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Parent University

Parent University logoParent University is a community collaboration led by the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. Through Parent University, Broadalbin-Perth partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and the confidence to become full partners in their children’s education.

The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in B-P schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.

Parent University events take place in the evening and on weekends, making them convenient for working parents. Many events are appropriate for the whole family, while free child care is available at other events. Advance registration is requested for some events to assist with planning.

Parents who participate in multiple Parent University events during the same school year are eligible to receive prizes!

Upcoming Parent University Events

S’cool Moves and the Power of Play

Wednesday, March 21  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Virtual AP Room at BPHS  |  REGISTER

You’ve heard about how movement and activities that cross the midline of the body can help your child focus, decrease anxiety, help with self-regulation and body control, and improve reading, math and visual skills. Now, come see why it works! Join physical therapist Jessica Sargalis and occupational therapy assistant Kristen Miller to learn about the S’cool Moves program used in pre-K through grade 12 at B-P, and leave with some strategies you can use at home to help your child improve their ability to perform in school.

Technology and Setting Limits

Tuesday, March 27  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium  |  REGISTER

Parents will watch the movie “Screenagers,” then learn how to support their children’s technology use while setting limits. According to the filmmakers, “Screenagers” is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance.

Behavior Management

Thursday, April 19  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Virtual AP Room at BPHS

Pre-K Parent Information Night

Wednesday, April 25  |  6 p.m.

Incoming pre-K students and their parents are invited to meet some of the key people who will help them start their educational journey, and take home information and resources to help them prepare for the start of school in the fall.

Family Literacy Night, Pre-K & K

Wednesday, May 9  |  6 p.m.  |  TLC Media Center  |  REGISTER

This event, modeled on Scholastic Literacy Events’ Spotlight on Reading, brings teachers, families, and children together as partners to support children’s reading development. During the event, parents and their children will join other families in an interactive group read-aloud and a variety of activities that help reinforce children’s reading skills. Parents will also learn about ways they can build and strengthen their children’s love of reading at home. All of the activities are focused on one goal: to give families opportunities to see and experience their children’s literacy learning in action.