Community Education

You can find a complete listing of Community Education offerings for current school year here.

For more information, contact Margie Schwartz.

Upcoming Community Education Events

Executive Function Skills And Strategies

Sarah Ward, Co-Director of Cognitive Connection, LLP
Wednesday, December 6
8:30-10:30am (MP2)

Please note: This event will not be recorded

Sarah will help parents to gain a new understanding of how children demonstrate executive function skills and a new perspective on what is meant by the term "executive dysfunction." She will provide many practical tools for all parents to implement immediately to help their children in grades K-8:

  • Think in an organized and flexible way about systems
  • Self-initiate to manage their clothing, backpack, papers and personal belongings
  • Learn accurately and effortlessly to estimate how long tasks will take
  • Carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames
  • Adopt a mindful approach to homework
  • How to use schedules
  • Long term project management
  • Increase independence with transitions and following routines

Sarah Ward is a licensed speech and language pathologist from Massachusetts. She is the Co-Director of Cognitive Connections, LLP (http://efpractice.com/). And has over 20 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.

Angst: Breaking The Stigma Around Anxiety
Wednesday, Nov. 29
7:00-8:45pm (in the PA)

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety is a newly released documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it.

Angst features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and what they've learned. The film also includes experts charged with helping people manage their anxiety, and those who focus on researching its causes and sociological effects, while offering tools and resources that provide hope. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps appears in "Angst" to share his story of being bullied and depressed, leading to severe anxiety.

Following the screening, we are fortunate to have the film's producer, Karen Gornick, as well as several of the teens featured in the documentary for a Q & A session.

This screening is recommended for adults and children in grade 8 and up.

To learn more, please visit: http://angstmovie.com/

Free PM childcare is available; email afterschool@mcds.org to reserve a space for your child.