2024 FCPS Family Summit

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Welcome to the 2024 Family Summit: Safe, Supported, and Included!

Join us on April 20, 2024 at Marshall High School to ensure the safety, support, and inclusion of every member of our school community.

Our Family Summit is free and open to all families, educators and community members in the Fairfax County Public School division.

Date:

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Time:

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 

Marshall High School

7731 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043 

Please enter through Door 13.

Registration is preferred, please take a moment to register for the 2024 Family Summit.

Online Special Education Resource Fair

Families with children who have disabilities are encouraged to explore the Online Special Education Resource Fair, launching on April 20th as a part of the 2024 Family Summit.

This virtual event will provide a diverse array of asynchronous videos designed specifically for families, educators, and community members seeking innovative ways to support their children. Furthermore, attendees can browse through an online exhibit hall showcasing resources from FCPS, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting students with disabilities.

As an added highlight, the fair will also unveil the winners of the 2024 First Class Awards, showcasing the exemplary employees of FCPS who model excellence in their work, create a positive impact for all students and work to create an inclusive environment. The link to the Special Education Resource Fair goes live on Saturday, April 20 and can be found on the 2024 Family Summit webpage.  

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

May Webinars Open for Registration

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May Webinars are open for Registration Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (presentado en español)

Como ayudar a mi hijo a sentirse seguro en la relación que tiene con nosotros como padres.

Cuatro de los retos más comunes que puede presentar mi hijo durante su desarrollo emocional.

Estrategias para responder a estos retos sin afectar el desarrollo de un apego seguro.

Regístrate para este evento

May 14 and 15 - Covid-19 (C19) Compensatory Services Partnership Between FCPS and Varsity Tutors

Join us for an information session about a new partnership between Fairfax County Schools (FCPS) and Varsity Tutors. This partnership will provide students with disabilities an additional opportunity to receive compensatory education as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic in accordance with their IEP.

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Meet the Author Series: The Breakthrough Years
by Ellen Galinsky

Child development expert Ellen Galinsky challenges widely held assumptions about adolescents and offers new ways for parents and others to better understand and interact with them in a way that helps them thrive.

Galinsky’s Shared Solutions Framework and Possibilities Mindset show you how to:

  • turn daily conflicts into opportunities for problem-solving where both teens and parents feel listened to and respected

  • encourage positive risk-taking in your child like standing up for themselves, making new friends, and helping their communities

  • promote five essential executive function-based skills that can help them succeed now and in the future.

Join best-selling author, Ellen Galinksy, as she shares her latest research on raising thriving teens.

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Behavior Solution Series for Secondary Families:
Taming the Teenaged Brain

Navigate the rollercoaster of teenage emotions with our training on behavior strategies, tailored to support you at home during those challenging adolescent years. We will provide practical insights and proven techniques to foster understanding and communication with your teenager.

Register for this event

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

*Correction Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep

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Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep *For Current Middle and High School

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

Additionally, a new SOL task template will be auto-assigned, this year, to students for optional practice/study.

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Mathspace, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Mathspace, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

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FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep

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Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

Additionally, a new SOL task template will be auto-assigned, this year, to students for optional practice/study.

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Mathspace, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Mathspace, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Correction April is Autism Acceptance Month 

Family Resource Center 2 weeks 6 days ago

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April is Autism Acceptance Month 

This year, the National Institute of Mental Health is providing resources in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.  These resources highlight and focus on inclusivity and connectedness and honor the unique perspectives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. 

Today, April 2, 2024 is World Autism Day.

  Resources for Autism Acceptance Month:

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

April is Autism Acceptance Month 

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April is Autism Acceptance Month 

This year, the National Institute of Mental Health is providing resources in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.  These resources highlight and focus on inclusivity and connectedness and honor the unique perspectives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. 

This year, Nation Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) provides resources  in honors of Autism Acceptance Month. is celebrating Autism Acceptance Month, which focuses on inclusivity and connectedness and honors the unique perspectives of people living with ASD. 

Resources for Autism Acceptance Month:

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

FCPS Needs to Hear from You

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Family Engagement Survey Still Open! Participate today!  Your voice matters! 

Share your thoughts around important topics impacting your student’s success. By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

Help us better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools. 

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information.

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

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April Webinars are open for Registration SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center
13800 Wall Road
Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for this event

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Family Engagement Survey Open

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Family Engagement Survey Still Open! Participate today!  Your voice matters! 

