Parent Education Events in San Carlos and Beyond

2019-20 SCSD Parent Education Events
Contact Mindy Hill for inquiries related to SCSD events

Events are listed in chronological order. Starred** events are hosted outside of San Carlos with partners in education, including Sequoia Healthcare District, San Mateo County Office of Education and other notable organizations. Many more events will be added throughout the year, so please check back for more information.

The Vaping Phenomenon: What it is, why it happened, and what we can do about it

Presenter: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, Stanford University

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 12:00-1:00pm
**Location: Stanford University Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building (Y2E2), Room 111

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Motherload-Film Documentary Screening

Audience: Open to all ages

Presentation: Film to inspire active transportation as an antidote to climate change and social isolation

Friday, September 27, 2019 6:30-8:30PM
**Location: San Carlos Youth Center


Puberty Talk Curriculum for 5th Grade
Audience: Parents of 5th graders 
Presenter: Health Connected
October 22, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: SCSD District Office Board Room, Unit 9B

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach for Effective Parenting
Audience: Parents, teachers, community-builders
Presenter: Youth expert, Charlie Applestein
October 24, (DETAILS TBD)
**Location: Menlo-Atherton High School PAC

Teen Talk Sexual Health Curriculum for 7th Grade

Audience: Parents of 7th graders

Presenter: Health Connected

February 12, 6:30-8:00pm Location: SCSD District Office Board Room, Unit 9B


Parent Education Series 2019-20

   Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series,

See this link for a complete list of events:

Like: The Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

Audience: Parents of 7th graders

Presenter: IndieFlix films

September 26, 7:00-8:30pm Location: Woodside HS, Performing Arts Center 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside


Screenagers, Next Chapter: Empowering Youth with Stress Resilience

Audience: Parents and students, ages 10+

Presenter: Film by Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston

Oct. 7, 6:30-8:00pm Location: La Entrada Middle School, Jensen Hall- 2200 Sharon Road

Menlo Park


The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Audience: Parents

Presenter: William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, Co-authors

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Menlo-Atherton High School 


Creating Gender Sensitive and Inclusive Environments for Teens

Audience: Teens and Parents

Presenter: Joel Baum, Senior Director for Professional Development, Gender Spectrum

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Woodside MUR


Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age

Audience: Teens and Parents

Presenter: Devorah Heitner, PhD, Author, Screenwise, Founder, Raising Digital Natives with Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Coordinator, Health Connected

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Sequoia High School Carrington Hall




Common Ground Speaker Series

These events are created with private schools in our area.

They have limited seating and usually cost a small fee of $20 or less.

Star Vista’s Mental Health Panel

September 17, 2019 View Details 

Navigating the Tides of Adolescence         

Paul Tough in conversation with Denise Pope

October 3, 2019  View Details The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Lynn Lyons

October 15, 2019 View Details 

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Interrupting the Worry Cycle

LIKE Documentary Screening

October 22, 2019 View Details LIKE: The Impact of Social Media On Our Lives

Michael Robb, PhD

November 4, 2019 View Details 

The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep: Common Sense Media’s Newest Research

Lisa Damour, PhD

December 10, 2019  View Details

Under Pressure: Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Rich Karlgaard

November 12, 2019 View Details 

Late Bloomers: Patience for Alternative Paths