Parent Resource Center
Mason Howard, M.Ed
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FAIRFAX COUNTY PARENT RESOURCE CENTER WEBSITE
Parent Resource Center hours/Parent Liaison hours
The Parent Resource Center would like to welcome all parents to stop in and visit the Parent Resource Center located inside the Little Theater at Falls Church High School.
The Parent Resource Center, located inside the Little Theatre, is open daily from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Parent Center houses a wealth of material regarding school and community services in a variety of languages. In addition we are able to secure interpreters for parent-teacher conferences, PTSA meetings or any event offered in our school. Please feel free to contact us at 703-207-4074 or e-mail Maria Mateus at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeanette Little at email@example.com, or Mason Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back regularly as we will be offering several workshops with interesting topics for all parents in the Little Theatre.
April 3, 6:30PM-8:00PM, Positive Communication with Your Teen
Back by popular demand, Mario Prada, Social Worker, Department of Family Services, Fairfax County, will deliver an enthusiastic and interactive presentation on this important topic. Mr. Prada is a Falss Church favorite and has received excellent marks for his strategies on setting boundaries with positive communication.
3 de abril, 6:30-8:00M, Comunicación Positiva con su Adolescente
De vuelta, por demanda popular, Mario Prada, Trabajador Social, Departamento de Servicios a Las families de Fairfax County, nos ofrecerá una presentación interactiva sobre este importante tema. El Sr. Prada es uno de los favoritos en Falls Church High School y ha recibido excelentes comentarios por sus estrategias para establecer límites a través de una comunicación positiva.
April 24, 6:00PM-8:00PM, Little Theater, Adolescent Depression and Anxiety
Please join our school psychologist, Dr. Michelle Darter, as she presents information about this important topic and strategies for reducing anxiety and avoiding depression. We are pleased to be co-hosting this event with our PTSA.
24 abril, 6:00PM-8:00PM, Little Theater, Depresión y Ansiedad en los Adolescentes
Venga a escuchar a nuestro psicólogo de la escuela, la Dra. Michelle Darter, mientras ellas presenta información sobre este tema importante y sobre estrategias para reducir la ansiedad y evitar la depresión. Es un placer poder auspiciar este evento conjuntamente con nuestra Asociación de Padres, Maestros y Estudiantes (PTSA)
6:00-7:00PM Presentación en Español
7:00-8:00PM Presentation in English
PRC Brochure - Chinese
PRC Brochure - Arabic
PRC Brochure - Farsi
PRC Brochure - Spanish
PRC Brochure - Vietnamese
PRC Brochure - Korean
PRC Brochure - English
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February 6th, Study Skills 6:30PM-8:00PM
You asked for it! An overwhelming number of Falls Church High School parents chose “Study Skills” as their number ONE topic of interest.
Join one of our AVID teachers is a discussion about strategies for parents that will help students be successful in high school. Student speakers will share practical tips and tools to improve study skills and academic performance!
This workshop requires the participation of students and parents. This will be a great evening, don’t miss it!
¡Usted lo pidió! Un número abrumador de padres de familia escogieron el tema “Hábitos de Estudio” como el preferido y más interesante.
Venga y escuche a uno de nuestros profesores de AVID quien dará una charla sobre estrategias para que los padres puedan ayudar a su s hijos a tener éxito en la secundaria. ¡Estudiantes hablarán por su propia experiencia y darán buenas ideas, secretos y herramientas que ellos utilizan para mejorar su rendimiento académico y tener más éxito en la escuela!
Queremos que tanto padres de familia como alumnos asistan a este taller. ¡Estamos seguros que esta será una noche muy valiosa, no se la pierda!
Se ofrecerá refrigerio a las 6:30 PM
November 14th, 5:30-8:30PM, Third Annual Falls Church Pyramid School’s Information and Resource Fair, Falls Church High School Cafeteria
More than forty community resource providers from Jill’s House, designed to help families with children who have intellectual disabilities, to the Fairfax County Library, were on hand to help parents learn more about the many resources available to help their families. The Falls Church High School Teacher Cadet program provided childcare. This event was collaboration among all Parent Liaisons in the Falls Church Pyramid. In addition, six workshops were offered giving parents the opportunity to learn more about the many ways they can help their students’ progress in school.
October 3rd, 6:30PM, Little Theater. Welcome Hispanic Parents.
Maria Mateus, Jeanette Little and Mason Howard, Falls Church High School Parent Liaisons, facilitated a program designed to help Spanish speaking families better understand the Fairfax County School System. An adapted version of “Getting to Know Fairfax County Public Schools” was shown and presentations on progress reports, attendance, diploma options etc. were offered.
Falls Church High School COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Study Resources for Falls Church High School students.
Late buses at Falls Church High School run every Wednesday at 4:30. Students can go to their teachers for help from 2:30-3:30 and then to the cafeteria to study and complete homework where they are supervised until the buses leave. If students are in a club they may be meeting with their club sponsor from 2:40-3:20 on Wednesdays. Students ARE NOT to leave school property and return OR wander the halls. This is a great opportunity to catch up on missed assignments, review class content or get help for something your student doesn't understand. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays students may study in the cafeteria from 2:30-4:00PM. They will be supervised. Transportation IS NOT provided on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Saturday Learning Seminar (SLS). Students are encouraged to attend SLS from 9AM-12:00PM in the library at FCHS. Drop in anytime during the hours of operation and receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Use the computers to finish or get ahead on your homework.
Upcoming dates for SLS:
February 9th and 23rd
March 9th, and 16th
April 6th and 20th
May 4th and 11th
The Parent Resource Center accepts donations of freshly laundered, gently used or new clothing. If you are in need please don't hesitate to come by and look at what we have. If you would like to donate we accept clothing of all sizes!
The Parent Resource Center offers a "lending library." Parents can check out books and other items free of charge. Books range from how to better communicate with your adolescent to popular works of fiction and magazines. Limited titles available in Spanish. Stop in!
Culmore Family Resource Center Adult Computer Classes
For information call: 703-379-5217
HEALTH INSURANCE AND CLINICS
If you or someone you know is in need of health insurance coverage or information about clinics in the area, please visit the Parent Resource Center or call: 703-207-4074
For a Directory of Human and Health Services at the Annandale Location please visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/healthhuman/falls-church-to-annandale/directory-of-services.htm Please note the Falls Church location IS CLOSED.
Gang Prevention call 703-GET-HELP (703-438-4357) FREE 703-438-4357 or visit www.preventgangsnova.org
Do you live in Kingsley Commons? Are you aware of the Kingsley Family Resource Center? The Center offers a host of services and workshops including English and Spanish classes, Citizenship classes and computers. For a monthly calendar call 703-207-8676. They are located at 3175-B Monticello Drive.
Fairfax County Public Schools, Familygram, is available online in six languages visit http://www.fcps.edu/cco/pubs/myfcps/family/2012_08_30/
Parent-Teen Driving Programs to Be Held at All FCPS High Schools
As the result of a new state law, any student who applies for a juvenile driver's license is now required, along with his or her parent or guardian, to complete a 90-minute Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) parent-teen driving program. Contact your student’s Physical Education teacher for additional information. The next program will be held on February 5th in the Little Theater. Program begins promptly at 7:00PM and parents/students will not be admitted after this time.
For Updated Information on FCPS Graduation Requirements please visit: http://www.fcps.edu/cco/pubs/myfcps/family/2012_11_28/graduation.shtml
Adult ESOL English visit www.fcps.edu/aceclasses for more information.
Fairfax County Public Schools Parent information line numbers are:
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