Share your thoughts around important topics impacting your student’s success. By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

Help us better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools. 

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information.

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Additional April Offerings

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Additional April Offerings Supporting the Learning and Recreational Needs of 2e Learners During the Summer

Learn about how summer can be a time for twice exceptional students to encourage the love of learning, develop talent, socialize, and reflect. Find out about inclusive summer camps both in our local community and nationally that serve students of all abilities. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Learn about the benefits of summer enrichment for twice-exceptional students.
  • Learn about what families can do at home to continue to encourage talent and skills development for their twice-exceptional child.
  • List of FCPS summer opportunities and resources.
     
  • Presenter: Dr. Nonye Oladimeji, FCPS Specialist for Twice Exceptional (2e) Children
  • Date: April 12, 2024 Add to your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

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NOVA Vision 2024

FCPS and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities interested in attending NOVA to learn about available options. The orientation will include presentations from Accommodations and Accessibility Services and Counseling Services, a mock NOVA classroom experience for students, and a NOVA student panel with Q&A session.

Date: April 17, 2024

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Annandale Campus

Click here to register.  

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Correction: April Webinars Open for Registration

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April Webinars are open for Registration SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center
13800 Wall Road
Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for this event

Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (Attachment: Creating a Relationship with My Child Where they Feel Safe and Protected) presented in Spanish

El propósito de estos semenarios de web es apoyar y empoderar a los padres a establecer relaciones saludables y seguras con sus hijos (*apego) respondiendo de manera positiva y efectiva a las necesidades de sus hijos.

Parte 1 Añadir a tu calendario

  • ¿Qué es el apego?
  • Los diferentes tipos de apego y cómo impactan el futuro social y emocional de un niño.
  • ¿Qué influye en el tipo de apego que desarrollamos con nuestros hijos?

Parte 2 Añadir a tu calendario

  • ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo a sentirse seguro en nuestra relación padre/hijo?
  • Cuatro de los retos más comunes que puede presentar mi hijo durante su desarrollo emocional.
  • Estrategias para responder a estos retos sin afectar el desarrollo de un apego seguro.

 

  • Presenter: Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Date: 5 de abril 
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning
and SOL Prep

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

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Meet the Author Series: Gifted and Distractible
with Julie Skolnick

Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to their peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? 

Join us for a discussion with author Julie Skolnick about her innovative and timely book for families of twice-exceptional children.

  • Presenter: Julie Skolnick
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 7- 8 p.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

Behavior Solution Series: Proactive Strategies for
Effective Communication

We will equip you with strategies for navigating the teen years. Uncover the secrets to fostering open communication, building trust, and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

  • Presenter: FCPS Behavior Intervention Services
  • Date: April 19, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

NOVA 2024* VISION

FCPS and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities interested in attending NOVA to learn about available options. The orientation will include presentations from Accommodations and Accessibility Services and Counseling Services, a mock NOVA classroom experience for students, and a NOVA student panel with Q&A session.

  • Date: April 17, 2023 8Corrected
  • Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Format: In-person
  • Annandale Campus Annandale Campus

Register for this event

Counseling Services in Virginia: How to Get the
Help You Desire

Are you starting or continuing to look for substance abuse treatment services for your child?

Join a private practice therapist and FCPS’s Sr. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist will help attendees understand how to locate and become involved with mental health treatment services in VA for substance abuse.

Webinar Highlights:

  • School supports and community resources
  • Stigma and equity
  • Different types of therapy.
  • Presenter: FCPS Sr. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
  • Date: April 30, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

April Webinars Open for Registration

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April Webinars are open for Registration SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center
13800 Wall Road
Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for this event

Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (Attachment: Creating a Relationship with My Child Where they Feel Safe and Protected) presented in Spanish

El propósito de estos semenarios de web es apoyar y empoderar a los padres a establecer relaciones saludables y seguras con sus hijos (*apego) respondiendo de manera positiva y efectiva a las necesidades de sus hijos.

Parte 1 Añadir a tu calendario

  • ¿Qué es el apego?
  • Los diferentes tipos de apego y cómo impactan el futuro social y emocional de un niño.
  • ¿Qué influye en el tipo de apego que desarrollamos con nuestros hijos?

