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Parent Education

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WMS is a source of support and education for parents, as well as students. We believe that educating children requires partnership and trust among teachers, administrators and parents. With that in mind, we offer a variety of parent education opportunities throughout the year, including WMS’s program offerings, as well as discussion and education about other relevant and timely parenting topics. All parent education opportunities are open to the public, so you are welcome to bring a friend or spread the word.

2021-22 PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS

PARENTING UNPLUGGED  |  THURSDAYS 8:45 AM
Everyone Welcome! Bring a lawn chair! Parenting Unplugged is a casual-yet-informative, supportive-yet-fun way to gather with fellow WMS parents and dish on the ups and downs of parenting. We all know parenting can be as stressful as it is joyful, as challenging as it is rewarding. Whether our children are in YCC or Middle School, we parents need all the help we can get. It truly does take a village. Fortunately for us at WMS, we have one!

Parenting Unplugged is a safe place to gather, unwind and talk. Whether you come weekly or just once in a while, whether you speak up, or just listen, there is always much to gain. We also laugh a lot! Last year, the topics covered included everything from device time to discipline, from instilling values in our children to better communication strategies to adjusting to the new realities of the coronavirus.

“Parenting, Unplugged” will be facilitated by WMS mom and Martha Beck certified life coach, Tal Fagin. As a coach, Tal works with clients one-on-one and in group settings, helping others to pin-point and solve problems, and to devise and implement simple, time-tested strategies that help people live fuller, freer, more balanced and joyful lives.

 

PARENT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT | TUESDAY, 9.14.21 AT 6 PM

Back to School Night is an opportunity to see the classroom spaces, meet your child’s teachers and to hear specific plans for their upcoming year.

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR PARENTS CLASS | WEDNESDAYS, 10.13.21—11.17.21 FROM 9 TO 10:30 AM

(sign-up required; required materials ($30) click here to purchase)

Many parents today feel like they have to push their children from a young age for them to be successful.  In this hands-on session, participants will practice using Positive Discipline tools to help parents from an encouraging, strengths-based perspective.  We will explore how to manage feelings, and the importance of modeling self care for our children.

INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION | FRIDAY, 10.1.21 AT 8:45 AM

Scott Driscoll from Internet Safety Concepts has addressed students and parents at WMS for over ten years. He will join us once again to talk about how to ensure that your child is using the internet safely.  While geared towards parents of Upper Elementary and Middle School parents, everyone is invited and welcome. Middle School students will have an opportunity to hear from Scott as well.