Parent Workshops

 

Irvine Parent Education Programs (IPEP) are FREE seminars and educational workshops offered to Irvine parents throughout the school year. Our goal is to empower parents with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their child’s education. IPEP offers a variety of workshops focused on topics important to parents of IUSD students. Experienced instructors and district-level representatives facilitate the interactive workshops, engaging participants in conversations and hands-on activities. We invite you to register for one or more of the IPEP Fall Parent Workshops listed below.  These workshops are popular and space is limited, so please only sign up for workshops you are certain you will be able to attend.

 

 

 

 

Spring

All classes are online. Please select the title below to see the presentation. 





Title/ Presentation Date Description
Timely Topics- Summer Programs
CANCELLED
Come learn about what offerings are around the city for your student(s)! City camps, IPSF academies, and IUSD summer school will be discussed.
Child Development Rescheduled to Fall Often we wonder, "Are my young children hitting milestones at the right time?" In this workshop we will discuss the importance of social emotional development and school readiness. *workshop geared towards TK-1st parents*
Arabic - Welcome to IUSD أهلاً وسهلاً بكم في إرفاين April 14th Come to meet and hear from our Arabic Community Liaison, Duha Al-Hakeem. Session will be in Arabic only.
Korean Parent Workshop- Welcome to IUSD 얼바인교육구 학부모 오리엔테이션 April 17th Come to meet and hear from our Korean Community Liaison, Insun Kim. Session will be in Korean only.
Community Talk April 29th Erin Timberman, Coordinator of Parent and Family Engagement wants to hear from you! Help us learn what IUSD can do to support you as families and provide feedback on future events and activities.
Spanish Parent Workshop- How to navigate the US school system Cómo navegar por el Sistema educativo de EE. UU. April 24th Come to meet and hear from our Spanish Community Liaison, Ana Anaya. Session will be in Spanish only.
Alternatives to Homework Rescheduled to Fall Homework can be useful to help students learning, but isn’t always the best strategy. Stacie Grooters, from Eastwood Elementary, will join us to discuss helpful and dynamic alternatives to homework.
Creative Literacy- Hands On Art Workshop Rescheduled to Fall Research shows that the arts play a role in child development and in building community. The arts help us address issues of diverse languages, race, culture and learning styles through multiple avenues. Erin Zoumaras, Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts, will be leading a hands on art based class for parents. In this workshop you will get to create and learn the importance of art in child development.
Book Study- Mindset for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids Rescheduled to Fall Erin Timberman, Coordinator of Parent and Family Engagement will be leading a month long book study of the book, Mindsets for Parents: Strategies To Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids by Mary Ricci. This session will meet every Thursday in May to read through the book and discuss the information learned. Space is limited.
Farsi Workshop- Stress Management مدیریت استرس May 11th Come to meet and hear from our Persian Community Liaison, Shahrzad Farjadi. Session will be in Farsi only.
Mandarin Parent Workshop- Meet and Greet 全中文讲座第一场:与华语社区联络人有约 May 12th Come to meet and hear from our Mandarin Community Liaison, Lichuan Chiang. Session will be in Mandarin only.
Japanese Parent Workshop - New Family Orientation IUSDへようこそ! May 22nd Come to meet and hear from our Japanese Community Liaison, Chiaki Nanbu. Session will be in Japanese only.
     

FAll

Month

Date

Event

Location

September

9/6/2019

Timely Topics- Student Supports

Presentation

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 1

 

9/17/2019

Nutrition Services

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 4

 

9/19/2019

New Parent Orientation

Presentation

Language Development Programs

155 Visions

Room 202

 

9/25/2019

Navigating IUSD Classroom Websites

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 1

October

10/3/2019

Attendance Counts

*Canceled*

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 5

 

10/4/2019

PBIS at School and Home

Presentation

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 5

 

10/8/2019

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Language Development Programs

155 Visions

Room 202

 

10/10/2019

Enhancing your toolbox: Preventing behaviors in the home with young children

*Target Audience: Parents of Preschool – 2nd grade students

Presentation

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 5

 

10/15/2019

Health Services

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 4

 

10/17/2019

Parent Involvement

Presentation

Language Development Programs

155 Visions

Room 202

 

10/29/2019

ELPAC/ Reclassification

*target audience: EL Families

Presentation slides

Language Development Programs

155 Visions

Room 202

 