Parte 2 Añadir a tu calendario

  • ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo a sentirse seguro en nuestra relación padre/hijo?
  • Cuatro de los retos más comunes que puede presentar mi hijo durante su desarrollo emocional.
  • Estrategias para responder a estos retos sin afectar el desarrollo de un apego seguro.

 

  • Presenter: Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Date: 5 de abril 
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning
and SOL Prep

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

Meet the Author Series: Gifted and Distractible
with Julie Skolnick

Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to their peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? 

Join us for a discussion with author Julie Skolnick about her innovative and timely book for families of twice-exceptional children.

  • Presenter: Julie Skolnick
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 7- 8 p.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

Behavior Solution Series: Proactive Strategies for
Effective Communication

We will equip you with strategies for navigating the teen years. Uncover the secrets to fostering open communication, building trust, and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

  • Presenter: FCPS Behavior Intervention Services
  • Date: April 19, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

NOVA 2023 VISION

FCPS and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities interested in attending NOVA to learn about available options. The orientation will include presentations from Accommodations and Accessibility Services and Counseling Services, a mock NOVA classroom experience for students, and a NOVA student panel with Q&A session.

  • Date: April 19, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Format: In-person
  • Annandale Campus Annandale Campus

Register for this event

Counseling Services in Virginia: How to Get the
Help You Desire

Are you starting or continuing to look for substance abuse treatment services for your child?

Join a private practice therapist and FCPS’s Sr. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist will help attendees understand how to locate and become involved with mental health treatment services in VA for substance abuse.

Webinar Highlights:

  • School supports and community resources
  • Stigma and equity
  • Different types of therapy.
  • Presenter: FCPS Sr. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
  • Date: April 30, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

SIBSHOPS Open

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SIBSHOPS

 

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

 

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

March Webinars at the Family Resource Center

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Register for March Webinars FBA/BIP Essentials for Families

Does your child have concerning behaviors at school? Did you know that there is a process to identify and support your child at school?

Join us to learn about the FBA and BIP process and how it is used in FCPS to support any student who experiences behavioral challenges.

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process to determine the underlying cause or functions of a student’s behavior that impedes social, emotional, and academic learning.
  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is a plan that utilizes positive behavioral interventions and supports to address behaviors that interfere with learning.

Staff from the Office of Special Education Instruction, Office of Intervention and Prevention Services, and Office of Special Education Procedural Support will be presenting and sharing information.

March 1, 2024 - 10-11 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for FBA/BIP Essentials for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS.

Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families

Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services Department staff to help families encourage positive communication and behavior at home.

Elementary Webinars

3/15 Taming Tantrums and More Add to Your Calendar

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

Secondary Webinars

4/19 Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication  Add to Your Calendar

  • We will equip you with strategies for navigating the teen years. Uncover the secrets to fostering open communication, building trust, and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

5/31 Taming the Teenaged Brain Add to Your Calendar

  • Navigate the rollercoaster of teenage emotions with our training on behavior strategies, tailored to support you at home during those challenging adolescent years. We will provide practical insights and proven techniques to foster understanding and communication with your teenager.

Register for all or part of the Behavior Solution Series for Families

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

February Webinars at the Family Resource Center

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Meet the Author Series: Mind in The Making with Ellen Galinsky

Looking for research-based advice for families on how to raise their children to be well-rounded and achieve their full potential, helping them learn to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning? These are the "essential life skills" that Ellen Galinsky has spent her career pursuing.

The good news is that there are simple everyday things that all families can do to build these skills in their children for today and for the future. They don't cost money, and it's never too late to begin.

February 2, 2024, 10-11 a.m. Add to Your Calendar.

Register for Meet the Author Series: Mind in The Making with Ellen Galinsky

Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families

Join staff from the FCPS Behavior Intervention Services Department to help families encourage positive communication and behavior at home.

Elementary Webinars

2/16 Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication Add to Your Calendar.

  • Embark on a collaborative parenting journey while we guide you through practical tips that can be used in your home.

3/15 Taming Tantrums and More Add to Your Calendar.

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

Secondary Webinars

4/19 Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication  Add to Your calendar.

  • We will equip you with strategies for navigating the teen years. Uncover the secrets to fostering open communication, building trust, and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

5/31 Taming the Teenaged Brain Add to Your Calendar.

  • Navigate the rollercoaster of teenage emotions with our training on behavior strategies, tailored to support you at home during those challenging adolescent years. We will provide practical insights and proven techniques to foster understanding and communication with your teenager.

