ParentCONNECTThe New Hartford Central School District will be offering a new support for parents during the2013-14 school year. ParentCONNECT will be open to parents of elementary and secondary students who would like to network with other parents for the purpose of supporting one another while we learn how to better manage the challenges we all face raising our kids. Who better to lend support than other parents who know what it’s like to “walk in our shoes?” Topics for sharing and learning will include ADHD, Homework Strategies, Anxiety, School Avoidance, Bullying, Discipline, etc. Parents are encouraged to suggest topics they feel would be helpful, and to bring materials to the group they would like to share with other parents.
The meeting location will rotate through the five district schools. Groups will be facilitated by the Jr. High Social Worker, Christine Porter, LCSW-R and the Elementary School Counselor, Bethany Truax. The group will meet at 6:30 PM on Thursdays from September through May.The calendar for the year is as follows:
Date: Location: Topic:
September 26, 2013 Perry Jr. High
October 24, 2013 Perry Jr. HighNovember 21, 2013 Senior High School
January 23, 2014 Bradley Elementary
February 27, 2014 Myles Elementary
March 27, 2014 Hughes ElementaryApril 24, 2014 Perry Jr. High