Madison PTSA Parent Education Programs 2018-2019

LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS OF PAYING FOR COLLEGE: Tuesday, October 16th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium) Learn strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid and scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure. Appropriate for all grades, not just parents of seniors. Presented by Brock T. Jolly, Managing Partner, The College Funding Coach.

RAISING A CONFIDENT, LESS STRESSED STUDENT: Monday, November 12th – 8:00 to 9:30pm (Library) Many students struggle when faced with events that cause stress, frustration, disappointment or anxiety. This workshop will teach you what to SAY and DO to help your child handle challenges as they occur. Simple, realistic strategies that will improve resilience. Presented by Rachel Bailey, Parenting Specialist.

PREVENTING RISKY BEHAVIOR: Wednesday, February 20th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Warhawk Hall) Risky teen behavior concerns all parents. This program will review current trends in teen substance abuse, strategies for engaging students in discussions about their choices and signs that your child or their friends are involved with illegal substances. Presented by Brian Maslowski, FCPS Prevention Teacher.

NAVIGATION THROUGH THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: Thursday, April 4th – 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Warhawk Hall) Through his many years in the education space working with students, families, college counselors, financial advisors, and admissions officers, Dr. Jed Appelrouth has learned many insights into the world of college admissions. This seminar will arm you with information and timelines, dispel unhelpful myths, analyze key components of the college application, and explore how test scores and grades factor into the admissions process.