There are a number of committees that parents (and even grandparents!) can join, and countless ways our school and students benefit from each parent’s experience, interests, and abilities.
Plan teacher appreciation events and activities, come work in our school garden, serve as a classroom representative for our Annual Fund, help organize school-wide community service initiatives, coordinate our Party Book, or help plan and organize important annual school events such as Book Fair, Spring Gala or Hoop-A-Thon. There is something to fit everyone’s time, talents, and interests.
In addition, the PA hosts a monthly Parent Association Community Event (PACE) where parents can help teachers by preparing materials for classrooms and special events, while also hearing from our Head of School and other administrators about exciting upcoming school initiatives and opportunities.
If you are a current Turning Point parent, you can sign up to volunteer on a committee through your Parent Portal. If you have questions about our Parent Association, or are a grandparent who is interested in volunteering, please send us a note.
Sheri Glucoft-wong: parenting during the pandemic
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW, returns to Turning Point to talk with us about how parents can support children’s academic, social, physical, ethical, and emotional development during the pandemic. She will offer strategies for how parents can help their child navigate new experiences while also establishing footholds of familiarity and routine along the way. Topics inclide:
- How to communicate in ways that promote resilience in your child
- How to set effective limits with your child without being punitive
- How to encourage cooperation and collaboration and to foster kindness, compassion, and empathy
- How to help your child navigate his/her own challenges and to communicate in a positive way with others
- How to partner with other parents and the school to sustain community-building and a positive school climate
Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW, is a renowned family therapist, parent educator, consultant, and recognized speaker who consults with parents and educators to help them better understand the social and emotional lives of children. She is known for providing practical tips to help parents joyfully cultivate the healthy growth and development of their children.
SPRING 2020 Session:
APRIL 14 – JUNE 16, 2020
Choose one of two times:
- Tuesdays, 9:45–10:45 am
- Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm
Each session is open to toddlers between 12–28 months and one parent.
Cost for the ten-week program: $450
Engage with experts and other parents in exploring parenting techniques and approaches specific to the toddler years! In the Turning Point Toddler Program, we support parents as they become increasingly confident and joyful in embracing and growing their individual parenting styles.
This unique program builds upon Turning Point’s philosophy of embracing the whole child, and is facilitated by Babytalk LA, Los Angeles’ preeminent parenting program. Our research-based curriculum guides parent in exploring important topics with the help of a trained Babytalk LA facilitator, certified Turning Point faculty, outside experts, and the collective wisdom of the group. Toddlers attend the sessions along with one parent.
Parenting experts support group discussion, present information, and address specific questions. Parents are then encouraged to consider how they might apply what they have learned to their own practices. Every parent has a chance each session to talk about what is happening with their toddler, and to learn strategies from other parents who are working at specific stages of development.