Parenting Student Success Today!
Here's what we did in 2017 • 2018 information to come!
Parenting is a big job.
Here's some help.
Campbell Union School District's Parent University is a one-morning, no-cost opportunity to build your own skills and knowledge as you support your child's success in school and beyond.
Connect with other parents......Gain practical tips from local experts......Give your child an educational edge.
Preview the Parent University Sessions
Here's a peek at what we're planning. Register today!
Campbell Union School District • October 2017 Parent University
* Indicates that Session 3 is presented in Spanish.
(Some other sessions will have Spanish interpretation provided.)
- CUSD INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
- PARENT-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
- HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE & CAREER
- HEALTH: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL-PHYSICAL
CUSD INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
Whitney Holton, Assistant Superintendent, CUSD Instructional Services
What does it take to succeed in college, career and life? It starts with us…parents and schools working together to provide the learning experiences that promote and develop the skills students will need for success. In this workshop, learn about these skills and what you can do at home to develop a world-class leader who will be well prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Andrea Tracy and Anupama Gupta, Lead Teachers NGSS, Engineering Education and Equity ToSA
Have you ever watched a spider build a web? Or a plant grow? The world is full of happenings to notice and wonder about! You may have heard of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the ways that Science is taught have changed, or maybe this is the first you have heard about it. Come join us as we explore what’s up with Science and NGSS.
Amanda Haughs, Teacher and Digital Innovation ToSA
Discover and practices strategies for supporting math learning at home using inquiry-based methods. Participants will leave with games and activities they can use with their children immediately.
Kami Thordarson, Director of Instructional Technology,
Norma Jeanne Ready, Principal, Campbell School of Innovation
Design Thinking is a problem-finding / problem-solving process, unique because it is grounded in understanding the human needs of those around you. In today’s complex world, it’s important that students have the mindset, the tools, and the skills for solving “wicked” problems through an empathetic lens. In this session, learn more about design thinking and walk away with a few new ways of looking at the world around you. Also in this session, learn about the new TK-8 Campbell School of Innovation and how the design process will weave into the creation of the building and the philosophy of our new program.
Chiara Perry, Director, CUSD Special Education
Parents of students with disabilities are important members of the Individual Education Program (IEP) team and in developing and delivering special education programs for their students with disabilities. This workshop explains the parental role, rights and responsibilities in the IEP process and how to effectively prepare for, participate in and follow-up on IEP meetings for your student.
CUSD Governing Board Members
Board members are panelists in a moderated question-answer session where they discuss why they chose to be a voice for students and families, the importance of setting district priorities, overseeing finances, and working with staff to ensure CUSD really does provide an education “Beyond the Expected.”
Edna Laskin, Director, CUSD Instructional Services
Learn about Campbell’s promotion (skipping) and retention (repeating) policies and procedures and how it might help or hinder students.
CUSD Parents Who Now Have Students in High School with Facilitator Lena Bundtzen, CUSD Assistant Superintendent HR
Helping your child make transitions from elementary school to middle and high school can be easier with tips from these parents who have been there and done that. Hear about their experiences and their suggestions in response to your questions.
Misty Kluesner, teacher, & Students
Come learn about the different tech tools available to your children in the classroom and at home. Learn how students are using these tools to support their learning and how they can help you stay informed on what is happening in the classroom.
April Mouton, Director, Equity, Assessment, and Accountability Administrator and CUSD AVID
This session will review the new California School Accountability Dashboard for parents in plain, non-technical language. Learn how to measure a school based on a variety of facts and data points, such as competence in English Language Arts and Math, school climate, and student achievement over time.
Teresa Iden, Teacher & STEAM Innovation Leader
STEAM at Home is a workshop to help your child grow in engineering by using The Engineering Design Process. Help create innovative experiences for your child that reflect the classroom science curriculum. In this session we will be using recycled / repurposed materials to solve a real life problem.
HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE & CAREER
Katie Bennett, CUHSD Career Readiness Coordinator
This session offers an overview of the essential tools for college and career planning. This will include courses and tools that best assist students determine college and career goals, as well as the student support services are available at CUHSD that aid in achieving these goals. Additionally, learn more about how you can best support your student throughout the journey of college and career planning from middle school and beyond.
Agriculture: Randy Wallace, Teacher
Theater Arts: Jeff Bengford, Teacher
Teachers and students discuss these special programs and how they enhance high school education, nurture student leadership, and develop skills that lead to successful futures.
Jennifer Baldwin, Principal, Del Mar
Del Mar is officially an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and offers a rigorous, high quality education to all of its students. The types of research, writing, thinking and communication of ideas that IB courses require reflect college-level expectations. IB helps students get into college and prepares them for success while they are there. Recent research shows that the IB Diploma Programme has great advantages for graduates. Find out what IB offers your student!
April Mouton, Director, Equity, Assessment, and Accountability Administrator and CUSD AVID
In this session participants will learn about kinder through high school strategies to prepare their child on the pathway of being college bound.
Representatives of West Valley - Mission CCD
In this session you will learn about the California Community College system, the admissions process, popular programs, and transfer opportunities as well as financial aid available (Our presentation will touch briefly on Dreamer college and financial aid available).
Stephanie Day, MTSS Coordinator
How can you help your child love learning, even when it is challenging? Help them develop a growth mindset! Learn about how our mindset impacts our ability to learn and how you can create an environment that will help your child flourish.
Lisa Chin, Health Education Program Specialist
The 5210 Program works with your student’s school to provide ways to stay healthy every day. We provide nutrition and health classes, fun activities, tastings of fruits and vegetables, and lessons the families can take home. Learn what we’re doing for your child(ren) and how you can use these easy practices in your day.
Daniel Burgess, M.S., MFTi, Behavioral/Learning Specialist Nugent Family Counseling Center Inc.
Learn practical, effective solutions for using the best of technology while empowering your child against the dangers of social media. As a parent of five kids, school counselor and family therapist, I will share the insights I have found successful in leveraging technology with adolescents—a positive approach that encourages self-discipline and responsibility in your child.
Lyndsey Nelson, M.A., MFTi, Nugent Family Counseling Center Inc.
Learn practical interventions, exercises and information for parents to know how peer relationships impact children in grades K-8, the importance of peers, and the roles they have in our children’s development. Covers practical tips for helping children develop social skills and what to watch for in their peer relationships.
Joe Viramontez, Retired Fire Captain, Santa Clara County Fire Dept.
Personal emergency preparedness in and around the home. Know how to protect your family from natural disasters, understand how your family can not only survive but thrive when disasters strike, and learn the tricks of the trade of firefighters and how they prepare for disasters around their homes.
Rebecca Roveto, MA, LMFT
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. This presentation will offer practical, easy to use skills to increase mindfulness practices in your student’s life as well as information and research about the use and success of mindfulness within the school setting.
County Program Coordinators Teresa Castellanos & Miguel Santiago
Learning More as a Community: A brief update on changes in immigration law administration and Santa Clara County efforts to protect immigrant communities and help you know your rights.
representing some of our many community partners
Assistance League of Los Gatos - Saratoga
Cal Fresh Nutrition Program - U.C. Extension
Campbell Library/County Library District
CUSD Student Info & PowerSchool Parent Tools
Family Engagement Institute (FEI)
Jr. Achievement of Northern Calif.
Montalvo Arts Center
Office of Immigrant Relations
San Jose City College
School Linked Services
School Linked Services CUSD
Second Harvest Food Bank
Uplift - School Linked Services