PTF Parent Up Speaker Series

Performing Arts Center - Marcus D. Hurlbut Theater - 1000
Each year the PTF works with the school leaders to identify engaging speakers for parent education. This year's series has a health and wellness theme with our final speaker in the series emphasizing the psychological journey of being a student today. .Come listen to Dr. Michael Thompson, author of The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life.

The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life
was written to help parents understand the complex journey of children through school, from Kindergarten through senior year. School occupies more waking hours than kids spend at home; and school is full not just of studies but of human emotion. For parents, this book reveals the hidden emotional landscape of the school day and points toward the answers we both desire and dread as we seek to help our children find success in school and beyond.

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Please know that the main central school gate on La Novia will be accessible, but all other vehicle gates may be closed after 8:30 a.m. You may park in all authorized school parking lots, only. The Calle Arroyo lot (adjacent to the school) will be available, as well as limited parking in authorized school spaces in the Ortega Village Center (please do not park in the student parking lot). All pedestrian gates (P4, 5, 11, 12 and 13) will be open from 7 a.m. until after the event, except for the US Pedestrian gates (P7-9). Please see the school map for the parking and pedestrian gate locations.
Importantly, please do not park in any of the adjacent business parking lots in the Ortega Village Center or in the Ortega Office Cottages located on Calle Arroyo across from campus. The property managers have informed the school that they will tow unauthorized parked cars.
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