• Student Support Services

Student Support Services
15250 Avenue of Science,
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858 521-2832 FAX: 858-485-1513


Elaine Cofrancesco Ph.D., ecofrancesco@powayusd.com
Administrative Assistant, Susan Graham, sgraham@powayusd.com

Student Attendance & Discipline
Paul Gentle– Director


Check out these 2013-14 courses:

To Register for these classes fill out this form and mail to:
13626 Twin Peaks Rd, Bldg #300
Poway, CA 92064

 

Parenting with Second Step:  Skills for Academic and Social Success at Home!
Second Step is a research-based curriculum your elementary level child will participate in this year.  This is YOUR opportunity to learn more about using these tools at home while your children learn them at school.  “… kids learn the empathy, emotion-management, and problem-solving skills they need.  Plus we've added self-regulation skills to all grades and executive-function skills to K–3, which will prepare your children to learn whatever they need to—from social emotional skills to math and science.”  

 

A minimum of 20 participants is required to hold this class!

 Reserve your space today by filling out the registration form on p. 4 and mailing along with your check made out to PUSD or register online at www.theparentworkshops.com.  Series is $39/individual + $15/book = $54 total or $69/couple + $15/book = $84 total. 

 

#1  Wednesdays,  10/22, 10/29,  11/5, 11/12 from 6-7:45 p.m. in LRC @ Park Village Elementary SEE FLYER
#2  Thursdays, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 from 6-7:45 p.m. in LRC @ Highland Ranch Elementary SEE FLYER
#3  Tuesdays, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 from 6-7:45 p.m. in MPR @ Stone Ranch Elementary SEE FLYER
#4  Tuesdays, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 from 6-7:45 p.m. in MPR @  Chaparral Elementary SEE FLYER

 

Active Parenting of Teens Series!

Active Parenting of Teens is a highly successful, research based program by Michael Popkin, Ph.D, which provides parents with the skills they need to use effective discipline, teach responsibility and communicate with their teens. Each session also shows parents how to handle sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality and peer pressure.

A minimum of 20 participants is required to hold this class! 

 

Reserve your space today by filling out the registration form on p. 4 and mailing along with your check made out to PUSD or register online at www.theparentworkshops.com.  Series is $39/individual + $15/book = $54 total or $69/couple + $15/book = $84 total. 

 

#5  Thursdays, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in LRC @Twin Peaks Middle SEE FLYER
#6  Tuesdays, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in LRC @Rancho Bernardo High SEE FLYER
#7  Wednesdays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in LRC @Mesa Verde Middle SEE FLYER
#8  Thursdays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in LRC @ Black Mountain Middle SEE FLYER

 

Positive Parenting Program Series!
Positive Parenting Program workshops presented by Jewish Family Services consist of three FREE 90-minute seminars and include topics such as resiliency, independence, respect and cooperation in children.  The curriculum is based on Triple P America, a research-based program that has been shown to promote family harmony, reduce parent-child conflicts, foster successful peer relationships, and prepare children for successful experiences at school.  FREE childcare for school aged children is available.
*Call 858-668-4084 to register today!

 

Positive Parenting Program Series!

#9  Tues-Thurs-Tues  12/2, 12/4, 12/9 from 6-8 p.m. in LRC @ Meadowbrook Middle SEE FLYER | Spanish
* Offered in both English and Spanish!
#10  Tues-Thurs-Tues  2/3, 2/5, 2/10 from 6-8 p.m. in LRC @Midland Elementary SEE FLYER
* Offered in both English and Spanish!
#11  Tues-Thurs-Tues  3/17, 3/19, 3/24 from 6-8 p.m. in LRC @Valley Elementary SEE FLYER
* Offered in English and Spanish
#12  Tues-Thurs-Tues  4/28, 4/30, 5/5 from 6-8 p.m. in MPR @Rolling Hills Elementary SEE FLYER
* Offered in English ONLY!

 

Free Parent Education Evenings at Various Sites
The Caring Connections Center coordinates free parent workshops at various school sites presented by community therapists.  Prior registration is highly recommended although walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first served basis.  *Call 858-668-4084 to register today!

