The Westwood Public Schools has created a series of programs to discuss common challenges and provide useful strategies for developing student learning and social-emotional wellness. The topics range from digital citizenship to inquiry-based science to bias-based bullying. Parents are invited to attend one or more of these programs. While this listing indicates audiences for whom topics are most pertinent, all are welcome.

Flier for all events (PDF)

Limit Setting in the Age of Technology

Target Audience: K-8
Featuring panelists Dr. Todd Danforth, Thurston Middle School Psychologist; Danielle Sutton, Director of Westwood Youth and Family Services; and Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum, Staff Psychologist, Judge Baker Children's Center for Effective Child Therapy

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Elementary Science Featuring Kate Doyle, Elementary Science Coordinator and Karlyn Lazazzero, Elementary Science Specialist

Talking About Race with Our Children

Target Audience: PreK-12
Tuesday, January 8, 7pm, High School Little Theater

Follow-up discussion opportunities on Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm and Monday, February 11 at 7pm in the District Administration Professional Development Room at Westwood High School.

Featuring Dr. Carroll Blake, Lead Executive Coach for Male Educators of Color (MEOC) in the Boston Public Schools, and former administrator and METCO Director for the Wellesley Public Schools.

Books Depicting Black Males | Children's Book List | Diverse Book Lists: Kindergarten/Grade 1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5
Preventing Biased-Based Bullying

Target Audience: K-8
Thursday, March 19, 7pm, High School Little Theater

Featuring Danielle Murray, Westwood parent and Safe and Welcoming Schools Specialist, Boston Public Schools
How to Emotionally Equip Our Kids

Target Audience: PreK-12
Thursday, April 4, 7pm, Deerfield School

Featuring Lynn Lyons, clinical social worker and psychotherapist who travels globally as a speaker and trainer discussing anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools.
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