Upcoming Parent Events

We're excited to share three upcoming virtual events for parents. We hope you can join us for all three! Save the dates for "Parenting in the Pandemic with Michael Thompson, Ph.D.," Thursday, February 18, 7:00-8:00 p.m.; "Charles River School Model UN Simulation," Wednesday, February 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m.; "Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society,
Webinar with Best-Selling Author Ibram X. Kendi," Wednesday, March 3, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Click the "Read More" link below for more details and registration information for each exciting event.
Parenting in the Pandemic with Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Thursday, February 18, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit families. For months families have been forced to think about death and safety and to talk to their very young children about it. They are dealing with the loss of regular school, remote learning from home all the while facing threats to employment and the loss of social supports. Many parents are worried that their children will emerge traumatized from this long disruption. In this talk, Dr. Thompson will address the issues and fears affecting families and will offer psychologically sound suggestions for steadying their children and themselves in this difficult time. Click here to register for Parenting in the Pandemic.

Charles River School Model UN Simulation
How should the world come together during a zombie apocalypse?
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the CRS Model UN (MUN) team and experience firsthand how our 6-8 graders research, hypothesize, collaborate, and negotiate to solve difficult problems. In this special Model UN virtual simulation, parents are invited to participate with students as your “team” progresses through phases of a real MUN conference: opening statements, discussion via moderated and unmoderated caucuses, negotiation, and resolution writing. This event will be an entirely student-led simulation to tackle a “global zombie apocalypse.” CRS MUNers and their teams will represent a country and work to negotiate a UN-style resolution. No preparation is required; you’ll be provided with all information needed about the topic and country positions. Parents from ALL grade levels are welcome. Participants just need to come willing to delve into this creative, fun, and challenging activity! Click here to register for the Model UN Simulation.

AISNE and CRS Present: Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society
Webinar with Best-Selling Author Ibram X. Kendi
Wednesday, March 3, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Presented in Partnership with AISNE, the program for parents includes Webinar Talk with Ibram X. Kendi, 5:00-6:00 p.m. and Facilitated Community Conversations for Parents, Including Dedicated Groups for Parents Who Are Board Members, Affinity Spaces for Educators, Administrators and Staff of Color, and Parents of Color, 7:15-8:00 p.m. Registration available to CRS parents, faculty, staff, and trustees. 
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

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