Dover Family School Alliance
October 2014 Newsletter – http://bit.ly/1v8GeCz
Envisioning Your Child’s Future
October 15th at 5:30pm Community Partners (113 Crosby Road Dover)
Please join Community Partners and the Parent Information Center for a fun, hands-on activity, workshop where participants are encouraged to think about and prepare for their child’s future. Participants have the opportunity to share ideas, resources and strategize with each other. This event is free but RSVP is required. RSVP to Betsy at email@example.com
Executive Skills: What Are They, Why Do Kids Need Them, and How Can We Help Them Get Them?
A Conversation with Dr. Peg Dawson
November 10th – 7pm 28 School Street, Hampstead, NH
Youngsters with poor executive skills are disorganized or forgetful, have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments, forget to bring home the materials to complete homework or forget to hand homework in. They may rush through work or dawdle, they make careless mistakes that they fail to catch. They don’t know where to begin on long-term assignments, and they put the assignment off until the last minute, in part because they have trouble judging the magnitude of the task and how long it will take to complete it. Their workspaces are disorganized, and teachers may refer to their desks, backpacks, and notebooks as “black holes.” Dr. Peg Dawson, the co-author of the book Smart but Scattered, will talk about three strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students, including how to structure the environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills, how to teach executive skills, and how to use incentives to get kids to practice these skills. This event is free. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Together to Increase Postsecondary Transition Success by Engaging Students and Families in the Planning Process
November 18th 8:30am-3pm Grappone Conference Center in Concord
The 8th annual Transistion Summit is he state’s only conference for training, collaboration, networking, and information. This year’s conference will focus on the importance of active student and family participation in all aspects of transition planning. Register by visiting https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=16925. Cost is $85.