11/5/2019

Supporting Student Success At Home

*target audience: Parents of Elementary Age Students

Presentation

Learning Center

3387 Barranca Parkway

Room 4

 

Winter

TITLE

DATE/ TIME

PLACE

 

Attendance Counts

12/6/2019

9:30- 11 am

Learning Center Room 5

Did you know that missing 2 days a month can negatively affect a student's academic performance? When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

Building Literacy Skills At Home

 

PRESENTATION

12/10/2019

9:30-11 am

Learning Center

Room 2

*target audience: 2nd -8th grade parents

Need resources to use at home to help your 2nd - 8th grade student with reading and writing? Want to know more about our curriculum (Houghton Mifflin/ Benchmark Advance/ Study Sync)? In this class we will discuss reading strategies and academic writing for Language Arts and History classes.

Scores Back Event (ACT and SAT)

*High School Audience

12/18/2019

5:30- 6:30 pm (PSAT)

6:45-7:45 pm (Pre- ACT)

Northwood High School Theater

Presented by IUSD Parent University (College and Career Readiness) with Guest Speaker Nick Standlea

Learn how to utilize your students PSAT or Pre- ACT experience to support their college and career readiness.

New Parent Orientation *target families: newly enrolled EL families

 

PRESENTATION

1/9/2020

9:30- 11 am

LDP Room 202

Are you new to IUSD? Do you need more information on school policies and parent access? This workshop will provide an Introduction to IUSD programs and policies.

Internet Safety/ Cyberbully

 

*Presentation not available

1/9/2020

6-7:30 pm

LDP Room 202

How can we monitor student social media? Are you concerned about cyber-bullying or online predators? We are pleased to invite you to an engaging presentation by one of our very own Irvine police officers. Officer Cronin will be discussing the importance of online safety and ways you can protect your child from cyber-bullying, online predators and hurting their personal reputation.

Mathematical Thinking

 

PRESENTATION

1/13/2020

9-10:30 am

Learning Center Room 1

Do you have questions about how to help your child with math at home? Ever wondered how to help your child think and write like a mathematician? Interested in learning about IUSD’s math pathway? Join IUSD’s Math Coordinator, Martha Barrett, for an informative workshop on the math curriculum and how the math pathway prepares students for graduation.

NGSS/ STEM

1/15/2020

9:30-11 am

Learning Center Room 5

Join IUSD's Science Department for an interactive presentation about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as a hands on lab experience! The workshop will discuss what your students are learning and what a science lab class is like. It is sure to be a fun and engaging class!

IUSD presents VAPA

 

CANCELED

1/28/2020

9:30-11 am

TBD (school site)

In the Irvine Unified School District, we have the great opportunity to provide visual and performing arts classes to students (VAPA). These classes look different at different grade levels, so we encourage you to come hear what offerings we have for your students. There will be student performances from a couple of VAPA classes at a school site.

FAFSA/ Financial Aid Informational Night

1/29/2020

Time TBD

Location TBD

*Audience: High School Juniors and Seniors and Families

Presented by IUSD Parent University (College and Career Readiness)

Timely Topics- High School Graduation and Beyond

 

PRESENTATION

1/31/2020

9:30- 11:30 am

 

2/3/2020

6-7:30 pm

Learning Center

*Audience: 8th – 12th grade parents

Are you the parent of a middle or high school student? Join us as we host the High School Counselors for a special Timely Topics! Our IUSD High School Counselors will be leading a seminar on high school graduation requirements and college admissions. Join us during the day or in the evening for a seminar to hear more about graduation requirements and college admissions.

Stress Management/ Mindfulness

 

PRESENTATION

2/6/2020

9:30-11 am

LDP Room 202

We are pleased to invite you to a workshop about how to help your students manage stress. In this workshop you will learn and practice parenting skills that will help keep you connected to your students as you guide them through stress. We will also talk about the benefits of practicing mindfulness daily.

Parent Involvement

 

PRESENTATION

2/11/2020

9:30- 11 am

LDP Room 202

Do you ever wonder how involved in your student’s education and schooling you should be? Want to learn how to support the school even if you can’t volunteer in the classroom? How can district leaders hear your input? Your involvement in your student’s schooling is an integral part of his or her social and academic success!