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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Upcoming MCPS Parent Academy Workshops

**Upcoming MCPS Parent Academy Workshops**

Understanding the Maryland School Assessment (MSA)
Thursday, February 23 7:00-8:30pm
The MSA is a test of reading, math, and science achievement required by the state of Maryland taken by all students in Grades 3-8. Learn more about this test and why it matters for your child.
Benjamin Banneker MS, 14800 Perrywood Dr., Burtonsville 20866

Curriculum 2.0
Thursday, February 23 7:00-8:30pm
Curriculum 2.0 has been developed to create a more exciting learning environment for our students in Grades K-2. Built upon the existing MCPS curriculum, Curriculum 2.0 blends reading/language arts and mathematics instruction with lessons in science, social studies, music, art, and physical education in a way that spurs creativity and critical thinking skills. Come learn about the new curriculum at this session.
New Hampshire Estates ES, 8720 Carroll Ave., Silver Spring 20903

Computer Smart (part 4 of 5)
Monday, February 27 6:30-8:30pm
Explore the MCPS website and online resources, set up an Edline account, and learn about Microsoft Office programs in this beginning-level workshop. Facilitated by an MCPS technology teacher.
Earle B. Wood MS, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville 20853

Help! My Child is Disorganized!
Monday, February 27 7:00-8:30pm
Are your kids always up late the night before a school project is due? Do they consistently turn in poor quality assignments overdue? Does he lose his homework? Does she put off her research project until the last minute? An expert from Your Life Simplified, Inc. will discuss the factors that may contribute to your child’s disorganization. You also will learn skills that you can teach your child to be organized for success in school.
Rosa M. Parks MS, 19200 Olney Mill Rd., Olney 20832

Understanding Your Child’s Personality Type
Thursday, March 1 7:00-8:30pm
What motivates your children? A certified Myers- Briggs Type Indicator practitioner will help you improve your effectiveness as a parent by understanding your child’s learning styles, ways of working with others, ability to build relationships, and responses to discipline.
Gaithersburg ES, 35 North Summit Ave., Gaithersburg 20877

Childcare and interpretation are provided at all workshops. To register and see other upcoming workshops, please visit
Thank you for supporting the MCPS Parent Academy!

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