Parent Education

Parent Training & K-1 Our Whole Lives Orientation Program

OWL Parent Training program oreinetations at the First Church of Ipswich

Join us at The Meetinghouse for an amazing opportunity for parents of young children to learn about opening a dialog about sexuality. The first Sunday of February will be a Parent Orientation and Training; co-led by ‘OWL’ Facilitators and Ran Morgan-Courant from Planned Parenthood; the ‘start’ of the program with children will be Sunday, February 9th.

When: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 8-10am

Substance Use - Including Vaping, Alcohol and Other Drugs and What We Can Do to Keep Our Children Safe: A Speaker Series Event

Substance Use - Including Vaping, Alcohol and Other Drugs and What We Can Do to Keep Our Children Safe : A Speaker Series Event

Tower School welcomes Corinne Brisbois, Prevention Specialist at Freedom From Chemical Dependency (FCD), for a riveting evening presentation for parents about substance use—including vaping, alcohol and other drugs—and what we can do to keep our children safe. FCD is a leading voice in

When: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:00−8:30 pm

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Financial Planning for an Independent School Education: A Speaker Series Event

Financial Planning for an Independent School Education: A Speaker Series Event

Join us at Tower School for an evening discussing the benefits of creating a school funding strategy using a variety of tools.

We'll hear from experts:

  • Andrew E. Keller, VP, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth & Investment Management;
  • Jeff Carter, Board Treasurer;
  • Dean Sidell, Acting Head of School and CFO
When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30−8:00 pm

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds at Epstein Hillel - Marblehead

Epstein Hillel School in Marblehead invites parents, teachers, and caregivers throughout the community to join a conversation with Michelle Pierce, MA, MHC, Clinical Director of MEDA, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association.

Michelle will discuss the importance of promoting positive body culture/confidence and will educate parents on the early signs and symptoms of disordered eating, over exercise, and negative body image. This event is free and open to the community.

RSVP to jrosen@epsteinhillel.org

When: 
Tuesday May 14, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm

Addiction Specialist to Visit Beverly Middle School

Addiction specialist to visit Beverly Middle School to discuss children's brain development

Dr. Ruth Potee is presenting at Beverly Middle School on Tuesday, September 25: Teen Brain Under Construction: What Every Parent Must Know About Your Tween/Teen’s Brain Development. Come learn more about what parents and other interested members of the community can do to keep our tweens and teens safer, healthier, and substance-free through the middle and high school years.

When: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5pm
Dr. Potee will begin speaking at 6:00 PM.

Brookwood School Speaker Series: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties

Parent Education at Brookwood School in Manchester MA

On Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. Brookwood School proudly welcomes best-selling author Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist specializing in play therapy and parenting skills and author of The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, to share simple, effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy. Whether it's the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging for children.

When: 
November 2, 2017, at 7 p.m.
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Screening and Discussion of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Parent Education Screening and Discussion of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Angst is a documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety, and what they’ve learned about their experiences. The film also includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as resources and tools that offer hope.

Following the screening, we will host a discussion group led by Waldorf parent and psychotherapist, Matt Stella; and our own Cyber Civics teacher, Dirk Tiede.

When: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7 pm

Beyond Measure Documentary at Glen Urquhart School

Parent Education Screening and Discussion of Beyond Measure at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA

Glen Urquhart School, the independent, K-8 school in Beverly Farms, welcomes the community to a free screening of “Beyond Measure,” the documentary follow-up to the award-winning “Race to Nowhere.” The event will be held at the GUS campus, in the upper school, on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. “Beyond Measure” follows public schools across the country as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside. By spotlighting success stories, “Beyond Measure” shows that it is possible to rise above America’s toxic, and anxiety-provoking, achievement fixation and build a richer, more empowering, and student-centered education culture from the ground up.

When: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The Goddard School Parent Education 21st Century Techniques

Goddard School in Middleton Parent Education Night

The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board hosts a dialog about the modern day working family dynamic, the challenges we face and, techniques that 21st Century families can discuss and implement.

Dr. Pruett & Dr. Maypole - Members of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board speak about The Goddard curriculum methodology as well as the Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided for current enrolled families only.

When: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
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Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'Passage' - an apprpropriate theme for our 21st. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...

Hike and Seek at Stevens Coolidge Estate

Come enjoy enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place.
Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self...
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, "The Music Maze"! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2020 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. We don't give you clues...
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-6 Weeks

Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital
MOTHER & BABY GROUPS Anna Jaques Hospital is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. This new group (for moms, grandmothers, and female caregivers only) is focused...
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

Mendel Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7 p.m., whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Obse
7:00 pm

Thursday, September 24

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'Passage' - an apprpropriate theme for our 21st. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...

Tidepools for Tots

Tide pools for tots is a great opportunity for kids to discover tidal pool creatures and their habitat.
Hermit Crabs, Moon Snails, and Sea Urchins! Come meet these beach creatures in the riverside yard at Joppa Flats. Each family will create their own tide pool model with sand, rocks, seaweed, and salt water. Once each habitat is set up, we'll share our live marine critters with you for you to add to...

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, "The Music Maze"! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Hike and Seek at Stevens Coolidge Estate

Come enjoy enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place.
Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self...
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2020 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. We don't give you clues...
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

The Cape Ann Farmers Market will be drive thru and pre-order only for the 2020 season
For the 2020 Season, Cape Ann Farmers Market will hold a Drive Thru/Pre-Order market. As things develop the Market organizer will do their best to work through the hurdles please visit the website and facebook page frequently for updated information!
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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