Published in the November 13, 2015 edition

MELROSE — Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to educate themselves on a number of school and student-related subjects at Melrose Parent University on Nov. 14.

Organized by the Melrose Education Foundation and Melrose Public Schools, this morning event will offer two workshop tracks, each with a choice of topics. Parents may attend workshops of interest to them ranging from high school logistics to student health and well-being.

Melrose Parent University will take place from 8 a.m.– noon on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. A limited number of on site child care slots will be available. The event is free and open to the public but all participants must register in advance.

A partial list of workshops include:

• Organization skills for success in school and life;

• Fostering a growth mindset in your child;

• Financing college in the 21st Century;

• Get to Know MVMMS;

• Inside Melrose High School;

• Introduction to Google Apps for Education;

• The importance of play;

• Differentiating in the elementary classroom;

• Navigating the cyber world.

“Part of the mission of the Melrose Education Foundation is to educate the community on current topics in education,” said Melrose Education Foundation President Lisa Lewis. “By giving parents this forum to interact with and directly learn from school leaders and industry experts, we aim to do just that.”

Superintendent of Schools Cyndy Taymore agreed.

“Evidence shows that continual parent involvement throughout a child’s school career leads to higher rates of academic success,” said Taymore. “Melrose joins a growing list of schools nationally that are using the Parent University model to encourage and support parents. “Our goal for this event is to help empower parents to become effective advocates for their children.”

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