Register for all or part of the Behavior Solution Series for Families

How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help with Ann Dolin

Disappointing grades are not always a fair indication of how hard your child is trying, how much they’re learning, or what their potential for success is later on in life (especially for those with ADHD and other learning differences).

On the surface, disappointing grades represent a failure at school. But there’s usually a lot more to it and many emotions for parents and students at stake!

Webinar Highlights:

  • What to do if your child comes home with bad grades (and how to prevent over-reacting)
  • How to talk to your child about their school performance, including some easy conversation starters
  • Ways to investigate why it’s happening and the two most common reasons for poor grades
  • What to do about it moving forward, including strategies to help your child study more effectively and stay organized
  • Whether you should set consequences for your child’s bad grades (or reward them for good grades)

Join Ann Dolin, educator, author, and Educational Connections Founder for new strategies to tackle these sticky situations while preserving your relationship with your child. 

February 23, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar.

Register for How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

FBA/BIP Essentials for Families

Does your child have concerning behaviors at school? Did you know that there is a process to identify and support your child at school?

Join us to learn about the FBA and BIP process and how it is used in FCPS to support any student who experiences behavioral challenges.

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process to determine the underlying cause or functions of a student’s behavior that impedes social, emotional, and academic learning.
  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is a plan that utilizes positive behavioral interventions and supports to address behaviors that interfere with learning.

Staff from the Office of Special Education Instruction, Office of Intervention and Prevention Services, and Office of Special Education Procedural Support will be presenting and sharing information.

February 29, 2024, 6:30-8 p.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for FBA/BIP Essentials for Families

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

A Virtual Math Week January 8-12

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Virtual Math Week This Week

Come together as a community for students in K-8 for 5 nights this week, with delightful math games and stories - all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. All content is available for free directly to all families in English and Spanish. 

Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families  an opportunity to experience  math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. The games and stories feature several countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Ghana, and China. 

All content is available completely free on the website starting today! To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. View the website at anytime for explanations and videos.

Families can play for as little as 15 minutes or replay over and over lasting more than an hour on any given night. For families that want to reduce screen time, we will have physical print options for access to the content and games as well.

Use the games and stories on our website or dust off your favorite math game and play it as a family.

Any and ALL math experiences outside of a normal week count. Our goal is for FCPS to experience 1 million minutes of math outside of the school day. Join us!

 

FCPS Family Resource Center 
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Webinars Just added to February

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (in-person course)

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18. 

The course will teach you how to  apply the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE):

•    Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
•    Listen nonjudgmentally.
•    Give reassurance and information.
•    Encourage appropriate professional help.
•    Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

February 9, 2024, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Add to Your Calendar

Family Resource Center

2334 Gallows Road 

Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Register for Youth Mental Health First Aid (in-person course) 30 spaces available

FBA/BIP Essentials for Families

Does your child have concerning behaviors at school? Did you know that there is a process to identify and support your child at school?

Join us to learn about the FBA and BIP process and how it is used in FCPS to support any student who experiences behavioral challenges.

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process to determine the underlying cause or functions of a student’s behavior that impedes social, emotional, and academic learning.
  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is a plan that utilizes positive behavioral interventions and supports to address behaviors that interfere with learning.

Staff from the Office of Special Education Instruction, Office of Intervention and Prevention Services, and Office of Special Education Procedural Support will be presenting and sharing information.

February 29, 2024 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Add to Your Calendar

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March 1, 2024 - 10-11 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for FBA/BIP Essentials for Families

FCPS Family Resource Center
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

Coming Soon: A Virtual Math Week January 8-12

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Virtual Math Week Next Week

Come together as a community for students in K-8 for 5 nights the week of January 8, 2024, with delightful math games and stories - all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. All content will be available for free directly to all families in English and Spanish. 

Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families  an opportunity to experience  math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. The games and stories feature several countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Ghana, and China. 

All content will be available completely free on the website starting January 8, 2024. To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. View the website at anytime for explanations and videos.

Families can play for as little as 15 minutes or replay over and over lasting more than an hour on any given night. For families that want to reduce screen time, we will have physical print options for access to the content and games as well.

Use the games and stories on our website or dust off your favorite math game and play it as a family.

Any and ALL math experiences outside of a normal week count. Our goal is for FCPS to experience 1 million minutes of math outside of the school day. Join us!

 

FCPS Family Resource Center 
Web | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 703-204-3941

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