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Schaumburg Parent University classes

Posted September 17th, 2014 by Terri McHugh

Thanks to the more than 40 families that attended the Schaumburg Parent University STEM class on Sept. 16.

Schaumburg Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. The STEM class was a Time Together Class.

If you missed the class, click on one of the PDF files below for an explanation of the various experiments, which you can try as a family at home.

Our next class on Sept. 30 will be a Practical Parenting Class for parents only on Erin’s Law and our sexual abuse prevention curriculum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center, 520 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

District 54 first implemented a sexual abuse prevention curriculum in the fall of 2013 in response to Governor Quinn signing Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. This law requires child sexual abuse education in school for all children. The lessons give the students the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves.

The themes that run throughout the curriculum are body awareness and self-advocacy. We want children to be able to learn to say “no” when appropriate and to identify when to tell. We want to help them think about their support system and who are the adults they can trust.

Most classes are free and childcare is provided. For more information or to register, visit http://sd54.org/spu. You may also contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-5191 or MegKwak@sd54.org. Childcare is available for children as this presentation is for adults only.

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