Parenting Tips & Resources for San Francisco Families

Throughout the school year, Marin Preparatory offers speakers and educational series that are relevant to parents navigating the elementary school years. Topics may include:

  • Child development
  • Discipline strategies at home
  • Setting boundaries
  • Beginning Spanish language classes for parents

MPS is also a member of SPEAK (Speakers for Parents, Educators, And Knowledge), a coalition of Bay Area independent schools that presents noted educational speakers throughout the Bay Area.

In addition, the Head of School holds annual meetings on the developmental stages of each grade level.

2016-17 Marin Preparatory Parent Education Events:

Mondays – After Comunidad (Oct. 31, Jan. 23, Mar. 6, May 1) 8:45am-9:15pm
Chats with the Head of School – Stay after Comunidad for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to chat informally with the Head of School. This is a wonderful way to stay caught up on all of the exciting happenings at MPS.  These chats will occur four times a year on the dates listed.  

Thursday, November 3rd –  6:30pm-8:00pm
Christopher Warren, Director of Educational Technology at MCDS – “The Use of Educational Technology in Grades 4-8” based on current research and best practices.

Tuesday, January 24th –  6:00pm-8:00pm
Stephanie Owens, LMFT – How Praise can Undermine Your Kids’ Achievements and What to Do Instead

Wednesday, February 15th – 6:30pm-8:00pm
5th Grade Sex Education Parents Overview 

Wednesday, March 1st – 6:30pm-8:00pm
4th Grade Parent Education “Puberty”

Wednesday, April 26th – 6:30pm-8:00pm
Alison Park – Founder, BLINK Consulting- Diversity and Inclusion: What does it Mean; Where Are We; How Do We Move Forward

Thursday, May 23rd – 6:30pm-8:00pm
5th Grade Student/Parent Sex Ed Wrap-up Evening


2016-2017 Parent Education Calendar