Oceanside School District Presents

A Can't Miss Event!

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What is OSD Parent University Saturday Symposium?

OSD Parent University Saturday Symposium is an opportunity to gain valuable information, skills and ideas that support life's most important pursuit: raising well balanced, happy and successful children!


The Day's Schedule:


8:30AM-9:00AM Registration & Breakfast

9:00-10:15 Keynote

10:15-10:30 Keynote Q&A

10:40 -11:30 Workshop #1

*11:20-11:35 Book Signing

11:35-12:25 Workshop #2


Following the keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to attend two workshops, choosing from among a catalog of topics.

Keynote Speaker:

Jessica Lahey

Teacher, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Columnist

Jessica Lahey is inspiring audiences with her rallying cry to allow children to experience failure as an integral part of becoming successful, resilient and self-reliant adults. Her breakthrough book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, has become essential reading for parents, educators and coaches and declared a “must-read” by magazines as varied as Working Mother, Fortune and Education Week.


Her engaging presentations simplify complex cognitive neuroscience, making the case that children learn and develop best when they are given autonomy, allowed to feel competent and valued for the content of their character rather than the letters on their report card. She also provides actionable recommendations to help parents and the educators that work with them re-frame children’s temporary setbacks as beneficial steps toward lasting, longer-term success.


Jessica creates a true connection with her audiences. Her presentations are filled with laughter, tales from her own life, experience in the classroom and on the front lines of research. Her keynote speech is a "can't miss" for parents with children in grades K-12.

Save the Date!

Saturday, March 14th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Oceanside Middle School

Join us for a complimentary breakfast beginning at 8:30 am
Register to attend here!

Click the bar above for the registration form.

This event was made possible by the contributions from the Oceanside School District Parent Teacher Associations, Oceanside Professional Learning Center and the Oceanside Administrative Team

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OSD Parent University, Providing parents with valuable information and insight to support life’s most important pursuit, raising well balanced, happy and successful children!