"Parent University" to Debut at Plainview Schools

Administration to holds academic, financial and social workshops for POB parents at Mattlin.

The will be holding their first "Parent University" next week, featuring workshops focusing on academic standards, financing strategies and the social welfare Plainview students.

The wide assortment of workshops will take place Wednesday, March 28 at  and is free to parents of students in grades kindergarten through 12, school officials announced.

The offerings are workshops entitled:

  • ·         ABCs of College Admission and How to Pay for College
  • ·         Breakfast on the Go and What’s for Dinner?
  • ·         Choices: Teaching Children to Be Tolerant and Cope with Bullying
  • ·         Common Core ELA and Math: New Learning Standards
  • ·         Early Literary Success: Reading/Writing
  • ·         English Language Learning with Rosetta Stone
  • ·         How to Talk So Your Teen Will Listen and How to Listen So Your Teen Will Talk
  • ·         Internet Safety
  • ·         POB Independent Research Program
  • ·         School District Budget (Tax Cap)
  • ·         Special Education Round Table
  • ·         Study Skills/Homework: Removing the Impediments to Success

Registration begins in Mattlin Middle School lobby at 6:15 p.m. Following opening remarks at 6:45 p.m., parents will be able to attend two workshops of their choice. Handouts for each session will be posted on the district’s website after the event.

While parents participate in the event, students in grades kindergarten through six can partake in an activity center staffed by district teachers, administrators and high school students.

More than 100 parents have already registered. To RSVP, contact Ms. Jill Gierasch by email at jgierasch@pob.k12.ny.us or by phone at (516) 937-6321 by March 26, 2012.


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