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2019-20 SCSD Parent Education Events

Contact Mindy Hill for inquiries related to SCSD events


Events are listed in chronological order. Highlighted events are hosted outside of San Carlos with partners in education, including Sequoia Healthcare District, San Mateo County Office of Education and other notable organizations.

  • Motherload-Film Documentary Screening- Friday, September 27, 2019 6:30-8:30PM 

Audience: Open to all ages

Presentation: Film to inspire active transportation as an antidote to climate change and social isolation. 

Location: San Carlos Youth Center


  • Puberty Talk Curriculum for 5th Grade - October 22, 6:30-8:00pm 

Audience: Parents of 5th graders 

Presenter: Health Connected

 Location: SCSD District Office Board Room, Unit 9B


  • No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach for Effective Parenting

October 24, (DETAILS TBD)

Audience: Parents, teachers, community-builders

Presenter: Youth expert, Charlie Applestein

Location: Menlo-Atherton High School PAC



Teen Talk Sexual Health Curriculum for 7th Grade- February 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Audience: Parents of 7th graders

Presenter: Health Connected

Location: SCSD District Office Board Room, Unit 9B


Parent Education Series 2019-20

   Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series,

See this link for a complete list of events:


Like: The Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

Audience: Parents of 7th graders

Presenter: IndieFlix films

September 26, 7:00-8:30pm Location: Woodside HS, Performing Arts Center 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside



Screenagers, Next Chapter: Empowering Youth with Stress Resilience

Audience: Parents and students, ages 10+

Presenter: Film by Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston

Oct. 7, 6:30-8:00pm Location: La Entrada Middle School, Jensen Hall- 2200 Sharon Road

Menlo Park



The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Audience: Parents

Presenter: William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, Co-authors

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Menlo-Atherton High School 


Creating Gender Sensitive and Inclusive Environments for Teens

Audience: Teens and Parents

Presenter: Joel Baum, Senior Director for Professional Development, Gender Spectrum

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Woodside MUR


Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age

Audience: Teens and Parents

Presenter: Devorah Heitner, PhD, Author, Screenwise, Founder, Raising Digital Natives with Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Coordinator, Health Connected

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Sequoia High School Carrington Hall




       Common Ground Speaker Series

These events are created with private schools in our area. They have limited seating and usually cost a small fee of $20 or less.

  • September 17, 2019 View Details : Navigating the Tides of Adolescence 

    • Lead by: Star Vista’s Mental Health Panel 

  • October 3, 2019  View Details The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
    • Lead by: Paul Tough in conversation with Denise Pope
  • October 15, 2019 View Details : Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Interrupting the Worry Cycle

    • Lead by: Lynn Lyons
  • October 22, 2019 View Details LIKE: The Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
    • LIKE Documentary Screening
  • November 4, 2019 View Details :The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep: Common Sense Media’s Newest Research

    • Lead by: Michael Robb, PhD
  • November 12, 2019 View Details : Late Bloomers: Patience for Alternative Paths

    • Lead by: Rich Karlgaard
  • December 10, 2019  View Details: Under Pressure: Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Girls

    • Lead by: Lisa Damour, PhD