Parent Education Series

The BCD Parent Education Series offers free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world. Speakers and topics are selected based on current relevance to children and parents. Past topics include: Media and Internet Safety, Understanding the Gifted & Talented personality, Healthy Eating Habits, and Anti-Bullying.

Most events are open to the public. All events are free. Please review our schedule and come join us.

2018-19 PES Events

Catherine Zakoian on Giftedness - September 25, 2018

September 25th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented
 (BVGT) presents Catherine Zakoian on Understanding the Complexities of Gifted Friendship. 

In this session, we will discuss both the challenge and delight of gifted friendship. We will examine gifted basics and how these universal characteristics can impact a gifted child’s path to establishing and maintaining meaningful friendship. We will also explore more advanced relational concepts and gifted parenting strategies to best support children seeking true connection.

Please RSVP for this event via the Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented website.

High School Fair - October 10, 2018

October 10th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

Open to the public - all of Boulder County middle school students and families welcome
70+ public, private, and boarding schools attending

Local Schools Attending:
Boulder High Boulder, CO
Dawson Lafayette, CO 
Fairview  Boulder, CO
Holy Family Broomfield, CO
New Vista Boulder, CO
Niwot Niwot, CO 
Regis Jesuit  Aurora, CO
September School Boulder, CO
Silver Creek Longmont, CO
Tara High School Boulder, CO
Temple Grandin School Boulder, CO
Watershed Boulder, CO

Boarding Schools Attending:
Admiral Farragut Academy St Petersburg, FL Leman Manhattan NewYork, NY
Andover Phillips Academy Andover, MA  Loomis Chaffee Windsor, CT
Army and Navy Academy Carlsbad, CA Mercersburg Academy Mercersburg, PA
Asheville School  Asheville, NC Midland School Los Olivos, CA
Avon Old Farms Avon, CT Millbrook School Millbrook, NY
Berkshire School Sheffield, MA Milton Academy Milton, MA 
Besant Hill School Ojai, CA  New Hampton School New Hampton, NH 
Bishop's College School Sherbrooke, QC Northfield Mount Hermon Gill, MA 
Blair Academy Blairstown, NJ Northwood School Lake Placid, NY
Brewster Academy Wolfeboro, NH Oldfields School Sparks Glencoe, MD
Brooks School North Andover, MA Peddie School Hightstown, NJ 
Canterbury New Milford, CT Pomfret School Pomfret, CT 
Cardigan Mountain School Canaan, NH Portsmouth Abbey School Portsmouth, RI 
Cate School Carpinteria, CA Proctor Academy Andover, NH
Colorado Rocky Mtn School Carbondale, CO San Domenico Schol San Anselmo, CA
Concord Academy - MA Concord, MA  St. Andrews School Middletown, DE 
Cushing Academy Ashburnham, MA  St. Stephen's Episcopal Austin, TX
Deerfield Academy Deerfield, MA  St. Timothy's Georgia
Dunn School Los Olivos, CA Steamboat Mountain School Steamboat Springs, CO
Episcopal HS  Alexandria, VA  Stuart Hall Staunton, VA
Fountain Valley Colorado Springs, CO The Hill School Pottstown, PA
Foxcroft School Middleburg, VA The Hockaday School  Dallas, TX
Garrison Forest School Owings Mill, MD The Kiski School Saltsburg, PA
George School Newtown, PA The Madeira School McKean, VA
Georgetown Prep Bethesda, MD The Putney School Putney, VT
Gould Academy Bethel, ME The Thacher School Ojai, CA 
Hebron Academy  Hebron, ME The Webb Schools Claremont, CA
Holderness School Holderness, NH  Vermont Academy Saxtons River, VT
Idyllwild Arts Academy Idyllwild, CA Westminster School Simsbury, CT 
Kent School (CT) Kent, CT  White Mountain School Bethlehem, NH 
Kimball Union Academy Meriden, NH  Wilbraham & Monson Academy Wilbraham, MA 
Lake Forest Academy Lake Forest, IL Woodberry Forest School Woodberry Forest, VA

The Value of an IB program in Middle School - October 24, 2018

Date TBD from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The benefits of an International Baccalaureate (IB) program are well known within the high school realm, but what are the benefits of IB during the middle school years? Join us as a panel of representatives from three Boulder-area middle schools offering the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) (BCD, Sunset middle school and Mackintosh Academy) and IB Consultant, Lou Marchesano, discuss how the MYP is implemented and the benefits to young adolescent students.

RSVP for this event.

Child Assault Prevention - November 5, 2018

November 5th from 8:15am to 9:30am
This event is for BCD parents only. Thank you. 

CAP is a comprehensive child assault prevention program is designed to teach children how to prevent:

• Bully assault
• Stranger abduction
• Sexual assault

Before FRCAP visits a school to teach prevention skills to children, they first conduct a Parent Workshop, where parents have the opportunity to:

• Hear for themselves exactly what their children will be learning
• Learn how they can continue to teach prevention at home after the classroom workshops are over
• Ask any the questions they have regarding bully assault, stranger abduction and sexual abuse

iThrive - December 4, 2018

December 4th, 2018 from 8:15am - 9:30am

Colt Smith of iThrive will discuss drug and alcohol addiction and peer pressure concerns for parents with children of all ages.

Protecting children from sexual Assault - April 9, 2019

Break the cycle of sexual assault through prevention education. Presented by the Blue Sky Bridge organization.

How to Find Us

Resource List from prior PES events

BCD Faculty share ideas on how to Bring Responsive Classroom Home.

Presentation by Brian Dino
, Media Program Coordinator of Common Sense Media on social media, cell phone use, and internet safety.

Video of Dr. Dan Siegel's presentation on the Adolescent Mind.

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Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.