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2019-2020 Parent Education Program Series :

November 21, January 23 and April 2 (all Thursdays at 630pm)

Also join us the first Friday of every month for a Flourishing Walk with fellow CA Parents around Hondros Track. Coffee and breakfast snacks provided. November 1, December 6, February 7, March 6,  April 3, May 1. 

Please join PACA on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm for its annual Parent Education Movie Night! Continuing with this year’s theme of Flourishing we will screen two films, “Miss Representation” and “The Mask You Live In”.

Each film addresses a gender-specific topic that affects children of all ages – please see links above for trailers and more information to help you determine which film you’d like to view that evening. 

These thought-provoking documentaries focus on societal roadblocks that keep our children from flourishing and provide thoughtful information and examples of how to help them work through their challenges. ALL of our children have to navigate some tricky gender stereotypes as well as societal pressure around gender and there can be negative implications of that. We’ll explore some of the gender messaging our kids receive- whether they are male, female, gender fluid, dealing with gender stereotypes related to sexual orientation or anything else. 

Dining Hall doors open at 6:30, films start at 7:00 sharp and run for approximately 90 minutes, roundtable discussions will follow each film, and the event ends at 9:00.  Food, drink, and complimentary childcare will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you!!

Nov. 21st Event

“Flourishing” (part 1) 

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 (630pm)

Location: CA Dining Hall

Special Guest Speakers: Dr. Suzanne Ritter and Michelle Schroeder-Lowrey

As you may have heard, Columbus Academy has made “Flourishing” an intentional focus for this academic year. This is the practice of using psychology to grow or “flourish” from a position of wellness, not just a method to cure sickness.  Suzanne (US Counselor) and Michelle (LS Teacher), with sponsorship from Academy, pursued certifications in Positive Psychology last year and they have both been weaving this practice into professional development for the faculty since then. We are pleased to feature both of them as our first speakers for 2019-2020 Parent Education Series, where they will bring us interactive experiences to demonstrate how positive psychology affects your daily life, and how it is woven into the daily activities of your students at Columbus Academy. 


Shawn Achor’s TED talk is recommended viewing as a supplement to this program: 

Resources and Links for Supporting Healthy Technology Use

Websites and articles to manage technology, the Internet, and media use:

Tools for Managing Children’s Technology Use:

Understanding the Effects of Technology Use