Past Parent Ed Events

2014-2105 Parent Ed Series

Whether you are a NEW or experienced parent at Redwood, the following events have been designed to enhance your understanding of your child’s life at RHS! More details will be posted on the PTSA Website.
August 20th : PTSA’s “Welcome Back to School” Coffee
8 am in the Redwood Cafeteria (CEA)…enjoy light refreshments & coffee while meeting new friends.

Sept 9th : Redwood Basics: “What to Expect”
Meet our Principal, Vice-Principals and Guidance Counselors…Hear about block schedules, student expectations, parental involvement, school website and more.

Sept 11th : Redwood HS Back to School Night 6:30-8pm
October 7th : Redwood Resources: “Who Supports Us?”
Meet our new Wellness Director and our new School Resource/Police Officer, learn more about the Peer and Athletic Tutoring Programs, get updates on our College and Career Resources, find out what is “Friday Night Live”, and more!

January 21th : “ABC’s of AP and Honors Classes”7 – 8:30pm
Learn everything you need to know about AP and Honors classes at Redwood HS.

February 3rd : “Summer Opportunities”
Hear about summer employment, internship, community service, volunteer, travel and language immersion opportunities around Marin, the country and the world from our panel of experts.

February 4th: “The Launching Years with Dr. Laura Kastner, Ph.D”
Laura is the author of the The Launching Years, Getting to Calm and Wise Minded Parenting.
Join us to hear Laura speak about the 7 essentials of healthy, happy teens and how to co-navigate, manage and respond to decisions about college, “freshman freakouts” and staying connected at a distance.

March 3th: “Teens and the Law”
Join local law enforcement, DEA agent and others to to learn everything you need to know about local laws, teen alcohol and drug use and how to navigate all of it.

March 9th: “Where’s The Party?”
Jonathan Scott of Miles To Go Drug Prevention Education will discuss his latest book: Where’s The Party?.
Where’s The Party offers parents of middle and high school age students a systematic outline of the best ways to manage the challenges presented by teenage parties where drugs and alcohol may be present.

April 7: “Seniors Speak”
Redwood’s most knowledgable students share their insights on both the academic and social aspects of the RHS experience.

May 19:Un-Doing Stress: Summertime Survival Tools for Parents and Teens
Teens and parents alike are often overstimulated, over-scheduled, and ultimately overwhelmed. The necessity to slow down and cultivate an internal locus of awareness is as important as ever. This presentation will illuminate the need-to-know concepts in managing stress in adolescence and how parents can best support these strategies for their teens. Special consideration will be given to the sticky parent-child communication dynamics that can serve as an obstacle to teens’ self-care.
Jonathan Pofsky, MFT is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and mindfulness consultant. He runs the Marin Stress & Anxiety Center in Corte Madera, specializing in stress and anxiety issues with individuals, couples, families, and children/teens. For more info, please visit:
*All Morning PTSA Meetings begin at 8:30 am in the Kreps Conference Room (located near TUSD District Office). Please park in the East Parking Lot (closest to Hwy 101), no sign in is required. Parent Education Programs will start immediately following the meeting and will end by 10:30 am