D34 ParentConnect

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D34 ParentConnect is the parent education initiative designed to provide ongoing opportunities for parents to learn and connect throughout the year. It has been a partnership between District 34 and the Family Service Center (FSC) and, new in 2022-2023, look for important parent programs from GNCY

2022-2023 Programs


October 26, 2022 - 7pm at Springman
Empowering Parents for Today’s World: Mindsets and Skills for a Successful School Year

November 30, 2022 - 7pm on Zoom
Current Trends in Vaping with GNCY

January 24, 2023 - 7pm on Zoom
Guiding Your Child through Social Strife: A Playbook for Parents

March 15, 2023 - 7pm at Springman
Parenting through Puberty

April 18, 2023 - TBD
Henking/Hoffman Family Connect Night*

April 20, 2023 - TBD
Lyon/Pleasant Ridge Family Connect Night*

April 24, 2023 - TBD
Westbrook/Glen Grove Family Connect Night*

April 25, 2023 - TBD
Springman/Attea Family Connect Night*

*event sponsored by the Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation

Testimonial from a Parent

"Excellent data, relevant information, went away with strategies to improve relationships with our kids."

The information from the presenters and the research validating what we are experiencing in our own community. The questions that others asked and the take-home tools of how to implement the strategies into our family routine.

Testimonial from a D34 Parent


Current Trends in Vaping Watch the Recording

Can you identify a vape pen when you see it? Do you know the risks of vaping and cannabis on teens? Could you use advice on how to talk to kids about vaping and drug use?

Erin Tegge AM, LSW, Prevention Program Coordinator at PEER Services, Inc. and Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth presented a Zoom webinar that covered:

  • The most current information on e-cigarettes including types, risks and consequences

  • Current research on cannabis use and its impact on adolescents

  • Up-to-date information on other cannabis trends such as Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC

  • How to talk about these substances with adolescent and resources to help navigate the conversations

Watch the Recording 
Passcode: GNCY+D34

Presentation Recordings & Resources

The topics of these sessions are chosen based on the results of family surveys and input from staff members and Family Service Center counseling staff. The District-wide events will offer information and tangible takeaways that every parent can use. There will be time for Q&A and an opportunity to connect with other parents. 

Parent Survival Podcast