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Parent Academy TO GO

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"

Spring 2023 Schedule

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As our school district continues to navigate through COVID-19, we want our families and students to remain engaged with us throughout the school year. Student, Family, and School Services is very excited to provide "Parent Academy TO GO," a series of virtual presentations for families to participate and view at home.

Parent Academy TO GO is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children's education. Workshops provide families with useful information and resources to support their children's academic and emotional well-being, as well as help them to be college and career ready. Through a variety of learning opportunities hosted by MCPS staff and community partners, we hope to strengthen our engagement with families and the community. We recognize that behind every successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who take an active role in educating our students.

Advanced registration is required to participate in our workshops and chats


Parent Academy TO GO Schedule


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Workshops, Chats and How-To Videos

  • Our virtual workshops include research-based strategies and resource segments that offer families opportunities to build deeper knowledge, and to learn and practice the skills they need to support their children’s learning.
  • Our virtual chats provide opportunities for families to learn tips, share resources, and engage in meaningful discussions with MCPS staff, mental health experts, community partners and other parents.
  • Our how-to videos include basic instructions to support families with technology and remote learning, presented often in multiple languages.

All virtual events are free. Advanced registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the link to join prior to the event. We hope you can join us virtually at one of our upcoming events!

New2 Would you like to propose a future virtual workshop?

If you or your colleagues have an idea for a workshop on topics to engage, inform, and empower students and families, please complete the PA2GO Workshop Presenter Request Form. We'd love to hear your ideas!

Parent Academy TO GO families

Save the Date

Special Education Parent Community Resource Fair

Please join us for a fun packed community event filled with external partners, vendors, parks and recreation, and MCPS special education departments for all students with disabilities and their families.

Date:  APRIL 29, 2023 
Time:  9 AM to 12 PM

Please register here:

Special Education Parent Community Resource Fair Flyer

Virtual Workshops and Chats

If you need more information, please contact Student, Family, and School Services at 240-740-4620.
Spring 2023 Schedule

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A Parent's Guide to Teen Dating Violence (English and Spanish)

Thurs., April 13, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Positive Discipline

Tues., April 18, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Kindergarten Registration (English and Spanish)

Wed., April 19, 6:00-7:00 pm

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Online Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

Thurs., April 20, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Preparing for Standardized Tests: ACT vs. SAT

Tues., April 25, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Facts about Fentanyl

Thurs., April 27, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Active Parenting

This is a 6-part series. Attendance to all 6 workshops is encouraged.

Tues., May 2, 6:00-7:30 pm
Tues., May 9, 6:00-7:30 pm
Tues., May 16, 6:00-7:30 pm
Tues., May 23, 6:00-7:30 pm
Tues., May 30, 6:00-7:30 pm
Tues., June 6, 6:00-7:30 pm
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From "Flunktioning" to Functioning

Wed., May 3, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Green Strategies at Home

Mon., May 8, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Green Strategies at Home (Spanish)

Wed., May 10, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Summer Fun Explore the Possibilities with Recreation

Wed., May 11, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times

Mon., May 15, 6:30-7:30 pm
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Communicating with Teens

Wed., May 17, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Destination College: Understanding The College Admissions Process

Wed., May 24, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Power Tools for Power Struggles

Thurs., May 25, 6:00-7:00 pm
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So When Do We Get a Break: Self-Care Workshop for Parents

Wed., May 31, 6:00-7:00 pm
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Stopping the 'Summer Slide' Without Sacrificing Summer Fun

Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:00 pm
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MCPS Parent Academy TO GO Video Series

The MCPS Parent Academy TO GO series provide families with information central to their children's academic and emotional well-being. Led by community professionals and MCPS specialists, we offer a variety of workshops and chats focused on topics important to families of MCPS students. Our goal is to empower families with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their children’s education.

If you were unable to join one of our Parent Academy TO GO workshops or chats, visit the MCPS YouTube channel for recorded sessions. Please note that it may take up to a week before new recordings are posted.


How-To Videos

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook


Cómo iniciar sesión en una Chromebook MCPS


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