Parent Workshops & Series
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parent workshops will be conducted via online platforms. Thank you for your understanding.
Reading is FUN ! (Early Literacy Workshops)— Strong readers have greater academic success over their entire lifetime! Come join us for some fun reading strategies that you can explore at home with your young children. These workshops are designed for parents with children in preschool, TK, and Kindergarten. Come join us each Wednesday afternoon in March. Parents will receive a free book for each session they attend. These workshops are a collaboration between our Parent Engagement Department and First 5 of Contra Costa County. Each week will have a specific focus (building oral language, building alphabet awareness, building phonemic awareness, concepts about print & ready fluency).
Come Read With Me ! (workshops for parent & student)--Tandem early literacy specialists will provide an interactive workshop for parent (caregiver) & child. These workshops are designed for parents with children in preschool, TK, and Kindergarten. Strong readers have greater academic success over their lifetime. Come join us each Wednesday afternoon in February. Parents will receive a free book for each session they attend. Each week will have a specific focus.
What is new at the Pittsburg Library--Come and learn about what activities, program, & resources the library has to offer over the summer.
Reclassification--Come and learn about what reclassification is, how a student is reclassified and the benefits of reclassification.
Aeries Parent Portal--Come and learn about the portal and how it is designed to help monitor school attendance, academic progress (including grades, homework and test results).
ParentSquare--Come and learn about our new communication platform, including how to send messages to your child's teachers, setting your language preference, and selecting when you would like to receive messages.
Positive Parenting Webinars (in English)—These 3 workshops are desgined for PUSD parents with children in junior high or high school (up to 17 years old). The workshops focus on raising responsible teenagers, developing self-discipline, establishing good routines, and keeping teenagers connected.
Saving for College--Join us to learn several strategies to pay for college. It's never too early to start planning and saving!
Preparing our children to be college scholars--Join us to learn several strategies to prepare our children not only to get into college, but also to succeed.
Writing College Essays--Learn strategies on how to organize, write and excel in your college admissions essays.
Mindfulness--Come and learn what mindfulness is and how it can be used to reduce stress and improve positive mental health.
Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression--Join us for these 3 separate workshops with La Clinica to learn strategies for reducing and managing stress, anxiety and depression. Learn about what the symptoms are, when to seek medical attention and what resources are available in our community.
Suicide Prevention -- Join us to learn about suicide statistics, warning signs, where and how to seek help, and resources available within the school district and community.
Bullying Prevention -- Join us to learn about what bullying is and the resources available within the school district and community to support students and families.
Coping With Grief & Loss--This workshops is brought to you by the district's Social and Emotional Learning Team. Due to the current pandemic, it is common to experience feelings of loss and/or grief. Come learn about what and how loss affects us, how even minor changes can lead to feelings of loss and grief, how to live and thrive in spite of fear, loss, and grief, and finally, tools your family can use to cope with loss and grief.
Medical Health Options--Join us for a workshop with La Clínica on the various medical health options available, how to get help filling out the application and when open enrollment takes place.
Asthma Management--Join us for a workshop on asthma management. We will explore what asthma is, how to manage asthma, how air quality can impact asthma and what resources are available within our school district and community.
Air Quality--Join us for a workshop with La Clínica on air quality in Pittsburg. We will explore what air quality is, how it can impact our health, how to monitor air quality and how we can advocate within our community.
COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Workshop—Come and join us for informational session with the most up-to-date information on how to keep your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines (including boosters and vaccines for children). These workshops are offered through a partnership with La Clinica.
The Effects of Marijuana on the Adolescent Brain--Learn about the impact marijuana can have on the developing brain. This webinar for parents is brought to you in collaboration with the Community Coalition of Pittsburg, Bay Point. We will have one session in English and one in Spanish.
Drug, Alcohol and Vaping Prevention--Learn about the various drugs in our community, the warning signs to look for (as a parent) and how to have conversations with our children about this topic.
Immigration Forum--Come and learn about updates on DACA and Public Charge, receive free consultaions with an attorney on a limited basis.
We offer several informative and educational series for parents and guardians.:
Teen/Adolescent Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) / English Series—This 5-week series is for PUSD parents with children in junior high or high school (up to 17 years old). The program focuses on using positive discipline strategies, managing difficult behaviors, creating action plans for those difficult conversations with teens, fostering independence, and preparing your adolescent for adulthood. This series will discuss these topics in depth.
Elementary Age Triple P (Positive Parenting Program in English)—This 7-week series is for PUSD parents with children in elementary schools (up to 12 years old). The program focuses on using positive discipline strategies, managing challenging behaviors, teaching children problem resolution skills, and setting realistic expectations that work for your child & family. This series will be offered in Spanish. Parents can register online.
Stepping Stones (For Parents of Students with Special Needs)--This 10-session program focuses on using positive discipline strategies, managing challenging behaviors, and strategies that support positive behavior at home and at school.
Father Talk (Supporting Fathers & Father Figures) / English Series--This 8-week series is for PUSD fathers and father figures. The series has a specific focus each week.
- Session #1: The Individual—Having a child changes people’s perceptions of themselves and their relationships in ways that often need re-examination, reflection and re-adjustment.
- Session #2: Parent/Child Relationship—Involved fathers are important to their children’s development and health.
- Session #3: Co-Parenting—Identifying and strengthening positive qualities of the co-parenting relationship
- Session #4: Three generations of parenting styles—How childhood experiences influence what you want to repeat and what you want to do differently.
- Session #5: The Individual—The “spillover” of stresses/strains from work to family and family to work; ways of responding to and handling stress.
- Session #6: Parent/Child Relationship—Strengthening parenting skills
- Session #7: Co-parenting—The parents/guardians as a parenting team; division of parenting responsibilities and the ways that partners can support each other in their parenting roles.
- Session #8: Outside the Family—Your work & Community Agencies
Diabetes Awareness and Education--In this 6-session series, participants will explore learning how to test blood sugar, what diabetes is and its risk factors, monitoring your body and learning the symptoms, physical activity and medicine, nutrition and health, and living with diabetes and overall health. Participant must have a diabetes diagnosis or a family member with a diabetes diagnosis.
Cooking Matters--Learn about how the food we eat can support a healthy development. Over the period of 3-weeks, we will explore various healthy & delicious recipes.
UCCE Nutrition Series--Learn about how the food we eat can support a healthy development. Learn about how to read food labels, how to shop on a budget, and how to create weekly menus.