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PARENT UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION

We are proud to announce the First Annual Levittown School District Parent University Education Expo on October 25th, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. This evening event helps expand upon our already fantastic Parent University offerings, all of which are designed to assist parents in supporting their children and preparing them for success.

The evening with begin at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium with a welcome from Dr. McDonald, Superintendent of Schools, and sessions will begin promptly at 6:55 PM.

Workshop Sessions:

  • Session 1: 6:55 PM-7:55 PM
  • Session 2: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Please review the class descriptions below to help you choose which classes you are interested in. We look forward to seeing you there.

*Please Note: Each session will be limited to 25 people per class. Not all classes are offered in both sessions. Courses will not run if enrollment is low.


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SESSION 1
6:55-7:55 PM

SESSION 2
8:00-9:00 PM

SESSION 3
9:00-9:55 PM




CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Green = Class Open | Orange = Class Count Limit Reached | Red = Class Count Is Over Limit

Enrollment Counts
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Class Title/DescriptionTarget AudienceSess.1Sess.2Limit
A Mathematical Growth Mindset for Parents
A hands on workshop offering parents strategies to foster a growth mindset in math in the upper elementary grades. The practical strategies explored will guide parents in  helping their children analyze math errors and utilize internet resources such as Envision and IXL to build math stamina and encourage students to challenge themselves.

4-6
1

1

25
Beneath the Surface Life Coaching
Concerned about your child’s addiction? Worried about your child's future path? Learn about what you can do to help your child to overcome drug and alcohol addictions and ensure they are on the path towards success.

K-12
0

0

25
College Prep
This workshop will continue to familiarize senior parents with the college application process. Topics to be covered include letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT testing, how to compile an activity sheet and college essay writing. Important college application deadlines will be reviewed as well.


High School
7

Not Offered Session 2

25
Different Funding Options for College from Bank of America
This workshop will focus on different ways to help you to bank for your children’s college fund. For example: home lending for college, student banking, various funding options for college and students.

High School
6

4

25
Encouraging a Postive Mindset in Your Childs Life
This workshop focuses what a positive mindset is across the different school ages and how it can help your child in their everyday lives, both at school and at home! Parents will be provided with strategies, tips and activities to help promote an overall positive mindset in their children. Presenters will specifically be targeting a positive mindset and its effects on your children’s self-esteem, homework, and social interactions!

K-12
8

6

25
GC Tech Program
Curious on what GC Tech has to offer? Come by this workshop to learn more about the programs and opportunities available at GC Tech.

High School
0

1

25
Growth Mindset for Parents & The Power of "Not Yet" (K-8)
There has been a lot of buzz lately about growth vs. fixed mindsets.  Are you interested in learning about different mindsets and how they impact not only learning, but life?  This workshop will introduce us to the potential life changing power of embracing a growth mindset. A growth mindset can help students (and all learners) to unleash and harness creative energy, talent, and ability.  When it comes to school work, having a growth mindset can free students from performance anxiety as well as make learning a whole lot more enjoyable and meaningful.  Please join us as we explore growth mindsets and the liberating power of “not yet”.

K-4
4

4

25
Intervention Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Looking for help in addressing challenging behaviors at home or at school? Then this is the workshop for you! The purpose of this workshop is to provide insight and strategies to help parents improve challenging behvaior.

K-8
1

0

25
Math Stategies for Skills Enhancement
Parents will be provided with math strategies/activities to assist their children. Games utilizing cards, dice and counters will be shared, and templates for more advanced games will be provided for the parents to use at home.

K-2
Not Offered Session 1

2

25
Navigating the Athletic Landscape
The landscape surrounding youth athletics can be difficult to navigate.  There are conflicting opinions about the use of personal coaches, the effectiveness of concentrating on a single sport, the availability of athletic scholarships, and countless other issues.  Parents and students are making difficult choices, often with information coming from those who stand to profit monetarily in the booming youth sports “industry”.  MacArthur Varsity Baseball Coach Steve Costello, who has over 30 years of coaching experience in both school and travel sports, will facilitate a seminar that will provide you with information that will better help you and your children make these important choices.  The information provided at this presentation will be helpful for parents of children of all ages, from those just beginning in youth sports to those already in High School.

K-12
2

4

25
Parenting 2017
Questions on how to raise a moral, caring and independent child.  This workshop will focus on the following topics: Setting realistic expectations of your child, coping with frustration, helping your child develop independence and self-control, teaching respect for adults, and balancing work/school with family time.

4-12
Not Offered Session 1

3

25
Pathways to Diplomas for Special Education Students
NYS recently adopted new diploma options for students with disabilities.  This workshop will review credits and Regents exams required for graduation, as well as the various pathways available to special education students.

