Past REACH Parent Group Events

Freshmen Readiness Workshop

Past Events

Freshman Readiness Program

Freshman Readiness Program - May 4, 2019

For reference, here are three links from the May 4 event:  ProgramStudy Skills and Executive Functioning

A BIG thank you to our presenters, Brenda Gorman and Patricia Glosner! Thanks too, to Pam Hamil as our registration coordinator (and more!), and to Renee Pas. We are very fortunate to have such talented individuals as part of our group, giving generously of their time and talents. THANK YOU!!!

D205 REACH Parent Info. Mtg. #3, Deb Lee - Mar. 13, 2019

Thank you for all who could attend! If you didn't make it, no worries! Find the presentation HERE.

Program Description:  The presentation, held in Sandburg's Library (note new location), will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more with an added focus on those families who received notice on February 1st that their student will be joining REACH (or for parents who want to understand the identification and appeal process better.) Invited speaker is Deb Lee, District Director of Curriculum and REACH Coordinator. 

REACH Parent Informational Meeting #3

 

D205 REACH Parent Info. Mtg. #2, Math Pathways, Deb Lee - Feb. 13, 2019

Thank you to all those who were able to join us for the Math Pathways, PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING presented on Wednesday, February 13. Please find the presentation HERE.

(Note, Dave Beedy was scheduled to present but due to illness, Deb Lee presented in his absence.)

The REACH PTA invites you to an Informational Parent Meeting to discuss the Middle School Math Pathway including the transition into High School and Beyond, Wednesday, February 13th at 7pm, Sandburg Auditorium (doors 3 & 7 will be open). Invited speakers include Dave Beedy, District STEM coordinator and Deb Lee, District REACH coordinator.

ALL are welcome!

D205 STEM Presentation, Dave Beedy, Oct. 12, 2018

D205 STEM PRESENTATION

Thank you to Dave Beedy, D205 Director of STEM Education who spoke to our parent group at our Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 monthly meeting. He shared ways as a district, we are beginning to use STEM ideas in K-8 to create interdisciplinary projects aligned with grade level (and above level) standards. You’ll find his presentation here.

D205 REACH Parent Info. Mtg. #1, Deb Lee - Oct. 3, 2018

D205 REACH PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Thank you to Deb Lee, D205 Director of Curriculum and REACH Coordinator who spoke to parents at our first of three REACH Parent Informational Meetings on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Sandburg Middle School. She provided a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals, with content focused on new-to-REACH families. You’ll find her presentation here.

Executive Function, Dr. Bozeday, 2017-18

Dr. Bozeday Executive Function Parent Series 2017-18, presented by REACH PTA and made possible by a grant from the District 205 Foundation.

1) "The Organized Child: Building Executive Functions” Intermediate and Middle School Parents (4th  – 8th Grade)
Presented on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  A copy of this presentation handout can be downloaded here. 

2) "Helping Young Children Organize Their World”  Early Childhood Parents (PreK-3rd Grade). Presented on Thursday, January 18, 2018

3) "Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset" Presented on March 8th, 2018. A copy of this presentation handout can be downloaded here.

4) "The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain"

Presented on April 12, 2018. A copy of this presentation handout can be downloaded here.
Read the complete series description here.

REACH Parent Group Social, EBC, April 18, 2019

CLOSED - THANK YOU FOR COMING!

THUR, APRIL 18, 7 PM FIRST REACH PARENT GROUP SOCIAL!
THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 7PM AT ELMHURST BREWING COMPANY UPSTAIRS, IS THE FIRST REACH PARENTS NIGHT OUT SOCIAL - (FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH OTHER REACH PARENTS) 

The active REACH Parent Group parents know it is difficult to make every day-time monthly meeting, so we hope you can make it this evening. It’s a great opportunity to meet your school REACH Parent Group representatives and other involved parents. Chat in an informal setting, enjoy some music (Atomic Shadows is playing), perhaps hear of other’s unique experiences, discuss summer programs and enrichment opportunities, and help shape the direction of the group for next year. Please ask questions and let us know how we can be a better resource for you in the future. It is not a meeting with a formal agenda, but simply a night to connect and share with one another.

Add yourself into this evite in order to RSVP so we have an idea about how many appetizers to order.  (No need to RSVP though, we would love to see you regardless.)

Note – as this is a PTA sponsored event, we cannot provide alcohol (it’s available, of course, you’ll just need to pay for it on your own ; )  but you’ll find a few appetizers donated by your host, Patti Berner, 2018-19 President, REACH Parent Group.

Please find EVITE HERE!

Closed, thanks for coming!

SAT, MAY 4 10AM-12PM FRESHMAN READINESS PROGRAM

SAT., May 4 10am-12pm Freshman Readiness Program: Top Tips for a Successful Transition into High School - Calling all incoming freshmen. Come join us Saturday, May 4th from 10am - 12p at the District 205 Administrative Office (162 S. York St) for an interactive program focused on a successful transition from 8th grade to high school.

The program will focus on tips for transitioning into high school, top study skills to implement, and top tips for better organization, planning and time management skills. York High School students in the National Honor Society will be on hand to help answer all your burning questions, including how to manage a heavy honors course load.

This program is sponsored by the REACH Parent Group and is open to all 8th grade students.  Space is limited (due to space.) To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1st to Pam Hamil at pjhamil@gmail.com, including your 8th grader's name and school.  We will respond with a confirmation email and send email reminders leading up to the event.