To Register

Parents, teachers and staff members: Please email ansimms@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend one or more workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.

Vaping Prevention Parent and Guardian Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
American Heart Association, Virginia Department of Health Tobacco Control Program and Henrico Too Smart 2 Start

Are you familiar with vaping? At least one in 10 Henrico County young people have reported using an e-cig or vaping device, and popularity is increasing. Join the American Heart Association, the Virginia Department of Health Tobacco Control Program and Henrico Too Smart 2 Start as they educate us on vaping and what we can do. They’ll also share resources and tips on speaking with young people about tobacco use.


 

IEP 1,2,3!

Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship at J.R. Tucker High School, 2910 Parham Road, Henrico, Va. 23294
(English: Immersion room 003, Spanish: Immersion room 008)
Nubia Quick, VCU Center for Family Involvement, Nancy Staples, HCPS (Henrico Welcome Center) and Tiffany Greene, Greener Pastures Foundation (parent advocate)

Unsure of how to navigate the process for creating an individualized education program, or IEP? Do you want to be a stronger advocate for your youth? Join us as we discuss the IEP process, discover your child’s rights and gain resources to help families feel empowered and prepared for working with your youth’s IEP team. There will be English and Spanish versions of the workshop offered.


 

LGBTQ+: Everyone Needs an Ally

Thursday, March 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.
J.R. Tucker High School library, 2910 Parham Road, Henrico, Va. 23294
Shannon McKay, He She Ze We

If you’re ready to learn more information about being accepting, affirming and supportive for LGBTQ+ loved ones or youth in your community, please join us. Connect with others as the group He She Ze We discusses how to be an ally, provides resources to build resiliency in youth, and empowers you to support them through the journey of self-discovery.


 

Raising Children: Parents, Where Is Your Village?

Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Fairfield Area Library, 1401 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va. 23223
Jacquelyn Smith-White, Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services

This session will focus on helping you understand your parent style and maximize your parenting potential at school and at home, including parenting through the highs and lows. Parenting and guardianship are two roles that can include wonderful and difficult times — often in a matter of minutes. When those difficult times arrive, how do you react? What coping skills help you to manage your emotions toward discipline? How much quality time do you spend with your youth?


 

Quality Family Time: How to Fit It In

Wednesday, April 8 (Spring Break) from 12:30-1 p.m.
Online class (For information and a link to join the workshop, email ansimms@henrico.k12.va.us)
Alexis Simms, HCPS (Department of Family and Community Engagement)

Let’s take a poll — when you look at your calendar, is intentional family time scheduled? We can easily get so distracted in keeping up with all the things that have to be completed in a day that we forget about quality family time. Join us for a fun and informative online session about ways to intentionally incorporate quality family time into our week.


 

Homework Help! Supporting Student Success

Thursday, April 22 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico, Va. 23230
Alexis Simms, HCPS (Dept. of Family and Community Engagement)

Has homework time been difficult to navigate in your home? Is testing time stressful and more than you imagined? Are you looking for impactful ways to support your child through the testing phase? We can never know enough when preparing our students. This session will cover various tips and learning styles, so that both you and your student are more confident and relaxed during test time.