Where else can you attend informative parenting workshops, grab a snack, and connect with other GC parents at no cost to you? Well at Garden City’s Parent University you can! The GC PTA partners with GCUFSD Admin, GC SEPTA, GCTA and more for an outstanding event designed to inform and empower community members.
Using the Workshop Schedule and Descriptions below, select the sessions you want to attend. Download the PDF schedule and click on the "Register" button for each one OR click on the "Register" links in each event description. Select a free ticket through the EventBrite ordering system and you're ready to go!
Please join us as we discuss the evolving college landscape. We will review varying factors to consider during the application process, including testing, trends, and finding the right fit.
Research demonstrates the positive impacts of youth study abroad on leadership development. Panelists will discuss what families should consider when making the decision to enroll in a study abroad program, share personal experiences, and discuss current study abroad options.
Join Katie Duffy Schumacher for a conversation designed to provide strategies to navigate this ever-changing technological world. We’ll focus on promoting kind and careful online communication and learning the importance of finding technology's place in our lives. Together, we aim to educate and empower people to use technology responsibly and with good intent.
More about Katie Schumacher: Ms. Schumacher is a Certified New York State Teacher who began Don't Press Send in her hometown of Rockville Centre, NY. She believes that there are many challenges to raising children who are growing up with social media as their primary means of communication. Ms. Schumacher is dedicated to assisting today's children to embrace the many positives of technology and avoid its pitfalls.
Join fellow GC parent and registered dietitian Maria Sorbara Mora for an impactful and action-oriented discussion. We’ll be covering nutrition, body image and the role parents play in supporting a positive sense of self through healthy choices and language.
Successful transitions make life smoother and increase students’ confidence. Join us to learn how transitions are handled in schools and how you can facilitate transitions in children’s everyday lives.
Advocating for yourself is among the most important – and sometimes the hardest – skills we learn moving into adulthood. Join us for a session led by expert Laura Campbell, where we’ll discuss the role parents play in modeling and supporting self-advocacy in every facet of life (education, friendships, health and much more).
Why is building a mathematical mindset important? How can what we say, do, and think help to build habits for mathematical mindsets? Join us in a vibrant discussion and play some unique family math games.
There is a special kind of magic that lives inside of books! In this workshop, participants will explore interactive, engaging strategies that can cultivate a love and joy of reading while strengthening your child’s literacy skills.
John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team out to change the world through socks. John Cronin is a young man with Down syndrome who teamed with his father, Mark X. Cronin, to bootstrap their way to a multi-million-dollar social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They built John’s Crazy Socks into the World’s Largest Sock Store. More than half their colleagues have a differing ability and every day, John and Mark work to show what people with differing abilities can accomplish.
The goal of ACCES-VR is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment. It can also support independent living through training, education, and career development. Our ACCES-VR vocational counselor will present on the application process, eligibility, and what is expected from the service. Families of students with IEPs, 504 plans, and declassification plans are invited.
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