Meeting 4/14 “Teen Views on Grades and School Pressure”

Please join us Please join us this Thursday, April 14th as we explore the important and timely topic of “Teen Views on Grades & School Pressures.”  This topic was inspired by the LGHS December issue of the Reality Check newsletter subject “What teens don’t want to tell their parents”which revealed student input about the pressure teens feel about grades & school.  For this meeting, we’ve invited CASSY representative Erica Smith, PhD, MFT to facilitate a discussion with a panel of teens from the Reality Check peer-to-peer group to discuss teen views on the matter.
Please join us this Thursday morning.  Here are the details:
Date:                    Thursday, April 14th
Time:                    8:30 – 10am
Place:                   LGHS Dance Studio (located next to the small gym)
Speakers:             CASSY Representative – Erica Smith, PhD, Marriage & Family Therapist
                              Teen Panel – LGHS students from Reality Check peer-to-peer group
Please note the special location.  Additional parking will be available in the Christian Science parking lot across from Los Gatos High School.
Next Meeting:    Thursday, May 12th;  topic TBA

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Parenting Continuum speaker March 17th 7-9pm

The Growth Mindset Revolution:  How to Improve Learning in School and Life.  Presented by Professor Jo Boaler on Thursday, March 17th from 7-9:00pm at the LGHS Theatre.

Dr. Boaler will share the latest brain science that sheds important new light on the best ways to learn math.  She will discuss the teaching techniques that support inquiry-based math and help students develop the growth mindsets that will help them in school and in life.  Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of

Also, check their website or for information on other parent education, weekly hikes, and monthly wednesday morning book club.

Contact if you have any questions.

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Next Meeting, March 10th!

Hello Friends of CASA!   Please join us this Thursday, March 10th for our next CASA meeting where our topic will be “Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness.”  Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Nancy Haug.  Dr. Haug is a full professor and core faculty in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Standord University School of Medicine. She also serves as Research Director and clinical supervisor at The Gronowski Center, a training clinic for doctoral students.   Here are the meeting details:                   Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:30 to 10 am in the LGHS community room

Topic & Speaker:     Eating Disorder Prevention andAwareness                                    Presented by:            Dr. Nancy Haug

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning.  Thank you for your continued support of CASA.

*Note:  additional parking is available at the Christian Science lot across the street from LGHS.

Next Meeting:   Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Thank you Stephen Johnson for speaking at our February meeting!

Thank you Stephen Johnson (Director of the Department of Education and Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University) for speaking at our February meeting.  This was a well attended meeting with an important topic,  “How to Raise an Ethical Child”.  Stephen is an engaging speaker with years of experience and helpful advise.  If you missed this, I encourage you to attend his next speaking event.  All that attended this meeting will remember to share our stories of growing up with our kids.

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