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Through high-quality speakers and workshops, The M-A Parent Education Series provides parents with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to support student success and well-being.
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation available. Free admission and light refreshments. 

Questions? Email Charlene Margot, M.A, Director, The Parent Education Series

2018-2019 EventsTop of Page


Denise Pope, PhD, Challenge Success, Stanford GSE
A Well-Balanced Perspective on College "Fit"
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Menlo-Atherton High School, M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Denise Pope will explore strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admission process.
Dr. Denise Pope is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and the co-founder of Challenge Success, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Stanford GSE. 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available. 
M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District. Special thanks to Challenge Success and The Parent Venture/The Parent Education Series for their sponsorship of this premier event. 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series,
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC)

           Leah Weiss, PhD, Stanford University, author of How We Work

           Mindful Parenting: How to Raise Kids Who Are Creative, Compassionate, and Resilient 

           Info + Tickets:

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC) 

           ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety 

           Documentary Film & Student Panel

           Presented by SUHSD Wellness Advisory Council (WAC)

           Info + Tickets:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC) 

           Heidi Kasenich, PhD, Founder, Quiet Schools Network 

           Quiet: Unlocking the Power of Introverts

           Info + Tickets: (coming soon)

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC)

           Alice Kleeman, College Advisor & Angel Pérez, Vice President, Trinity College  

          Twenty Years in College Admission—What Has Changed, What Hasn’t: Reflections from Both Sides of the Desk 

            Info + Tickets: (coming soon) 

  • Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC)

           Kelly McGonigal, PhD, Stanford University, author of The Upside of Stress

            (New book material)

           Info + Tickets: (coming soon)