Pleasanton school district to host parent workshop today on better supporting students

Program to cover anxiety, tests, special education issues

The Pleasanton school district will host a workshop for parents and guardians Saturday to assist them with strategies to help their children overcome barriers to their educational experience.

The district's free Parent/Guardian University will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Village High School on Bernal Avenue.

The workshop is open to all, including those who do not have students now attending school.

The goal of the workshop is to help parents and guardians become better equipped to guide and support their child's education.

A variety of workshops will be offered, ranging from cyber safety to parenting preteens to understanding standardized test scores.

Session topics include "Strategies for De-Stressing Homework Time," "Navigating Substance Abuse with Your Child" and "Supporting Your Anxious Child."

Pleasanton Unified teachers, instructional coaches and staff -- along with experts from Alameda Office of Education, Pleasanton PTA, Axis Community Health and other local offices -- will lead the sessions.

Open house sessions of the district's new science-and-technology preschool, its donation closet for those in need, called The Hangar, and Village High's new media center will also be offered.

To register for the event, visit or call 925-426-4328.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Please start with office hours and accessibility that support normal working hours

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Posted by Jo Schwan
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 29, 2016 at 11:53 am

Suggesting an aid to all students. Take a personality assessment on line. mbti is the best but is adequate and free. Student will learn their personal gifts, strengths and weaknesses. An aid to selecting classes. Biggest benefit is learning to accept yourself just the way you are. Everyone is just fine, but just different. There are 16 basic types. The work of Isabel Myers Briggs who studied Carl Jung. She spent her life studying people so that she could take Mr. Jung"s theory and put it into a hands on tool for knowing our differences. Only takes 20 min. to find out how wonderful you are and could change your life in major ways. Gives one a sense of pride and calm and self confidence. All types are needed for society to function.

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Posted by Jo Schwan
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Regarding personalities. After students find their personality, they can go to truity careers on line and natch their 4 letters which signifies their personality, and they can match with education. There will be a drop down window with all the employment that fits their personality plus the wages plus the growth potential. If the education is changed the careers change as well as the wages.
A fun thing to do is to go on line and match their letters with famous people. Even characters like in Star Wars, etc.

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