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Family Learning

To engage our ABRSD families and community, we’ve created a Family Learning Series. This year our topics are connected to our district focus on health and well-being. You can always watch presentations on our YouTube channel

Please note that some of the events may not be videotaped due to copyright.  We will include links to other available videos by these presenters that are informative to view.  You can review last year's presentations in the Family Learning Series archives

2016-2017 Family Learning Series Schedule of Events

The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District Family Learning Series is supported by the ABRSD, ABRSD PTOs, PTF, and PTSOs, AB Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Danny’s Place Youth Services, and AB United Way. All events are for adults only, except where indicated otherwise. Download the schedule.

Grade levels of interest are specified for each speaker.

September 21, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Kirsty Kerin
Topic: The Science of Sleep
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: ABRHS Auditorium

September 26, 2016 7:00-8:00
Presenter: Maria Trozzi, M.Ed.
Topic: When Adolescents Face Losses... Words, Strategies and Wisdom that Promote Resilience 
Audience: Grades 7-12
Location: ABRHS Auditorium


October 5, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Presenter: Janell Burley Hofmann
Topic: Early Childhood and Technology
Audience: Grades PK-4
Location: RJ Grey Auditorium

November 3, 2016 7:00-8:00 PM
Presenter: Rob Evans, Ed.D.
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: RJ Grey Junior High School Auditorium

November 8, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Dr. Denise Pope
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: ABRHS Auditorium

November 14, 2016 7:00-8:30
Presenter: Maria Trozzi, M.Ed.
Audience: Grades PK-6
Location: RJ Grey Junior High School Auditorium

December 1, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Michelle Icard
Topic: Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You
and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years
Audience: Grades 4-8
Location: ABRHS Auditorium

December 14, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Presenter: Jessica Minahan
Topic: Reducing Anxiety in Students 
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: RJ Grey Auditorium

January 25, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Pamela Katz Ressler
Topic: Mindfulness
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: RJ Grey Auditorium

February 6, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Dr. Josephine Kim
Topic: “Let’s Talk! Bridging the cultural gap between you and your child”
Audience: Grades PreK-12 and students grades 6-12.
Location: ABRHS Auditorium

February 13, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Chris Herren
Topic: Substance Abuse
Audience: Grades 6-12
and students ages 13 and up
Location: ABRHS Auditorium

March 7, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Presenter: Sarah Ward
Topic: Executive Functioning and Resilience
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: RJ Grey Auditorium

April 5, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Dr. David Miele
Topic: Academic Mindsets: Their Role in Learning, Parenting, and Teaching
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: RJ Grey Auditorium

May 31, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Rao
Topic: Getting to Manhood: Raising Boys to Succeed  
Audience: Grades PK-12
Location: ABRHS Auditorium


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