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Parent/Guardian (PTO) Workshops

All workshops are at Thurgood Marshall Academy, and are open to all parents/guardians. Light dinner will be provided.

Note: Workshops are NOT concurrent with Open Houses or Parent-Teacher Meetings. Please go here for a calendar of upcoming Open Houses and PTO Meetings.

Fall Semester

Event #1: Parent/Guardian Workshop on TMA Resources (Sep 25th 5:30-7:00 pm)
• Parents/Guardians will get tutorial in logging into Net Classroom; how to check grades online
• How to email teachers and requesting meetings when necessary
• Usage of TMA’s Library page: on-line databases and other resources
• The Writing Center and Homework Help

Event #2: Grading (Oct 23rd 5:30-6:30pm)
• How are grades calculated?
• What is my student’s GPA?
• What are the graduation requirements?
• How is the GPA related to College Admissions?

Event #3: Portfolio (Nov 13th 5:30-6:30pm )
• What is Portfolio?
• How can parents/guardians assist in the process?

Event #4: Academic Writing (Jan 22nd 5:30-6:30pm)
• The importance of writing good thesis statements?
• Understanding Rubrics
• Writing Research Papers

Spring Semester

Event #5: Understanding the Birds, The Bees, and HIV (Feb 13th 5:30-6:30pm)
• Parent workshop on having the discussion about sex
• Promoting safe sex practices
• Resources available in DC

Event #6: Drug Awareness and Prevention (Mar 19th 5:30-6:30pm)
• Providing strategies to discuss how to say no, drug usage, warning signs, intervention strategies
• Resources available in DC

Event #7: Healthy Eating (Apr 23rd 5:30-6:30pm)
• How can we eat healthier as a community?
• Healthier food options in our neighborhood
• How to start setting the right example?