs of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, along with Mercy College. Our mission is to promote and foster communication in the Rivertowns among parents, children and schools, and to provide educational resources to the community at large. To learn more, contact us at rivertownparents@gmail.com.

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Cyber Parenting Seminar March 8, 2016

Cyber Parenting  – How to Protect Your Child in the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

7:00-8:30pm

Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium

 

Join us for an informative and important discussion with Thomas Grimes, 20 year veteran Detective with the New York City Police Department

This presentation is geared toward the parents or guardians of young people who utilize or will soon utilize social networking sites or apps. The presentation will provide parents/guardians with an explicit understanding of what children and teens are doing every day online.

Free event open to parents

Please note, the discussion is not intended for students/children.

 

Spanish Translation will be provided

 

 

Enseñanza cibernética para Padres

 

Cómo Proteger a su Niño(a) en la Era Digital

 

Únase a nosotros a una discusión importante e informativa con Thomas Grimes, detective veterano con 20 años de experiencia en el Departamento de Policía de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

 

Esta presentación está dirigida a los padres o guardianes de jóvenes que utilizan o pronto utilizarán las redes sociales  o aplicaciones. La presentación proveerá a los padres con un entendimiento explícito acerca de lo que los niños y adolescentes hacen a diaro en el internet.

 

Martes, 8 de marzo de 2016

7:00-8:30pm

 

Auditorio de Sleepy Hollow High School

210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

 

Evento gratis abierto para todos los padres

Por favor tome en cuenta, este evento no es apropiado para estudiantes/niños.

 

Habrá traducción en español

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How to Help Your Kids at School — Even if You Don’t Understand What They Are doing

It’s back-to-school time, and it’s not just kids feeling the anxiety. Parents have their own set of worries with a new school year starting, so, here is some help from Laura Bay, an educator from Washington State who is the president of the National PTA. She offers some words of advice on how to help your kids at school—even if you don’t understand what they are doing.

Back-to-school is a stressful time. There are new people to meet, and there is pressure to fit in.

There is new material to learn, and it seems to get more challenging every year. Then there are the stakes, which couldn’t be higher.

And I’m just talking about the parents.

The elephant in the room for many parents is that the expectations for our children are different than when we were in school. Students are now focusing more on critical thinking, analyzing and problem solving, and some parents have grown unsure about how—and whether—they can help their children in this new environment.

The answer for parents is clear—yes, we can.

To help parents help their children, the National PTA is trying something different this year. Along with other national organizations such as Scholastic, National Council of La Raza, GreatSchools, and Common Sense Media, we’re helping launch Be a Learning Hero — a public service partnership designed to support parents to be learning heroes for their kids at back to school and throughout the school year.

The new site, Be A Learning Hero, acknowledges that education has changed. It doesn’t opine, and it doesn’t advocate. Lots of parents don’t have time for that anyway. Instead, Be A Learning Hero takes a practical stance and addresses this question: if our education system is evolving, and therefore impacting how teachers teach and how students learn, how can we best help parents support their children?

We’re not talking about supporting children with new back-to-school outfits or school supplies. We’re talking about simple, actionable steps all parents can take to help their children succeed in school.

BeALearningHero.org has just released the five steps called the SUPER 5, that empower parents to support their children’s learning and development for back to school:

  1. Learn what the specific learning goals are for your child’s new grade.
  2. Know where your child excels and where there is room to grow.
  3. Spend time in your child’s school and be in regular contact with his or her teacher. Given that not all parents’ schedules always align with the school day, parents can also use phone calls, text messages, emails and school websites and apps to keep in touch with their child’s educators.
  4. Promote your child’s emotional intelligence — it matters for academic success.
  5. Make home another space for learning, and get tools for boosting your child’s math and English skills at the kitchen table.

Parents can visit BeALearningHero.org for practical, trusted resources to turn these tips into action at home. We want our children to be successful, and we want to feel like we’re contributing to our children’s success.

Even if we don’t remember the Pythagorean Theorem and haven’t recently read any books by Roald Dahl or Judy Blume, we can still help our children succeed by understanding their learning goals, monitoring their progress and knowing how to help.

  • This post was written by Laura Bay, National PTA President and is Reprinted from National PTA’s One Voice Blog, August 25, 2015