Parent University

FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 10/21/2020

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Workshop Highlight: Could It Be Grief? Why Are We Feeling This Way?

Grief is a normal response to loss, change, and transition. Typically expected after the death of a loved one, grief can be a surprise when it shows up at other times. Join us for this presentation from Gilchrist about balancing the necessary grief process while taking care of day-to-day life.

All BCPS Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend.


Two dates are being offered:


  • Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM.



Register Today! Want to see what other workshops Parent U is offering? Check our Schedule of Events!

Conflict Resolution in the Time of Virtual Learning and Telework

As some schools make the decision to resume remote learning in the fall and people continue to telework to stay safe during the pandemic, many are finding themselves spending more time in the home with their loved ones. While all this time together may often strengthen relationships, sometimes tensions and disharmony occur. Learning to handle these stressful situations in healthy and productive ways can sometimes be difficult. Read more...


More articles from the Baltimore County Public Library Blog Between the Covers can be found here.

Election Day 2020 is November 3rd

Helping your children understand the election process and how to navigate the enormous amount of information is an important lesson that can help guide their decisions for years to come.

Games For Learning - Place Value

Parent University has created some fun learning games to teach your child essential skills! We have also provided the resources used in the video below.
Games for Learning - PLACE VALUE MATH TIP

Special Education Resource Center Needs You!

The Special Education Resource Center is actively seeking PTA Special Education Liaisons. Help us stay connected to your school community!


A Special Education Liaison:


  • is a parent who has a child with an IEP or 504 Plan.
  • works closely with the PTA and school staff to be a resource in the school community regarding the needs of children with disabilities.
  • is a valuable position that modles the importance of advocacy and the positive impact it has on the school and community.
  • must be a PTA member is good standing and be approved by the school team.



For more information or to join their newsletter list, email serc@bcps.org.

Virtual Youth Town Hall: Engaging Through and Beyond COVID-19

Join the Coalition for Community Schools’ Next Generation Coalition (NGC) on Thursday, October 22 from 6:30 PM EST - 8:00 PM EST, in a youth-led town hall to discuss the ongoing process of reopening schools (in-person, hybrid, and virtually), inequities we are experiencing, and advice for youth and adult partners to implement now and for years to come.

On this town hall, youth will discuss:
• How youth (primarily in high school) are feeling about their schooling situation (virtual, in-person, and hybrid);
• Challenges youth and schools are experiencing and innovations they are driving; and
• Suggestions to better support youth and youth-adult partnerships.

Register Today!

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What is Parent University?

Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.