Overview

The M-A Parent Education Series offers a school-wide program designed to educate parents about critical issues related to the academic, physical, mental and social-emotional success of our students.

Through high-quality speakers and presentations, the M-A Parent Education Series provides parents with the knowledge, skills, and education they need to support student health and well-being.

M-A Parent Education Series events are free, sponsored by the Menlo-Atherton PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Email Charlene Margot, M.A, Founding Director, The Parent Education Series, or Call 650.868.0590.

2016-17 DATES

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 pm – Documentary film “Breaking Points,” Panel discussion with M-A Principal Simone Rick-Kennel (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 pm – “Defining the New College Readiness”  with Abby Falik, founder of Global Citizen Year, Lloyd Thacker, co-author of “Turning the Tide,” and Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult” (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00 pm – Documentary film “Generation Found," with pre-reception and resource fair, 6:30-7:00 pm, introduction by Fay Zenoff, Executive Director, Center for Open Recovery (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 pm – Lynn O’Shaughnessy, founder of The College Solution, in “Finding the Right School at the Right Price” (M-A PAC)
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm – College Admissions Fair (details to follow), with Mai Nguyen, M-A College Advisor (M-A PAC)

GENERATION FOUND – Documentary (Youth Addiction & Recovery)

Thursday, November 17, 2016
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)


6:30-7:00 pm Pre-Reception, Refreshments, and Resource Tables
7:00-7:15 pm Introduction by Fay Zenoff, Center for Open Recovery
7:15-8:40 pm Film Presentation 
 
Purchase tickets online: https://gathr.us/screening/16361
You can also click on this link to watch the movie trailer.
 
Join us for an important community event on youth addiction and recovery! From the creators of THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful new film about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.
 
Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!
Spanish interpretation will be available. Ticket purchase required; scholarships available for students. 
 
This event is sponsored by The Parent Education Series, D’Anne Burwell, author of Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District. 
 
For more information, contact Charlene Margot, MA, cmargot@csmconsulting.net. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255

“Defining the New College Readiness” with Abby Falik, Julie Lythcott-Haims, and Lloyd Thacker

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)

 
Register: http://collegereadiness2016ma.eventbrite.com
 
Is your student ready for college? Could he or she benefit from a “bridge” or gap year? How do we define college readiness in the 21st century?
 
Join us for a conversation on “Defining the New College Readiness” with Abby Falik, founder of Global Citizen Year, Lloyd Thacker, founder of The Education Conservancy and co-author of Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions (report from Harvard GSE), and Julie Lythcott-Haims, prior Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise and Adult.
 
Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!
Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

 
M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or (650) 868-0590. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.

Documentary Film - “Breaking Points” (The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)

M-A Principal Simone Rick-Kennel and Panel Discussion
 
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
 
 
HOMEWORK. COLLEGE ESSAYS. SOCIAL MEDIA. SPORTS. VOLUNTEERING. PART-TIME JOBS. FRIENDS. Teens' lives are jam-packed from the minute they wake up until the time they finally sleep--just keeping up is a daily struggle for many.
 
Partially filmed at Menlo-Atherton, BREAKING POINTS explores the stress and pressures our teens face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways that some of them cope. This powerful film is part of The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids' Medicine Abuse Project, a national action campaign with the goal of preventing and addressing prescription medicine abuse among teens.
 
M-A Parent Education Series events are free, sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net or 650-868-0590.For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.