Parent U Weekly Update
Monday, February 15 - Friday, February 19
Our Voice: Parenting in the Digital Age (Claxton)
Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 6-7:15pm
241 Merrimon Avenue
It's not easy being a parent in the digital age. Today's children are immersed in technology in a way that parents never were. Technology can be a wonderful way for kids to learn and connect, but there are specific risks associated that parents should be aware of. Gain new tips and practical skills for empowering your child to enjoy the benefits of technology while being a responsible digital citizen.
MAHEC: Lunch & Learn on Financial Aid
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 12-1:30pm
121 Hendersonville Road
Recommended for high school juniors, seniors, parents and adults considering further education. Workshop will include:
- What is financial aid?
- How to find scholarships and grants
CFNC: Financial Aid for College (Asheville High)
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 5:30-7:30pm
419 McDowell Street
This workshop will help parents understand the basics of financial aid- college costs, how to apply for aid, determining eligibility, scholarships, grants, loans and work-study, avoiding scams and help to find free resources and materials.
ACSF: How to Become Part of Your Child's Classroom (Hall Fletcher)
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6-7:30pm
60 Ridgelawn Road
Would you like to learn how you can best support your child's teacher? Want to know how to become involved in your child's class? This session will offer strategies to communicate with educators, school staff and administration in order to contribute to your child's learning and promote activities you feel to be important are included in the curriculum.
AVID: What is it? (Asheville Middle)
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6-7:15pm
197 South French Broad Avenue
Come and learn about how AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) in higher education can help support your child's academic skills, critical thinking and academic behaviors like organization, time management and goal setting. During this session, parents and guardians will learn more about the AVID program, peer and faculty mentor-ship, and so much more.