Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4 PM, Alameda High Media Center
Do you want your teen to be happy? To be able to bounce back when things get tough? To help set them up for life and work in the real world? Do you just want to get along better?
AEF is offering a workshop on “Raising Resilient Teens”. This fun and engaging workshop is designed to help teens (and parents) understand:
- Individual behavior style – what makes you tick and how do you embrace successful behaviors
- Personal motivation interests and talents – how to make better study, career and life choices
- The behavior style of others – to appreciate difference and work cooperatively
- How to develop productive relationships – at home, school and work
This workshop will help you experience that “a-ha” moment when you uncover your true self, break down the “brick wall” of communication between parents and teens, and develop a language for improved communication and relationships.
This workshop is for 6th – 12th Alameda public school students and their parents.
$125 – covers the student and one parent/guardian. $35 additional fee for an additional parent/guardian. $15 materials fee is additional. It is not necessary to attend the Feb. 1 presentation to participate in the workshop.
Registration is open! Click on the blue Enrichment button on the left to sign up. Space is limited.
Click here for a workshop flyer.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 – 8:30 PM, Lum Multipurpose Room.
This workshop is sponsored by the Alameda PTA Council and Alameda Unified School District and will consist of a 60-minute presentation and 30-minute Q&A addressing:
- The definition of resilience as it relates to life and work
- The changing landscape of parenting
- Why resilience is so important for teens
- The short- and long-term impact of not developing resilience
- The “top ten” resilience factors for life success
This presentation is free.
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The Alameda Education Foundation’s middle school cross country club, the Alameda Asteroids, completed their season in November with a strong showing at the regional championships on November 3, 2016.
The championship meet was held at Canyon Middle School where a new spectator friendly course was created. The sixth grade boys as a collective came in 2nd place. Six medals were presented to our students at the awards ceremony. We received 3 first place medals, 1 fifth place medal and 2 sixth place medals. Four hundred and forty students ran in this meet.
Over the season, the Asteroids ran in four meets, competing in the SACMAL league, which includes 13 bay area middle schools around San Leandro, Castro Valley, Union City and Newark. The Asteroids hosted one of those meets at Crab Cove, which included 412 student-athletes.
For many students, the AEF cross country program is their first foray into sports and cross country enables them to discover new talents and perseverance and grow as athletes. It also enables middle schoolers to get a taste of competing on a regional level before they reach high school. Students learn to challenge themselves, set goals, move out of their comfort zones and work hard towards a set goal. Many parents report that their students continue running after the season is over and that this experience gives them the confidence to take on other challenges in their athletic, academic and social lives.
The Asteroids cross country club is an enrichment program run by the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF). Over 40 6th – 8th graders participate in cross country, which is coached by Debra Cramer. In addition to cross country, AEF manages over 400 enrichment after school classes and camps annually in athletics, arts, technology, science, foreign languages and more.
Order the new Harry Potter book and support literary and visual arts across Alameda! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the new book by JK Rowling that will be released on July 31st, right after the the opening of the play by the same name. In fact, the book will be published in script form to coincide with the play. Books Inc. Alameda is donating 20% of all presales to AEF. Books may be purchased by calling 510-522-2226 or by visiting Books Inc. at 1344 Park St. Proceeds will support AEF’s visual and literary arts programs.