Published in the November 11, 2016 edition

MELROSE — Parent University is Saturday morning, Nov. 19.

One hundred people have already registered! Have you?

Join the Melrose Education Foundation and the Melrose Public Schools for a free morning of workshops and discussions on topics in eduation. The set of offerings is designed to provide options for parents and caregivers of students of all ages: preschool through grade 12.

Parent University will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Melrose High School Learning Commons, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway.

Free child care will be available, however registration is required.


• Parenting for healthy teen relationships

• Google Classroom

• Early childhood literacy

• Social-emotional success in the classroom and beyond

• Teaching organizational skills

• Competency-based education

• Planning for college

And many more!

Featured speakers:

• Robert T. Jones, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Education at Holy Cross, and senior training consultant for the Anti-Defamation League, who will lead a dynamic workshop on building more supportive, inclusive communities.

• Julie Shields-Rutyna, director of college planning at the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), who will lead a session on college admissions and financing.

• Megina Baker, M.A.T., researcher at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education, who will conduct a workshop called Raising a Reader, Raising a Writer.

Thank you to all the sponsors and partners:

Melrose Public Schools; Rockland Trust; Melrose Cooperative Bank; Gately Funeral Home; Robinson Funeral Home; William & Alley Insurance; Melrose Housing Authority; Studio 786 Salon & Day Spa; Joy Yoga; Melrose Public Library; individual donors to the Foundation.

For a full list of sessions, schedule and free registration and child care information: