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Parent Ed Events

When parents are excited and eager to learn, so are their children.

Sacred Heart’s Parent Education Program provides parents with opportunities to grow, connect and discover, so their children will thrive both in school and in family life. The Value of a Single Gender Education on a Coed Campus is the Parent Education Forum focus for 2016-2017.*

Upcoming Events

*Lisa Damour, Ph.D: “Untangled: Guiding Teenagers through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood”

Lisa Damour is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker and consultant who directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. She writes the Adolescence column for the New York Times’ “Well Family” online report. Her New York Times bestselling book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, was released by Random House in February 2016. Lisa will speak at the following two events:

Parent Education Luncheon
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12 pm, Woman's Athletic Club, 626 North Michigan Ave, Chicago

Registration is now closed.

Parent Education Forum
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 7 pm, Chapel

Free event. RSVP here via email.

Past Events

Parent to Parent: The Inside Scoop on High School Admissions

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 10 am, Driehaus Center
In this popular talk, parents of recent Sacred Heart graduates share the ways they supported their children through the high school admissions process.

*Olen Kalkus, Headmaster, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart: “Boys and Girls: Same but Different”

Monday, October 17, 2016 | 7 pm, Chapel

In this presentation, Olen Kalkus will discuss the chemical, structural and developmental differences between boys and girls, and what implications those differences may have for the teaching and learning environments and strategies for each. Olen Kalkus earned a B.A. in government and Spanish from Colby College and holds a Master’s in Human Development from Salve Regina University and a M.Ed in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment as Headmaster of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, he held numerous positions as a teacher and administrator at all boys, all girls and coed schools.
RSVP by email.

Parenting Perspectives with Karen Jacobson, MA, LMFT, LCPC and Lauren Bondy, LCSW

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 10 am, Chapel
As co-founders of Parenting Perspectives, Karen Jacobson and Lauren Bondy help parents enhance their parenting tools to promote healthy development and nurture the unique potential of their children.

Viewing of Screenagers

Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 3 pm, Chapel
Directed by Delaney Ruston, MD, Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. The movie screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Parent Education Forums are organized by Sacred Heart Schools’ Leadership Team, School Counselors and Institutional Advancement Department.

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