Educational Workshops

  • Here is a description of the workshops that are being offered.  Please click on the sign up link to register.    


    Speaker - Officer Dan Jones, SRPD 
    Learn about popular social media applications that students are using, and how to monitor your student’s access.

    Getting to Know the Kimochis

    Speaker- Priscilla D’Asaro 
    Kimochi is the Japanese word for “Feelings”. Understand the Social-Emotional Learning Program that is being used within Rincon Valley Union School District.

    Building Self-Advocacy and Responsibility

    Speakers- Tayler Hockett and Loree Wilson 
    Learn about ways you can build your child’s ability to advocate for his/her needs and accept responsibility for actions. 


    Apoyo al desarollo del lenguaje dual y lectura en el hogar

    Speakers- Rosannah Hayden and Ilda Elias 
    This presentation is being offered in Spanish. Learn strategies to help your child with their dual language development and English Literacy.

    Safety on School Campus

    Speaker- Officer Dan Jones SRPD 
    Learn about how the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Department and Santa Rosa PD are working together and with other agencies to support school safety.


    Cultivating Self-Reliance, Motivation and a Love of Learning

    Speaker- Karen Little, MSW 
    Gain an understanding of the “Mindset” work of Carol Dweck.  This workshop will provide strategies for cultivating self-reliance, motivation and love of learning for children.

    Food for Thought and Family Meals for School Success

    Presenter- Natalie Johnson RN, School Nurse 
    Come get excited about helping your children develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime!


    Supporting Literacy at Home

    Speaker- Lauren Ridgway 
    Gain practical strategies on how to help your child develop strong literacy skills.


    Helping your Child with Handwriting

    Speakers- Jessica Boelter, Nicole Homles   Occupational Therapists 
    Learn about writing development including pre-writing skills, pencil grip, writing components and other fine motor tasks.  


    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means for you and your child(ren)

    Speaker- Maria Freebairn-Smith, Restorative Resources 
    Join parent educator, Maria Freebairn-Smith, for a lively discussion about using restorative practices to increase respect and cooperation through building positive relationships. 


    Helping your child with today's math homework

    Speaker- Tasha Lopez 
    Gain practical strategies on how to help your child with the Common Core Math.


    How was School Today?  “Boring”

    Speakers- Merritt Booster, Kathy Alexander 
    What is really behind the answer, when you hear the day was boring?  Come and find out ways to support your student taking ownership of his/her learning.


    Alphabet Soup…How can the CAC and SELPA help me?

    Speaker- Mike Toby, Community Advisory Committee Chairman 
    Come find out how the Community Advisory Committee provides a voice for students and families of children receiving special education services.