Parent University

FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 11/18/2020

Parent University Has a New Look!

Parent University is now the BCPS InfoCenter! Check out the new website design and dive into a wealth of valuable information. The site is arranged so you can easily find information relating to virtual or hybrid learning and the BCPS Reopening Plan.


Be sure to bookmark our page to stay up to date on all the latest news, resources, and available workshops.

New BCPS Virtual Calming Room is Open!

BCPS is here to help. The new BCPS Virtual Calming Room offers an online lifeline for those times when students, teachers, and parents and caregivers need a little break from the stresses and strains of our new coronavirus-infected world.

Check Out Our New Episode of the Parent University Show!

Parent University S7 Show 2 Library Resources & Volunteers

Workshop Highlights

Writing Readiness: Preparing Early Childhood Students for Writing Success

This session will focus on preparing young children for writing instruction through the use of multi-sensory activities. Participants will also learn about the developmental stages of writing and engaging activities for children that can help to strengthen fine motor skills needed for writing.

All BCPS Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend.


Our first session was a success! If you missed out, no worries! There is a session available on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 1:30 PM


Register Today!

Policy 1270 Review Meeting

Baltimore County Public Schools would like to invite parents/caregivers to join us for the annual review of Policy and Rule 1270 titled Parent and Family Engagement. This annual review is an opportunity for you to provide input regarding the parent and family involvement policy. You are invited to attend any of the virtual meetings listed below. You can review the Policy and Rule prior to the meeting by visiting the Web links Policy 1270 - Rule 1270.


Please join us for one of the following meetings:


Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 3:00 PM


Participants are asked to register online at Eventbrite or RSVP to ParentU@bcps.org.

The Teenage Brain

Join us as we explore the world of the teenage brain. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of the research behind how the teenage brain works. We will also learn strategies and coping skills to support their teenager's academic and social & emotional success.

All BCPS Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend.


Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM.


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

If there is a topic you'd like us to discuss, please send your ideas to parentu@bcps.org!

Calendar Reminders

November 20, 2020- Report Cards Available in BCPSOne


Be sure to check out BCPSOne in the Student Information section for your child's report card.


November 26-27, 2020- Schools/Offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


Wednesday, November 25th will be an A-day.

ESOL Liaison Virtual Office Hours

Starting Monday, November 23rd, ESOL Family School Liaisons will hold daily drop-in office hours for English learner families. These office hours are meant to provide families with a point person who can answer general questions about community resources and communications from BCPS. Specific academic inquiries will be directed to the appropriate ESOL teacher, DC, or school. Please help us spread the word about these office hours to your EL families. The schedule is as follows below.


The Google Meet (which is the same for each day), is ESOLFamilySupport.


  • Monday: 12-1
  • Tuesday: 12 – 1 and 6 - 7
  • Wednesday: 12 – 1
  • Thursday: 12 – 1
  • Friday: 12 – 1


Thank you for helping us support our English learners and their families

Baltimore County PTA Council Needs You!

Are you interested in joining the PTA Council board and serving at the County level? Please contact Frances Craig at nominationne@bcptacouncil.org.

BCPL Has Your Printing Needs Covered!

Color or black-and-white printouts can be sent to the library from any personal computer or device for curbside pickup at any of our locations. Twenty pages may be printed without charge each day, and will be held at the branch of your choice for pickup for up to seven days.


Read more...

Kid President's 25 Reasons To Be Thankful!

Special Education Resource Center

Check out the Fall Hand In Hand newsletter from the Special Education Resource Center. Updates and news on workshops, advisory groups, and more!



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

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BCPS Office of Family & Community Engagement

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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.