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 Families

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

Featured Program

D34 ParentConnect Guiding Your Child Through Social Strife: A Playbook for Families

During the program, Guiding Your Child Through Social Strife: A Playbook for Families, D34 school psychologists and social workers, as well as Family Service Center’s Robin Lake, LCSW, offered insight into how our schools help students develop social skills and address conflict. With their always caring and compassionate focus, they provided practical strategies to help families have productive conversations with your child – and with other adults.

Watch the recording at your convenience (Passcode: D34StrifeHelp!). You can choose to listen in Spanish or Mongolian. Select your language by clicking the globe icon at the bottom of the screen at any time (language_D-MN is Mongolian). 

Original, Spanish, language_D-MN

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 Testimonials

"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.