The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Upcoming MCPS Parent Academy Workshops

Upcoming MCPS Parent Academy Workshops Back Talk, Eye Rolls, and Attitude: How to Respond when Children are Disrespectful Thursday, April 26 7:00-8:30pm Are you getting a lot of “attitude” from your kids? Do you ignore it or confront it? Are you concerned about how children treat each other? Learn how to respond to disrespectful behavior and how to build positive relationships with your kids. Led by a parent educator with YMCA Youth & Family Services. Francis Scott Key MS, 910 Schindler Dr., Silver Spring 20903 Reaching for Success: Special Parent Workshop (English and Spanish) Saturday, April 28 8:30-11:30am Parents will learn about resources in the schools and how to use Edline to follow the academic progress of their children. Parents will also learn about programs for youth and parents offered by Identity as well as resources in the community like English classes, emergency and health services. Mid County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Dr. Wheaton 20902 Computer Smart (part 3 of 5) Monday, April 30 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 Keeping Teens Safe Conference Monday, April 30 6:30-8:30pm Join us for a conversation about the state of the DCC community and strategies to keep students engaged and neighborhoods thriving! Share your input and learn about programs and services available in our community. Presented in collaboration with the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office, Downcounty Consortium Administration, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Police Department, John F. Kennedy HS, and Montgomery County Public Schools. John F. Kennedy HS, 1901 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring 20902 Injury Prevention and Performance for Student Athletes Thursday, May 3 7:00-8:30pm Too many athletes end their athletic careers not because they want to, but because they have to. Olympic chiropractor, Dr. Steven M. Horwitz, will discuss injury prevention and improved performance for student athletes as well as concussions, heat and hydration injuries, proper strength and conditioning training, and sports diet and nutrition. Sherwood HS, 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Sandy Spring 20860 Childcare and Spanish interpretation are provided at all workshops. To register and see other upcoming workshops, please visit For more information about events, resources and services for children in Montgomery County, visit and subscribe to Macaroni Kid:

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