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Check out these upcoming programs for parents and families.

Thursday, May 8.  Ser Padres en los EE.UU. /Parenting in the US.  Reunase con nosotros a discutir temas importantes para padres inmigrantes en los EE.UU., incluyendo disciplina, reglas, derechos de los niños, recursos para familias, poniendo limites, y más.  Workshop in Spanish for immigrant families related to parenting in the US, including discussion of parenting styles, discipline, supervision guidelines, and more.  6:30-8 p.m.  El taller será ofrecido en español.  Para más información llame a Cheryl Fuentes 703-228-1551 o cfuentes@arlingtonva.us   Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Room 120. Cuidado de niños disponible.  Sponsored by the Arlington DHS/CFSD Parent Education Program.

Friday, May 9.  Brown Bag Lunch Series:  The Developmental WHAT?!  An Introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets and how they can help you in your work, your community, your home.  Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St.  11:30-1:30 p.m. Register by email to mswish@arlingtonva.us  Sponsored by the Arlington Out of School Time Committee.

Monday, May 12.  Discipline 101.  What is discipline?  How is it different from punishment?  Join us in a discussion to explore how to put positive discipline strategies into action!  6:30-8:00 p.m.  Human Services Center at Sequoia, 2100 Washington Blvd., Lower Level.  Register at cfuentes@arlingtonva.us or 703/228-1551.   Childcare available.  Sponsored by the Arlington Parent Education Program. 

Thursday, May 15.  Super Sibs Club. Super Sibs is a peer recreation and support group for students, grades 2-5, who have a brother or sister with a disability.  Siblings connect with other sibs in a supportive environment, facilitated by a school social worker, a therapeutic recreation specialist and a special education coordinator for fun filled sessions that include activities such as active games and arts and crafts, and opportunities for discussion and reflection.  Super Sibs is co-sponsored by Arlington Public Schools and the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation.  Modest fees for each session cover materials and snacks (and lunch for the four sessions), and fee waivers are available. 4:15-6:15 p.m.  Langston Community Center, 2121 Culpepper Street, Room 109, Arlington, VA  22207 Registration is required, and space is limited. Register online at www.apsva.us/prc/events or by phone at 703.228.7239.

Thursday, May 15.  Arlington Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Meeting.  The agenda for SEPTA's May meeting includes: Representatives from Encore Theatre will share information about a special performance with accommodations for children with disabilities of The Twelve Dancing Princesses which is showing from May 30 – June 8, 2014 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre located at 125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington;  Brian Stapleton, Career Center Special Education and Transition Coordinator, will discuss the Professional Employment Preparedness Programs; Drew Model School's highly regarded Special Education teachers will share what is working at Drew and how it can work at your school; Special Education Director, and Dr. Kristi Murphy, will discuss the impact of the new budget proposals on Special Education including the Secondary Program for Students with Autism (Asperger's) and the Integration Station at Reed programs.  The meeting will also vote in next year's officers and reception will follow. Children may attend. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drew Model School - 3500 South 23rd St.

Saturday, May 17.  Truck Day!  Trucks and other cool vehicles!  Children of all ages are invited to come and see (and even touch) all sorts of vehicles including construction trucks, fire trucks, a recycling truck, an ART bus, and more! We will be blocking off our back parking lot to make room for the trucks, so be prepared to park in the garage or the small side parking lot. Bring your friends and join us for this fun and free family event!  9:00-11:00 a.m.  Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street.  For more information, visit www.arlingtonva.us/library

Saturday, May 17. Family Fun Day in the Park.  Join in the fun at the Department of Parks and Recreation-sponsored Family Fun Day in the Park! Activities will include 1st Tee Golf, YoKids Yoga, Giant Obstacle Course, Movin and Groovin Cardio Dance, Fitness Demos and more.  10 am-2 pm. For more information click here, call 703-228-4711 or email mmcmullen@arlingtonva.us. In case of rain or code red weather, the event will be cancelled. Alcova Heights Park

Wednesday, May 21.  ADHD Parent Support Network Meeting.  The Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC) coordinates a parent support network, which meets bimonthly. Based on parent feedback, each session addresses topics of interest to families of children with ADHD, and provide an opportunity for parents to participate in discussions and share tips, ideas, questions, concerns and resources with other parents, staff, and guest speakers. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Syphax Education Center at Sequoia Plaza, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Suite 107.  Registration is requested. Please register online at www.apsva.us/prc/events, or contact us at 703.228.7239.  For additional information, please contact Kathleen Donovan at kathleen.donovan@apsva.us or (703) 228-2135.

Saturday, June 14.  Sensory Friendly (2D) Movie.  SEPTA's annual Sensory Friendly (2D) movie will be How to Train Your Dragon 2.  9:00 a.m. at AMC Tysons Theatres. Please register on www.WaddellGroup.net



Last Modified on May 8, 2014