Camelot Academy's Parent Education Seminar Series 2017-2018
highlighting the 2017-2018 schoolyear's theme of ROOTS.
Parent night - for Camelot parents only. A discussion of the importance of identifying the ROOTS of our children's success. Upper School September 21, Lower and Middle School parents September 28. 6:30-8:30 at Camelot Academy
Paying for College - crucial tips make it easier than you think!
Be informed of the important ‘ROOTS’ of college financing. Avoid the student debt crisis.
College is a major investment. Invest wisely now by knowing the details of FAFSA forms! ... CFNC, scholarships, loan packages, aid and other options. Especially offered for the parents of our seniorclass, this information is vital and appropriate for parents of all ages.
presentation by by Amy Waheed, financial consultant, CFCS, Certified College Funding Specialist (recognized by CPA board)
Thursday October 12th 7-8pm
Pizza will be served at 6:30 for those who order in advance
Failing -- Friend or Foe?
Failure is a necessary 'ROOT' for success, but it is difficult to watch your children fail and suffer the consequences. When should you intervene? How can you nurture your children through failure so they emerge stronger and learn from their mistakes? Especially appropriate for parents with students of all ages, lower school through college.
Presentation by Dr. Jason Cho, MD, Duke Psychiatry, Child Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Thursday November 9 7:00-8:00pm at Camelot Academy
Pizza served at 6:30 or those who order in advance
Camelot has a new, innovative Global Studies curriculum to reveal to parents and potential parents. Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions and be your tour guides. Come curious. We love hard questions. Invite your friends and community. The weather promises to be nice this year, unlike the February ice storms during open houses of years past.
Saturday February 24 1:00-2:00 at Camelot Academy
Join us for a special student led discussion
of a short animated film
Each year, the entire school gathers for a meal on Pi Day (3.14159...) March 14th. Parents, Teachers ,
Staff, and Students eat potluck pies of all descriptions and watch an educational film together. In lieu of our more typical full-length educational documentary, this year we have chosen a simplistic silent cartoon to stimulate controversy and discussion. Suitable for all ages. Visitors need to register at the above registration link.
Wednesday March 14, 6:30-8:00 at The Armory, downtown Durham, NC
Camelot Academy's Parent Education Seminar Series 2016-2017
highlighting the schoolyear's theme of 'BALANCE'
Balance and Personality Types
including discussion of Susan Cain’s Quiet book (Reading in advance is not required.
Thursday, September 22 and September 29 at Back to School Night, which begins at 5:30pm
Screen Time: The Effect of Too Much Screen Time on the Healthy Development of Children
presented by Dr. Christian F Mauro, Director of Duke Psychosocial Treatment Center
Thursday October 20 7:00-8:00pm at Camelot Academy
A SATIR Family Therapy approach to communication: Communicating with Balance and Intention in Families
Come experience this workshop which invites you, using the work of pioneering family therapist Virginia Satir, to role play, dialogue, and have some fun as you increase awareness of your own styles of communication. Put on your explorer’s hat and join us for personal growth and the opportunity to bring greater balance to all your relationship “ballets!”
With Trish Brown, professional educator for thirty years, NSRF coach.
Tuesday November 15 7:00-8:00 at Camelot Academy
Our World Out-Of-Balance: How to discuss violence in the media with children K-12
presented by Dr. Angela Tunno, M.S.,PhD, clinical psychologist with the Duke University Psychiatry Department and Shannon Chaplo, M.S., a clinical psychology pre-doctoral intern in the psychiatry department
note RESCHEDULED to Thursday January 12 7:00-8:00 at Camelot Academy
How to Choose the Best School for Your Child
Open House PANEL DISCUSSION
Panelists include two local and experienced educational consultants, a thirty year veteran teacher, and Dr. Adam Holland with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Approaches to evaluating a school, evaluating the needs of the student, and to finding a good 'fit' for your child, will be discussed.
Saturday February 4 1:00-2:00 at Camelot Academy
Balance Healthy Eating Habits for Life – adolescent issues addressed and discussed presented by Dr. Zucker, Director of the Duke Eating Disorders Clinic, back by popular demand, this time for our upper school parents. Lower school parents also invited to attend. Discussion applicable to them as well, but the focus will be on preventing and addressing adolescent eating disorders Thurs February 16, 7:00-8:00 at Camelot Academy
Join us for a special screening of the film
Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age
Many of us have been struggling with how to set boundaries with using digital media and what those boundaries should be. See one documentarians view of handling screen use with teens. A discussion follows the film and Pie Supper.
Tuesday March 14, 6:30-8:00 at The Armory, downtown Durham, NC
Nurtured or Coddled? Steering the Helicopter
How do I know if I could be considered “helicopter” parent? How can I tell if I am not involved enough in my child or teen’s life? When should I intervene and when should I let my child navigate the world independently? What is the right balance between being overprotective and uninvolved? How do I keep my kids safe and secure while also encouraging healthy independence? Come hear Dr. Angela Tunno and Sharon Chaplo with Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy help you find the right balance for your developing child or teen.
Free and Open to the Public
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00pm
Camelot Academy – 809 Proctor St. in Durham
Free Pizza will be served to those who pre-order here when you register:
Register here by Monday, April 17 at noon for pizza orders
Camelot Academy's Parent Education Seminar Series 2015-2016
Global and Social Thinking presented by Diane Felton, MA/CCC-SLP
9/23 and 10/1 6:30-7:00pm at Camelot Academy
Identifying and Managing Stress and Anxiety presented by Dr. Christian F Mauro,
Director of Duke Psychosocial Treatment Center
Tuesday 10/20 7:00-8:00pm at Camelot Academy
Sleep: Why It is Important and How to Get Your Children More of It presented by
Dr. Sujay Kansagra, Director of Duke Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program
Monday 11/16 7:00-8:00 at the main Durham Library Auditorium
The Needs of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional Child presented by Ken Benedict, Director of the
Center for Psychology and Education
Thursday 12/3 7:00-8:00 at Camelot Academy
Helping Students Interact in a "Neo-Diverse" World presented by Rupert Nacoste
Wednesday January 27 7:00-8:00 at Camelot Academy
SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION: LESSONS LEARNED FROM EDUCATING THE GIFTED
with representatives from Duke's TIP, NC Public Schools, an experienced parent of a gifted student, and a school administrator who specializes in gifted students. This follow-up to the December presentation is a discussion from a parent's perspective, an administrator's perspective, an institutional policy perspective, and an extracurricular perspective. We challenge you to bring your toughest questions and most pressing needs for a useful, practical discussion.
Saturday January 30 1:00-2:00 at Camelot Academy
Healthy Eating Habits for Life - myth busters for parents
Wed 2/24 7:00-8:00 at The Durham Cookery presented by Dr. Zucker, Director of the Duke Eating Disorders Clinic and Megan Harris, MPH and Diane Ritchie, MPH with the Durham County Dept of Health
Most Likely to Succeed a documentary film screening (mltsfilm.org)
Monday March 14, 6:30-8:00 showing at The Armory, downtown Durham, NC
Gender Identity and Sexual Development in Youth: Understanding and Developing Effective Communication with Children and Teens presented by Dr. Angela Tunno and Danielle Busby, post-doctoral fellow and pre-doctoral intern in clinical psychology with Duke University Medical Center, Center for Child and Family Health
Tuesday April 12 7:00-8:00 at Camelot Academy