PARENTS' RESOURCES:

PARENT UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS:

Reading Workshop 101 -  This Parent University session introduced Reading Workshop to parents and allowed participants to experience the driving force behind leveled reading- the need to make meaning of what is read! 

SCHOOL RELATED:

Common Sense Media "is a website that provides valuable information at the click of a mouse or a tap of the screen.  This is an extremely valuable non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that provides trustworthy information and tools so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they they let into their homes.  You will find reviews and ratings for movies, games, apps, web sites, TV, books and music so you can easily make informed decisions for your family."  Courtesy of Mrs. Straubinger, TBD  (FREE Kids Media App also available).  Mrs. Straubinger's school homepage.

Parent Portal for TBD and CDW Schools.  TBD Parent Portal FAQs

TBD & CDW School Calendar

AUTHORS & ASSEMBLIES:

 

PARENTING IN GENERAL:

"A Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Website contains many helpful links on managing the chaos.

Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. Her work aims to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.

Rachel Simmons is an author, educator and coach helping girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent and assertive adults.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

Matt Bellace, Ph.D. is a speaker, comedian, psychologist and author of A Better High.  Matt has a positive, science-based and seriously entertaining approach to substance abuse prevention.  He is the author of A Better High.

INTERNET SAFETY, CYBER BULLYING:

Mark DeBenedictis is a knowledgeable and very engaging presenter on one of the most prevalent topics today - Internet Safety and Cyber -Bullying.
Mark has been employed with Bergen County Special Services [[#|School]] District for the past 10 years in the Assistive Technology Department as an Adaptive Computer Specialist . He is also a presenter for the Bergen County Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) which provides professional development to educators.

Mark recommends:  GREAT LINKS AND RESOURCES

HOW TO CHECK FOR LICE:

See the video on the "Lice Happens" website to learn how to comb out lice.  You can also use this process to check for lice, make sure hair is wet.