Parent Education

The Seacrest Parent Forum (SPF) provides a new and exciting opportunity to engage our parents and faculty in deeper discussions about how our children and students learn and grow. Morning coffees, book talks, faculty-led seminars and a national speaker series are all part of the SPF experience. We hope you attend as many of the events as you can and join in the conversation!

2016-17 SPF Presentations

Parent to Parent: Partners in the Seacrest Learning Community
Thursday, September 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. | Arts Center

Join a panel of current Seacrest parents representing all divisions. What is my role as a Seacrest parent? What does Seacrest mean when it says it wants to partner with parents from Preschool through Grade 12? What can I do as a parent to help my child engage fully in her or his Seacrest education? Partnerships take time; what can I expect in return?

Homework (The Seacrest Way)
Thursday, November 10, 2016
8:30 a.m. | Arts Center

Over the last several years Seacrest has reflected on our approach to homework and reviewed how our practices and philosophies are developmentally appropriate and supportive of our mission. Following our Young Authors and Young Artists Week and the unique approach to the weekly homework assignments, we delved even deeper into the “hows and whys” of homework at Seacrest. Please join the Division Heads/Administration on Thursday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the Library to discuss the latest research on homework, our revised homework document, “Seacrest@Home,” and why we approach homework the way we do in each division.

An "Unconference": Technology, Media and the Family
Date and Time TBD

Join us for an “unconference” about technology and its impact on family life. An “unconference” allow attendees to participate in three distinct conversations about technology in the 90-minute framework.

Trends and Traps in 21st Century Education
Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:30 A.M. | Arts Center

Dr. John Watson, Head of School, will lead a lively discussion on the current trends in education and why you should care. After more than 30 years in education, Dr. Watson will share his views to spark an open discussion about college admissions, high stakes testing, the corporatization of education, and more.

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare your Kid for Success
April 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. | Arts Center

Join Erin Duffy, Dr. Deb Merwin and Linda Rich for a discussion of this book by Stanford professor Julie Lythcott-Haims. How can we both protect our children and provide them with the courage and independence to create their own worlds of success?