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The Elwood Curriculum Department, in partnership with the administrators and staff of James H. Boyd Intermediate School and Harley Avenue Primary School cordially invite you to attend our final elementary parent university for the school year. These workshops will aim to help foster your child's development inside and outside the classroom walls.

Join us on Thursday, March 12, beginning at 7:00pm at the Elwood Middle School as we present an overview of the night, followed by your choice of a variety of parent workshops presented by Harley and Boyd teachers.  Once again, we will be offering childcare for students in grades K-5 for the event.  We will open the middle school auditorium to show an age-appropriate movie while parents attend their sessions.  Students will be chaperoned by some of our high school students.  

Please read through the workshop titles below and register for your three most favorable choices from the link at the bottom of the page.  Each parent will have the opportunity to attend two workshops.  You will receive your schedule for the evening upon arrival at the event on Thursday, March 12.  We are looking forward to this being an informative evening for you and your family!

Workshop Offerings

How to Approach Word Problems

Presented by: Matt Lauro and Jill Smith

Join Mr. Lauro as he shares his best strategies for approaching word problems.  Strategies will be shared to help your child read and understand the problem and draw a picture of what the problem is asking.  Mr. Lauro will also share questions you can ask your child to help them check to see that their answer is complete and reasonable.  

Supporting Your Child’s Social Development

Presented by: Moira Citko and Adam Goudreau

School psychologists Moira Citko and Adam Goudreau will share suggestions for parents to support their child in developing friendships and building a balanced activity schedule.  

Oh the Places We Can Go with STEM (K-5)

Presented by: Eileen Kelly-Gorman

This session will explore places on Long Island and in New York City to bring elementary students to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics.  We will also look at programs and activities available to students who are interested in STEM.

Understanding the Writing Process (K-2)

Presented by: Pam Fine and Elissa Toubin

During this presentation, parents will have an opportunity to participate in activities that demonstrate the skills and process students use when crafting a written piece.  

Appy (Half) Hour

Presented by: Krista Albrecht

Come explore apps for iPads and iPods that can be used to reinforce what your child is learning in school.  

ELL Family Reading Slumber Party

Presented by: Tricia Farrell