Welcome to our Parent's Corner! This page contains links to various websites and online resources that can assist parents and educators in understanding and managing the blessings and challenges of parenthood. The webpage compiles topics and local events that are pertinent to parenting elementary and middle school children. This page will continue to grow throughout the year, so come back frequently! Please feel free to provide comments or ideas for additional links to include to email@example.com.
*** Please check out the speaker series info below ***
Free Parent Education Event -
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 6:15pm-8:30pm Cell Phone and Internet Safety for Your Children presented by Saint Lawrence and open to all Saint Simon parents.
Internet Safety Coalition (iKeepSafe.org)
iKeepSafe.org is a resource developed by the state of California and has guidelines and tools for parents on managing home Internet usage (e.g., keep the computer in a common room in the house, use blocking software or filtering programs, but don’t rely on them as your only line of defense, teach children that people online are not always who they say they are, frequently check the Internet history to see which sites your child is visiting, monitor you child’s e-mail account, amongst others).
SafeKids - Online Safety and Civility
McGruff - Child Safety and Anti-Bullying
Internet Safety - National Crime Prevention Council
National Parenting Center
Catholic News Service
Department of Education - Diocese of San Jose
Catholic Parents Online
The Khan Academy was originally launched as a way to provided tutorial support for nieces and nephews of the founder. It has morphed into a free, open source project recognized by the Gates Foundation with a mission of providing a world-class education. Over 1700 lessons in science, math and social sciences, the Khan Academy materials are good resource for both students and their parents.
NEWS ARTICLES and TRENDS in EDUCATION
NEW (March '13) Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart (NYTimes article)
NEW (Feb. '13) California Abandons Algebra Requirement for 8th Graders (Mercury News article)
NEW (Feb. '13) Run Your Family Like a Business (WSJ article)
NEW (Feb. '13) Mountain View School May Overrule Parent's Wishes on When Children Start 1st Grade (Mercury News article)
(Feb. '13) Parents Monitor Homework, Grades and Curriculum in Real-time Online (WSJ video)
(Jan. '13) Catholic Education, in Need of Salvation (NYTimes Op Ed)
(Jan. '13) Smarter Ways to Discipline Children (WSJ article)
(Jan. '13) Predictions for the next decades of education (CNN blog)
(Nov. '12): I Hate Being Called a Good Dad (NY Times parenting blog)
(Nov. '12): Technology is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say
(Oct. '12): Quick Cures/Quack Cures: Head Lice (WSJ Article)
(Oct. '12): Deciding What an Allowance is For
(Oct. '12): 'Sleepovers' With My 9-Year Old Daughter
(Sept. '12): Opting Out of the 'Rug Rat Race' (WSJ Article)
(Sept. '12): Tweens Secret Lives Online (WSJ Article)
(August, 2012): How Not to be a Helicopter Parent: Volunteer (NYTimes Blog)
(August, 2012) What Does Your Fridge Door Say About Your Family (NYTimes Blog)
NY Times - Education News
The Learning Network
(Sept. 2011): Think you're a visual learner? Think again. (NPR Morning Edition)
(Sept. 2011): Simple Things to do to lessen back to school stomach bugs (NPR Morning Edition)
(Sept. 2011): Monitor Kids on Facebook without being their 'Friend' (WSJ article)
(Sept. 2011): How to Fix Our Math Education (NYTimes article)
(Oct. 2011): Education Needs a Digital Upgrade (NYTimes Blog)
(Oct. 2011): Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value (NYTimes article)
(Oct. 2011): Delay Kindergarten at Your Child's Peril (NYTimes Opinion)
(Oct. 2011): Recess is Making a Comeback in Schools (NYTimes article)
(Oct./Nov. 2011): To Hover Over Schoolwork, Parents Go Online (WSJ article)
(Nov. 2011): Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children, Study Finds
(Nov. 2011): A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute (NYTimes article)
(Nov. 2011): Study: Science Pushed Out of California Elementary Schools (Mercury News article)
(Nov. 2011): At Elite Schools, Easing Up a Bit on Homework (NYTimes article)
(Dec. 2011) Waking Up to Young Kids' Sleep Troubles
(Dec. 2011) Too Much Praise Is No Good for Toddlers
(Dec. 2011) Quality Homework - A Smart Idea
(Jan. 2012) Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain
(Jan. 2012) Teachers Resist High Tech Push Into Schools
(Jan. 2012) eCheating: Students Find High Tech Ways to Deceive Teachers
(Jan. 2012) The Value of Teachers (NYTimes Op-Ed)
(Feb. - March '12) If Kindergarten Engagement Matters, Can It Be Helped?
(Feb. - March '12) Mooresville School District, a Laptop Success Story
(Feb. - March '12) Should Preschoolers Have Homework?
(Feb. - March '12) Parents, Coaches and Youth Sports
(Feb. - March '12) I Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway.
PARENT PROGRAMMING and SPEAKER EVENTS
The following are parent education programs that have been sponsored by St. Simon or that are offered by other schools/community organizations in our area and available to the broader community.
Friday, September 28, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Knowledge to Navigate: Strategies for Raising Healthy & Motivated Kids
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
Our Keynote, Michael Riera, Ph.D. joins our Co-Founders, Stanford Senior Lecturer, Denise Pope, Ph.D. and New York Times Bestselling Author, Madeline Levine, Ph.D. for an interactive discussion about long-lasting success and how families and educators can help kids become meaningful contributors for the 21st century.
This event is hosted by Challenge Success. Please visit our website, www.challengesuccess.org to register and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday November 3rd, 2011, 7pm
Educational consultant Jim Lobdell will speak to parents and educators on the topic 'The Well Balanced Child: Avoiding Stress and Over Scheduling’ at 7pm in the St. Martin of Tours Gymnasium, 200 O'Connor Dr. San Jose. To register, visit http://www.stmartinsj.org/ and click on the 'Parent Ed' button; also see the registration form below in the 'Files and Links' section at the bottom of this page. Please contact Kathleen Burroughs, SMT Development, with any questions.
September 20, 2011 from 7-8:30pm
(@ St. Leo the Great School): Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP
The Social Thinking strategies that have helped children and adolescents have also helped adults. Because social thinking is so important to learning throughout life, professionals and parents are using social thinking methods to assist an increasingly broad range of individuals. This workshop is for anyone who works with or has children – we will focus on the importance of Social Thinking in typical developing children and their peers with social challenges. www.socialthinking.com
Complimentary on-site babysitting available at all Speaker Nights. RSVP to email@example.com
St. Leo the Great School is located at 1051 W San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95126.