How to join the meeting

The programs take place using Microsoft Teams. No registration is required, participation is free and you can take part without creating a Teams account.

  • If you are accessing the sessions from a mobile device, you may be prompted to download the Microsoft Teams app, but you can participate using the “desktop version” of a mobile browser instead.
  • If you are participating using a Mac or PC, you can download the Teams app or join using a browser.

For details and more information about how to join the discussions, view instructions for joining a meeting with Microsoft Teams. Only the first 350 virtual attendees will be able to participate and comment during the discussion. The session will also be recorded and posted online for additional viewing.

Join the Google Meet Broadcast

Capacity is 250 participants.

View-Only Broadcast

Use this viewing method if Google Meet is at capacity. Note: This option includes no interaction.

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Questions about the series?

Please contact Alexis Simms at

July 2020 Sessions

Tuesday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

The Family and Educator Resource Center

You may have become familiar with HCPS’ Family Learning Series but do you know about the center behind the work? Families and educators are invited to learn how the school division’s Family and Educator Resource Center can help them better support students.

Presented by Alexis Simms, facilitator, HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center.

To access this session:

Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m.

Quality Time in the Kitchen

What better way to spend quality time with your little ones than by spending time in the kitchen! Kids’ cooking school “Victoria’s Kitchen” will host an interactive cooking demonstration while discussing the importance of intentional family time.

Presented by Ellen Victoria Luckey, Victoria’s Kitchen LLC.

To access this session:

Tuesday, July 28 at 10 a.m.

Trauma and Resiliency

Tamika Daniel, behavioral health community organizer for Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) will talk about understanding the effects of trauma and how resilience helps with bouncing back from stressful experiences.

Presented by Tamika Daniel, Greater Richmond SCAN.

To access this session:

Previous Sessions

Quality Time with Yoga Joy


Presented by Joy Rush, Yoga Joy Kids Studio.

Have you made time for mindfulness during this changing and challenging time? Join Yoga Joy as she walks us through a yoga session to help center ourselves and enjoy time with one another. All ages are welcome to join.

Community Conversations: Student Voices

Moderated by Adrienne Cole Johnson, director, HCPS Department of Family and Community Engagement.

Student panelists from across Henrico County will discuss their perspectives on racial equity and their experiences in Henrico County Public Schools. They will also talk about social change in their schools and in their community.

Supporting English Learners


Presented by Nancy Staples and Sarah Modrak, HCPS Welcome Center.

The HCPS Welcome center is a resource for Henrico families who are navigating Henrico schools while learning the English language. Join us to learn about the resources, support and education provided by the Welcome Center!

HCPS Exceptional Education Updates and Resources

Presented by Erin Wells and Tara Pallis, HCPS Exceptional Education Department.

With so many changes it can be hard to keep up. This session will give you a breakdown of announcements, changes and updates to the Exceptional Education Department.

Community Conversations: A Call to Action

On June 8 the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center hosted “Community Conversations: A Call To Action” to hear from students, staff members and families about the experiences of Black students and staff and what is being done to support them.

Understanding the Difference between an IEP and 504

Presented by Maggie Walsh and Pamela Martin.

This session is for parents who would like to learn more about Individual Education Programs and 504 plans and how you can be an active participant in the process. For more information about the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center, visit our webpage.

Parents and Guardians: Teens and Vaping Prevention

Presented by the American Heart Association, Henrico Too Smart 2 Start and the Virginia Department of Health.

This workshop is designed to provide parents and guardians information about vaping, including teen use and prevention. For more information about the HPCS Family and Educator Resource Center, visit our webpage.

Download workshop handouts and a copy of the presentation.

Prioritizing, Planning and Practicing Self-Care

Presented by the HCPS school-based mental health team.

This workshop is designed to walk parents and guardians through understanding self care, evaluating your current practices and incorporating guilt-free self-care practices into your week. For more information about the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center, visit our webpage.

Download workshop handouts and presentation.

Positively HOME! Supporting Behavior and Strengthening Relationships

Presented by Donna Crocker, HCPS PBIS Coordinator. 

This workshop is designed to help families create a supportive environment that strengthens family relationships. Discover strategies for responding to challenging behaviors and celebrating the positivity each day brings. For more information about the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center, visit our webpage.