High School
Not Offered Session 1

0

25
Reading Strategies for Beginning Readers - Make and Take
Parents will be provided with reading strategies/activities to assist their beginning readers.  Simple games focusing on phonics skills will help parents to work with their children at home in order to boost their phonics skills.   This workshop can be presented in a “make and take” format where parents will actually create the game activities.

K-2
0

Not Offered Session 2

25
Risky Business: Understanding How to Deal with Risky Behaviors
Underage drinking, smoking, vaping, promiscuous behavior…all of these can be challenges that parents have to confont when raising a teenager today. This workshop will provide strategies on how to handle these situations, as how to develop startegies in your children so that they can make positive decisions in their own lives.

K-12
4

0

25
Self Esteem
 During this workshop presenters will discuss the importance of a healthy self-esteem, self-awareness, the ability to form connections with peers and feelings of empowerment in elementary aged children. Discussion will focus on self-esteem’s relation to several different topics including making healthy choices, effective communication and peer pressure.

K-5
Not Offered Session 1

3

25
Setting Limits Regarding Social Media
Social Media has changed aspects of our lives. Politics, communication, relationships and family dynamics as well as many other areas in our society  have all been impacted by the infiltration of technology and social media.  Children, as well as adults  have become obsessed, if not addicted, to social media. This will be a roundtable discussion about the way family dynamics and communication have changed with the advent of social media.  We will discuss ways of bringing a realistic use of technology and social media into our lives.

K-12
4

Not Offered Session 2

25
Social Emotional Learning
During this workshop, presenters will provide an overview of what social emotional learning is, how it is implemented in school, and how you can utilize its techniques at home. The benefits of using the approach will be highlighted.

K-5
0

Not Offered Session 2

25
Study Skills
Executive functioning, or the set of processes that students use to manage themselves and their resources in order to achieve a goal, is more than just a passing fad. This workshop will discuss necessary skills and discuss steps parents can take to help support their secondary learner to be more successful in middle school, high school, and beyond. Participants will be provided with links and free resources that can be used the next day to keep their students on track.

6-12
0

4

25
Substance Abuse/Making Community & Self Safer
Learn how to make your home and community safer. This awareness presentation focuses on the opiate/heroin epidemic and what parents can do to keep their children safe. Presentation is conducted by Detective Pamela Stark from the Nassau County Police Department.

K-8
0

0

25
Suicide Prevention
Parenting today mean having to talk about difficult topics.  When do typical adolescent ups and downs become something to worry about?  Although suicide is a relatively rare phenomenon, thoughts of suicide are not.  This workshop will discuss how to talk to your child about suicide, risk factors, warning signs, dispel myths and give current facts, based on recent studies about suicide prevention.

K-12
0

0

25
Supporting Students with Special Needs in the Home
This workshop is aimed to assist parents in problem solving the every day issues that occur with their child at home.  It will include a variety of topics such as increasing independence in every day living skills, completing homework, and improving behavior at home and within the community. 

Parents of Students with special needs
0

0

25
The Epidemic That is Killing Our Kids
This workshop will focus on the issues surrounding drug use in our communities today.

K-12
1

0

25
The Parent Connection - Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Parents can make enormous difference in the education of their children if they have access to the necessary information.  This workshop strives to provide that at all levels.  A teacher from each level:  elementary, middle school, and high school, will discuss essential issues and answer your questions.

English Language Learners K-12
2

0

25
Transition From Elementary to Middle School
The workshop will cover changes that students experience in transitioning to Middle School, and will provide suggestions to help at home.  This will include study skills, organization, time management, as well as peer pressure and internet safety.

Older Elementary
4

2

25
Transition to High School
The workshop is designed to educate parents of the expectations of High School and how they can help ease their child’s transition into 9th grade. The areas discussed will include the social, emotional and academic realms. Topics that will be discussed are student involvement, study habits, behavioral expectations, attendance policy, credit accumulation and graduation requirements. Parents will also gain a better understanding of the tools accessible to them to monitor and help assist their child’s transition during their freshman year.

Middle School Parents
0

3

25
Using Mindfulness to Improve Executive Functioning
Does your child struggle with planning, organizing and simply getting started and staying on task? Whether your child has been formally diagnosed with ADHD, or simply struggles to focus, pay attention and demonstrate self-control, this parent workshop is for you. Learn what Executive Functions are and how they play a role in your child's  social, emotional, and academic success. This workshop will give information on how daily mindfulness practice can help your child acquire strategies to help them better succeed in school and at home. 

K-5
4

4

25
Writing 1st through 5th Grade
Does your child become frustrated at the task of writing? Are you unsure how to guide your child in becoming a better writer? Join us as we explain lower and upper elementary grade level expectations, including spelling, conventions, and much more! Parents will leave this workshop feeling better prepared to support their young writers at home.

1-5
2

1

25