Next Parent University Session – THIS Saturday (4/16)

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The Parent University-Effingham spring session will be held Saturday at Effingham County Middle School, 1659 Highway 119 South in Guyton.

logo1-300x89Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the general session starting at 9 a.m. All sessions will conclude by 1:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend Parent University-Effingham. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Vendors will have information for the entire family. Each child will receive a book just for attending. Door prizes will be drawn as well.

Parents and students from surrounding counties are welcome to attend.

This session will feature bridging, learning opportunities and youth summer employment.

 

The parent session includes:

• CPR certification class

• Campus tour of Effingham College and Career Academy

• Personal safety and security

• All children have special needs

• Make a Take summer activities for parents of children pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students

• Discovering what your child is doing in school through Google apps

Kidz and Youth Leadership sessions include:

• Kool treats of learning for the summer

• Campus tour of ECCA

• Summer job opportunities with PAXEN Learning Service Corporation for ages 16-24

• Enrichment activities for summer gains

 

Preregistration deadline is Thursday or you may register the morning of April 16. Registration forms were sent home by your child’s school. Please return to their school or email to [email protected] Forms are also available at www.parentuniversityeffingham.org.

For more information, call (912) 661-5290, (912) 772-3885, or (912) 978-0769

The mission of Parent University is to educate, inspire and empower parents to meet the needs of their children by becoming their first and most important teacher. Its goals support family literacy by providing services that make sustainability changes in the family. Even though Parent University’s main focus is to provide information for parents, there are learning opportunities for non-parents also.

Parent University-Effingham is sponsored by the Springfield Central High School Association, Inc. and the Effingham County Board of Education. Parent University-Effingham has 501 (c) 3 status.

Teen Maze – March 22nd, 2016

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What is Teen Maze?

  • A life-sized, interactive “game board” through which youth will advance by “chance” to various stations.
  • During the Maze, youth will not have a “choice” about the decisions they make regarding drug/alcohol use, texting and driving, and other behaviors. Instead, they will pull scripts or spin a wheel to learn the “good or bad news.”
  • Youth who pull scripts that avoid risky behaviors are “rewarded”. Others will learn the potential consequences of poor decisions, e.g., loss of freedom, medical problems, and even death. Since paths are randomly assigned, no two participants will have the same encounter (much like in real life).
  • The maze is an interactive, humbling experience that shows teens how a wrong decision can impact the rest of their lives.

Why 8th and 10th grade parents only?

  • The maze will rotate between SEHS and ECHS each year. The maze targets 10th grade students and their parents. 8th grade parents are invited to become exposed to the maze; the rationale is that when the maze returns to ECHS the 8th graders will be 10th

Event Details:

Parent Preview Night – Tuesday, March 22, 2016

5:00-5:45 pm Spaghetti Supper – Sponsored by Parent University-Effingham

Parent Involvement Presentation during supper

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Parents preview the maze

R.S.V.P. dinner reservation @ 754-6404 Ext. 1263

Effingham County High School Gymnasium
1589 Highway 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329

This activity meets the criteria for extra credit toward Parent University-Effingham 2016 Graduation

2014-2015 Parent University – Effingham Schedule

Parent University – Effingham
“Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School and Community”

Announces the 2014-2015 Parent University – Effingham Schedule

Plans are currently being made for the 2014-2015 Parent University-Effingham Sessions. The dates are:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Effingham County Middle School will be the host site for all sessions. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. A light breakfast will be served until 8:35 a.m. The general session will begin at 9:00 a.m. The general session will include a Graduation Ceremony for parents meeting the graduation criteria during the 2013-2014 Parent University Sessions. Participants eligible for graduation need to contact Parent University – Effingham staff at (912) 661-5290 immediately to plan for the event; if you have not done so already.
Parent University’s Kidz Academy and Youth Leadership classes will provide age appropriate activities for children ages 4-17. Lunch will be served at the close of the sessions. Various vendors will be available during the day.
Parent University-Effingham promises to meet the needs of all attendees! Parent University’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower parents to meet the needs of their children by becoming their first and most important teacher. Even though Parent University’s main focus is to provide information for parents, there are learning opportunities for non-parents also.
Parent University-Effingham is sponsored by the Springfield Central High School Association, Inc. and the Effingham County Board of Education.

Click here to download the brochure

 

Plans for the 2014 Spring Session

Plans are currently being made for the 2014 Spring Session of Parent University-Effingham. The session will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Effingham County Middle School.  Registration and Continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Featured guest will be Shiona “Shi” Curry.

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Shiona Curry “Shi” is 9 years old and has a natural approach to cooking. She shares a special message to children about eating healthy while enjoying their food. Since the age of four, Shi has been fascinated by cooking shows and has kept busy reading every cookbook she could get her hands on. She encourages children to take charge of their lives at a young age.

Shi has recently begun taping episodes for her upcoming cooking show entitled “S.N.A.C.’ it up!” S.N.A.C. stands for Shi’s Natural Approach to Cooking. “Shi” speaks that her cooking show will be on television where she can reach children of every race. She has written the S.N.A.C.’ it up! Cookbook and it will be available in October 2013.

“Shi” regularly conducts a series of workshops at schools in her local area. The workshops entitled “Has This Food Come Here From Outer Space?” and “S.H.A.R.E.W.I.T.H.” address different aspects of health (i.e. exercise, water, and healthy thoughts). For these students, “Shi” has become a household name. Recently, Shi was able to clearly see her mission when during one of her workshops, a child with food allergies, was excited to find that she too could participate in a taste testing because all of the ingredients were natural.snac-logo

When “Shi” is not cooking, she enjoys chess, knitting, watching cooking shows, playing with her brothers, and singing. Her overall desire is to continue spreading the message of health and hope everywhere she goes.

The general session will begin at 9:00 a.m. Breakout sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. Kidz Academy will provide age appropriate activities for children grades PreK – 5. Youth Leadership classes will be provided for students grades 6 – 12. The children’s curriculum will include sessions on test taking tips and a presentation from our featured guest. Various vendors will be available during the day. The program will conclude with lunch and door prizes.

Parent University-Effingham promises to meet the needs of all attendees! The mission of Parent University is to educate, inspire and empower parents to meet the needs of their children by becoming their first and most important teacher. Our goals support Family Literacy by providing services that make sustainability changes in the family. Even though Parent University’s main focus is to provide information for parents, there are learning opportunities for non-parents also.

Parent University-Effingham is sponsored by the Springfield Central High School Association, Inc. and the Effingham County Board of Education. Parent University-Effingham is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status.

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  • Sponsored by Days Inn

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