Events & Classes

To see a list of our upcoming classes and events for this school year, click "Upcoming Classes" on the menu to the left!

Each month, we hold fun and informal workshops we call “classes,” each one led by a professional speaker on a range of subjects that are trending in the media. We want Parent University to be a fun, interactive, and informative way for parents to engage with each other about important topics that impact our school communities.
At all classes, we provide childcare, a light meal, and interpreters upon request.

There are no tests, grades, or obligations at Parent University—Feel free to attend as many or as few classes as you’re interested in. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

Upcoming Offerings
February-June 2018
Growth Mindset: Strategies for Helping Kids Succeed in School & Life
Thursday, February 8 5:30-7:30pm King Middle School Library

What, Me Worry? Kids, Anxiety, and How We Can Help
Wednesday, February 28 6:00-8:00pm Portland High School Auditorium

Superintendent’s Book Club:
iGen: Today’s Superconnected Kids -Jean Twenge, Ph.D.
Friday, March 9, 16, and 23 12:00-1:00pm Portland Public Library

Raising Powerful and Confident Girls
Wednesday, March 14 5:30-7:30pm Lyman Moore Middle School Library

Negotiating Masculinity
Saturday, March 31 11:00-1:00pm Ocean Avenue School Library

Let’s Talk Walls!
Sunday, April 8 3:00-5:00pm Children’s Museum of Portland

Transforming Schools: Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools for
Transgender and Gender Expansive Students
Thursday, April 26 5:30-7:30pm Lincoln Middle School Library

Navigating Identity in a Multicultural Community
Thursday, May 3 5:30-7:30pm Presumpscot Elementary School

Family Festival
Saturday, June 2 TBD TBD

Parents in Classroom