Below are the meetings and events that have already occurred for the 2018-19 academic year. Click on the tabs on the Table of Contents for previous years' meeting topics and links to videos of guest speakers, where applicable.
Casual Coffee and Conversation with Eric Rauschenbach (for parents of elementary school-aged children)Tuesday, September 25, 1018 at 9:30 a.m. Casual Coffee and Conversation with Eric Rauschenbach (for parents of high school-aged children) Friday, October 12, 1018 at 9:30 a.m. Casual Coffee and Conversation with Eric Rauschenbach (for parents of middle school-aged children) Tuesday, October 16, 2018** at 9:30 a.m.
**(Rescheduled from October 2, 2018) CHILD Mixer Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Our CHILD Mixer gives parents an informal setting to get to know district administrators and staff, including Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Special Education and Student Services. Join us at a volunteer's home for small-group discussions with District representatives on specific topics or areas where you may have concerns. Learning Resource Center educators will be on hand to talk you through the difficulties your child is having in math and/or reading. Psychologists will be available to discuss anxiety, ADD, social skills and more. Speech and OT professionals will be available as well. Standardized Testing Explained Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Meadow NMPR
Scarsdale District psychologists will provide information on the psychological and educational testing completed during the Triennial Review Process. Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: How to Cope with Anxiety Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. SMS Auditorium
This joint PTC/C.H.I.L.D. event will be a panel discussion addressing the topic of anxiety in school-aged children. Panelists will include psychologists from the Scarsdale School District, a youth outreach worker from Scarsdale/Edgemont Family Counseling, and a private clinical social worker with expertise in anxiety.
Follow this link to the video of the presentation
. Information Sessions for Parents with Children Moving Up from Preschool to Elementary School, Elementary School to Middle School, Middle School to High School Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. (Rescheduled from Tuesday, February 12, 2019, due to weather) SHS Rom 170-172
Special education administrators and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the next level of support and services available for your children. Get Your Kids the Sleep They Need Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. (Rescheduled from Thursday, April 4, 2019)
Fox Meadow NMPR
We all know that sleep is important, but making sleep a priority is a struggle for many families. Approximately 30-40% of school age children suffer from a sleep disorder at some point; not getting the proper amount of sleep on a regular basis can negatively affect mood, academic and sports performance as well as growth and development. Dr. Harris will discuss the various reasons why sleep is important for kids and address specific steps to take to create an ideal sleep environment for your children so they - and you - can get a better night's sleep. Finally, Dr. Harris will touch upon some typical sleep issues that occur in children (nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, apnea) and when you should consider an evaluation or treatment.
Dr. Harris is in private practice in White Plains, NY where she specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and treats a wide variety of sleep disorders using evidence-based non-medication treatments. She currently holds a dual academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in both the Neurology and Psychiatry Departments. Dr. Harris has been an invited columnist for the New York Times "Consults Blog" and is frequently in the media, including The Huffington Post, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Today Show, and Good Morning America. Her upcoming self-help book, The Women's Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, is due out in July. End of Year Party and Brainstorming Session Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.