Madison PTSA Parent Education Programs 2019-2020

LEARN HOW TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE: Tuesday, October 15th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium)
The cost of a college education is higher than ever. How will you afford this expense? What if your children attend elite or out-of-state schools? What if they don’t graduate in four years? The costs can be monumental. This workshop will teach you how to send your children to the college of their dreams without bankrupting your retirement nest egg. You’ll discover strategies that may enable to you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education.  (Recommended for all parents—it is never too early to begin saving and planning!) Presented by Andrea Ashton, Executive Director, The College Funding Coach.  To RSVP please Click here or visit our website, and look for upcoming classes in your area.

RAISING RESILIENCE: HELPING STUDENTS HANDLE STRESS: Wednesday, November 6th – 7:00-8:30 (Vienna Community Center)
Many teens struggle when they face events that cause stress, frustration, disappointment, or anxiety. When things don’t go their way, they may become angry, disrespectful, defiant… or they may even avoid difficult tasks or withdraw. In this workshop, therapist-turned-Parenting Specialist Rachel Bailey will share with you the qualities that differentiate resilient children from those who crumble in the face of adversity, what to say and do to help your child handle challenges as they occur, and simple, realistic strategies that will improve your child’s overall resilience. Presented by Rachel Bailey, Parenting Specialist. Advance Registration Required.

DRUGS & VAPING: PREVENTION AND RECOVERY: Wednesday, February 19th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Warhawk Hall)
What parents should know about the current trends in drug use and vaping. This presentation includes current trends in substance use and strategies for engaging youth in discussions around substance use prevention and recovery. Presented by Brian Maslowski, M.S.Ed. FCPS Student Safety and Wellness.

NAVIGATION THROUGH THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: Thursday, April 16th – 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Warhawk Hall)
Through his many years in the education space working with students, counselors, financial advisors, and admissions officers, Dr. Applerouth has gained many insights into the world of college admissions.  This seminar will arm you with timelines, dispel unhelpful myths, analyze key components of the college application, and explore how test scores and grades factor into the admissions process.  Presented by Jed Applerouth, Founder & President of Applerouth Tutoring.