 

Thursday, 11/13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Creekside Elementary Teaching Our Children to Self-Regulate Their Emotions for Academic Success! with Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D. www.a4ct.com | SEE FLYER
“In the short term, children with these skill deficits experience high rates of expulsion from preschool classrooms (Gilliam & Shahar, 2006). In the long term, they are at greater risk for low academic achievement, grade retention, dropping out of school, delinquency, and criminal behavior (Raver, 2002). But with a focus on developing children's self-regulation and social-emotional competence, early learning settings can help prevent these negative outcomes and get children ready to succeed in school.”
http://www.cfchildren.org/advocacy/social-emotional-learning/early-learning-self-regulation-skills.aspx

 

Wednesday, 1/14 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Poway High What Every Parent Needs to Know about Eating Disorders and College!  with Divya Kakaiya, Ph.D.  www.healthywithin.com | SEE FLYER
Orthorexia is a common term used for when a person has developed an unhealthy obsession with eating “clean”. In the last 5 years since there has been a growing movement towards organic farming and clean eating coupled with rejecting the industrial production of food. With increasing headlines discussing the “Obesity Epidemic” and a college student’s fear of gaining the so called “Freshmen 15” it is easy for a college student to be exposed to the manipulation of the American diet and as he/she is becoming a critical thinker about these issues, a natural point of rebelling the system would be to become vegan.”
http://healthywithin.com/index.php/farm-to-table/

 

Free Parent Education Evenings at Various Sites
The Caring Connections Center coordinates free parent workshops at various school sites presented by community therapists.  Prior registration is highly recommended although walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first served basis.  *Call 858-668-4084 to register today!

 

Thursday, 2/4 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Chaparral  Elementary  How to Peacefully Co-Parent Your Children Through a Divorce! with Tracy Wutzke, Psy.D. www.drtracywutzke.com | SEE FLYER
“Co-parenting is not an exact science. You may feel totally competent one day and sure you are a miserable failure the next. Learning to roll with the punches and keep striving for the best results will help you, your co-parent and your child keep perspective and maintain a happy and nourishing relationship. If you need additional help, try a co-parenting workshop or an online co-parenting program to learn tips and tricks to help you and your co-parent be successful and happy in your nurturing roles.”
http://family.lovetoknow.com/co-parenting-tips

 

Thursday, 3/19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Westview High  Mindful Parenting for Your Child’s Success! with Author of Mindful Parent Happy Child Pilar Placone, Ph.D. www.pilarplacone.com SEE FLYER
“Most of the immediate reactions we have, with our kids or otherwise, are a result of the early 'hard-wiring' in our brain we developed mostly in our childhood, from the adults around us. How do we improve our parenting and instill a deep parent - child connection if the hard-wiring in our brain makes us behave in ways we wish we could take back? We can choose new wiring by practicing principles and modeling presented in "Mindful Parent Happy Child". When parents practice these methods, they are on a path of not only growing joyful and resilient children but they are directly participating in growing a more compassionate world.”
http://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Parent-Happy-Child-Resilient/dp/0615358780/  

                                    

Wednesday, 4/22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. What Every Parent Needs to Know About Drug and Alcohol Abuse! with Author of Bringing Your Teen Back From the Brink Will Wooton, CADC II @ Bernardo Heights Middle | SEE FLYER
Teens in every community and school environment are increasingly exposed to drugs – ever more powerful drugs – at younger and younger ages. No neighborhood, school, or income level is immune. In fact, upscale communities are sometimes more prone to the problem because where there’s money, the drug dealers follow. And today’s media, especially the Internet, is an endless source of information on drugs – even glorifying their use.”
http://pacifictreatmentservices.com/bring-your-teen-back-from-the-brink/


 



Student Support Links


2014-15 FREE PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES:

Caring Connections Center
13626 Twin Peaks Rd. Bldg# 300 Poway, CA

 


The Caring Connections Center hosts FREE parent workshops from to 6:30-8:00 p.m.  (unless otherwise noted) presented by community therapists. Prior registration by phone is recommended although walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first served basis. 

 

Caring Connections Center Workshops


*Call 858-668-4084 to register!

 


#5  Active Parenting of Teens! Series @ Twin Peaks Middle   10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 

SEE FLYER

     

#6  Active Parenting of Teens! Series @ Rancho Bernardo High 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3

SEE FLYER

  

#7  Active Parenting of Teens! Series @ Mesa Verde Middle      3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25       

SEE FLYER 

 

#8  Active Parenting of Teens! Series @ Black Mountain Middle    4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14