Dear Parents,

February is National Heart Health Month! As we welcome some much-needed California rain, we hope you are staying safe, dry, and healthy!

On Thursday, the RCSD Parent Education Series welcomes Eric Cooper, EdD, and colleagues from National Urban Alliance (NUA) in The Power of Belief: Promoting Equity for All Students (February 4, Online). Community members welcome!

What gives meaning to our children's lives? Dr. Kendall Bronk, researcher and psychology professor at Claremont Graduate University, presents Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life (February 11, Online).

On February 25, Sequoia Healthcare District offers a timely Town Hall meeting, Celebrating Heart Health Month: COVID-19 Implications for Heart Health (Online). Parents and community members welcome!

Are you looking for ways to build meaningful connections with your children and teens, especially in these tough, pandemic times? Help is here!

Join the launch list for Keys: for Parenting, a new tool that puts parenting advice at your fingertipsliterally, it's a keyboard!developed by educators Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman, co-founders of The Parent Venture.

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Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) believes that all public school children can achieve the high intellectual performances demanded by our ever-changing global community.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
What is purpose? Why does it matter? And, how can we — as parents — help our children and teens discover their purpose in life? Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Digital Balance and Well-Being:
A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
The well-being of our youth has taken on new urgency during COVID-era schooling. Join us for a panel discussion on Digital Well-Being and Balance with digital media experts including Common Sense Media

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Community Events (Virtual)
College Admission and COVID-19: Strategies, Tips, and Solutions to Navigate the Application Process
How will COVID-19 affect the college application process for high school students? Join noted author, educator, and college counselor Ana Homayoun for tips on navigating the college admission process.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Sequoia Healthcare District Event (Virtual)
Celebrating Heart Health Month: COVID-19 Implications for Heart Health
February is American Heart Health Month! Join Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD) for a timely Town Hall meeting to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on heart health for children and adults. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Keys for Parenting
Keys: for Parenting Coming Soon!
Keys: for Parenting puts the experience of its founders two educators with 60+ years of experience at your fingertips! (literally, it's a keyboard)

Field tested by teens and approved by parents, KEYS gives you the ability to connect with your kids through texting.
Just for Fun
Sliding Ducks
People don't always realize that animals enjoy play - but they do! And it's not just dogs and cats...watch these happy ducks going for a slide.
Rock formation that looks like Cookie Monster could fetch $10,000
Unusual rocks and minerals are fun to collect, but when you stumble on a blue agate rock formation that looks like Cookie Monster, that's extra special! Be sure to watch the video.
In the News
Student-run free grocery store helps feed town’s hungry
At Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, TX, the school store provides students with job skills, while also helping students, staff, and local residents in need. And the store has one more purpose: teaching youth the value of giving back to their community.


— Associated Press (AP)
Partly hidden by isolation, many of the nation’s schoolchildren struggle with mental health
More than 10 months into the pandemic, mental health is a crisis for many of the nation’s schoolchildren. The crisis is partly hidden by isolation, but increasingly evident in the distress of parents, the worries of counselors, and an early body of research.

— The Washington Post: Education
Video Library
The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens
In this special event hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), Leah Weiss, PhD, an international authority in resilience and compassion, shares her expertise on the four "Pillars of Resilience." 

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