Description: This session will cover general cyber risk, online cyber safety for children and parents, resources if you are the victim of an incident, and best practices to secure your private information. This session will also include information regarding popular apps like Tik Tok, Roblox and discuss issues around their use. 

Presenter:  Annmarie Giblin, Esq.
Annmarie Giblin is the founding and principal attorney of Giblin Law PLLC which specializes in cyber and privacy law and general litigation.  Annmarie is considered a cyber law thought leader, who regularly writes and speaks about cyber and privacy law.  She is also a seasoned litigator, having spent well over 10 years practicing “in the trench” litigation in a wide variety of practice areas.  She is married and has two young children, and serves on the Legislation Committee of the Garden City PTA.

Description: Flexibility and motivation are increasingly important skills for the educational setting and beyond to college and employment. This workshop will focus on memory, motivation and flexibility skills and their relationship to executive functioning in children and teens. Participants will learn to identify specific areas of deficit in skills and performance and apply research-supported interventions to improve skills at home.


Presenter:  Dr. Donna Thiele
Dr. Thiele is a clinical psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst specializing in treating children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, ADHD, challenging behavior and parenting challenges. She has provided consultation to children, families and school systems throughout Long Island for over 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College, and has a private practice located in Holbrook, New York. 
Website: https://www.donnathielepc.com

Ways to Encourage Wellbeing in Our Children  

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 7:00 PM

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Description: This workshop will be an open discussion on ways to enhance Emotional Wellbeing in our kids during unique, challenging times. We will cover the following areas: Anxiety Management, Being a Role-Model for our Kids, Maintaining Positive Attitude, Expressing Fear and Frustration, Age Appropriateness in Discussing Current Events, Sleep Hygiene, Screen Time, News Time, Exercise, Socialization and Social Skills, Making an Emotional “First Aid Kit”, and more!

Presenter:  Dr. Fred Holtz
Fred L. Holtz is Executive Director of PSLI in Hicksville and TherapyMyWay (TMW) of Garden City, an innovative group of very experienced psychotherapists providing effective, pragmatic treatment in a comfortable, private environment, The practice provides individual, couples and group therapy for teens and adults, and performs psychological evaluations for all age ranges.
Website: https://therapymyway.com

Executive Functioning Part 1: Organization, Study Skills, and Time Management    Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 8:00 PM

Description: The ability to study, organize, and be on time are critical skills throughout the lifespan, allowing for independence and progress. This workshop will introduce parents to the concepts and features of executive functioning skills, focusing on three manifestations that commonly cause challenges at home- organizational, study, and time management skills. Participants will gain information on what these skill deficits look like for children and teens, how to assess their child’s skill level in these areas, and how to intervene using evidence-based procedures.

Presenter:  Dr. Donna Thiele
Dr. Thiele is a clinical psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst specializing in treating children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, ADHD, challenging behavior and parenting challenges. She has provided consultation to children, families and school systems throughout Long Island for over 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College, and has a private practice located in Holbrook, New York. 
Website: https://www.donnathielepc.com

Executive Functioning Part 3: Memory, Motivation, and Flexibility     
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 8:00 PM

Description: Research continues to demonstrate that children and teens who demonstrate problem solving and emotional regulation achieve better outcomes socially and academically. This workshop will continue to introduce parents to the relationship between executive functioning skills and common challenges for their children and teen in the home such as impulse control, problem solving and emotional regulation skills. Participants will learn how to assess for areas of deficit for their children in these areas and apply practical and evidence-based procedures to improve performance 

Presenter:  Dr. Donna Thiele
Dr. Thiele is a clinical psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst specializing in treating children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, ADHD, challenging behavior and parenting challenges. She has provided consultation to children, families and school systems throughout Long Island for over 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College, and has a private practice located in Holbrook, New York. 
Website: https://www.donnathielepc.com

Executive Functioning Part 2: Impulse Control, Problem Solving, and Emotional Regulation      

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 8:00 PM

registration now open

Cyber Secure: Best Practices to Protect Yourself and Your Family Online?   

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7:00 PM

Description: Learn how to prepare a family-friendly quick and easy dish everyone will enjoy. See below for recipe, ingredients and shopping list. 

Presenter:  Sophia Brivio

Sophia has been a resident of Garden City for over 20 years and her three daughters attended GCHS. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. In 2016, she opened a recreational culinary school, The Well Seasoned Chef in Garden City, located at 45 New Hyde Park Road, Garden City NY. The website is www.thewellseasonedchef.com. The Well Seasoned Chef teaches Junior Chef classes ages 8-12, Sous Chef classes 13-17, Adults and Special Needs students. They have programs for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts and do birthday parties and private events.
Website: https://thewellseasonedchef.com

THURSDAYS

FEBRUARY 4TH

FEBRUARY 11TH

FEBRUARY 25TH


SESSION 1: 7PM

SESSION 2: 8PM


A SERIES OF FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FACILITATED BY AREA PROFESSIONALS & DISTRICT PERSONNEL TO SHARPEN PARENTS' SKILLS, AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO RAISE HEALTHY, WELL-ADJUSTED & SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN.

Virtual Parent University

February 4-25, 2021

cooking Class
Date: wednesday, march 3, 2021, 7:00 PM

K-6 Literature as Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors: Helping Children See Themselves and Gain Empathy for Others Through Reading    

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:00 PM

Description: A conversation about how K-6 teachers are using literature to help all children see themselves reflected in what they read; develop empathy and insight about the experiences of people from a variety of cultures; and step into new worlds and experiences.

Presenter:  Ms. Tia Albig (Grade 6, GCMS), Ms. Kristen Borg (Grade 1, Hemlock), Mr. Peter Burke (Grade 2, Stewart), Ms. Amber Degnan (Grade 5, Stewart), Ms. Erin Hegmann (Grade 3, Stratford), Dr. Ted Cannone (Assistant Superintendent, Central Administration)