Parent Enrichment

2019 Speaker Series

The Parent Enrichment Series offers presenters and discussion topics to provide parents with resources, contacts, and insights into life with gifted children.

October 12, 2019 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.
  • Coffee and Parent Orientation
    • Welcome to Fall Term Orientation & Group Discussion including website tour, spirit wear, and volunteer opportunities. Come to explore opportunities to put your special talents to use for The Super Saturday Program!
October 19, 2019 – 9:45-11:15 a.m.
  • The Schilling School for Gifted Children (K-12)
    • Dr. Sandra Kelly-Schilling will talk about The Schilling School for Gifted Children and what it has to offer.
  • Usborne books will be doing a sale at the Campus.  The sales will benefit the Super Saturday program.
November 02, 2019 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.
  • John Overbeck and Iris Patton
    • John is a writing mentor and Iris is a former student of his.  She is now finishing her BA at Miami University and is now his associate in the his writing mentoring work.
November 09, 2019 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.
  • Cincinnati Area Mensa Gifted Youth Program
    • Peirce and Stephanie Bruner will present the “Opportunities for our Gifted Students: Putting YOU in the Cincinnati Area Mensa Gifted Youth Program”
November 16, 2019 – 9:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Beech Acres Parenting Center will present “Parenting Today’s Students with Strengths & Mindfulness”
    • As a specialist with The Character Effect™, Corey Hatfield supports teachers in developing students’ social and emotional well-being. As a certified Kentucky School Counselor, he understands that opening grommets in existing barriers to student success can be achieved through schoolwide alignment of mindfulness and strength-based approaches. Thereby creating a dramatic impact on school culture that ripples an effect out to the entire staff, local community, and stakeholders.

      Presentation Objectives:

      The Character Effect™ is a universal social and emotional learning curriculum that is designed specifically to provide teachers the self-care they need to create a thriving classroom. Engaging professional development and ongoing support from a dedicated, on-site specialist to help the school succeed.  Strength-based language is incorporated throughout the school’s environment and parents and caregivers become engaged through fun family events and weekly communications. In time, all of the adults in the school community; teachers, parents administration and staff, rally around the student with a singular vision of building emotional resilience and improving achievement potential.

      • Gain a better understanding of mindfulness and character strengths and the benefits
      • Understand how to leverage these strategies during parenting challenges
      • Learn practical ways to begin utilizing these practices
November 23, 2019 – 9:45-11:15 a.m. & 12:45-2:15 p.m.
  • Book Swap & End of Term Presentations in classes
    • Clear your shelves of outgrown books (children’s, teen, adult fiction and non-fiction, parenting resource books, puzzles too!) and bring them to the Parent Room. Drop off your old books and find some books to keep you busy through the winter.  Any unclaimed books are donated. Come for coffee, join the swap and still have time to enjoy your student’s end of the session presentation.