PRSD Parent University
Workshops on Topics of Concern for Today's Parents

Upcoming Programs for the 2014 - 2015 School Year:  


There are no Parent University programs currently scheduled for the 2014-15 school year. 


All Parent University programs are free and open to all parents everywhere. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Co-sponsored by the Pearl River PTAs.


For additional information: Pearl River School District Continuing Adult Education; 620-3921; musichd@pearlriver.org



Programs Completed for the 2013 - 2014 School Year:


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Warning Signs of Heroin and Prescription Drug Addiction
Presented by the Orangetown Police Department (OPD) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Learn the warning signs and "lingo" associated with drug addiction. Let's protect our children. Many parents and caregivers are not familiar with drug street names and how to deal with a child who may be using drugs. Please join us as our panel discusses the dangers and warning signs of heroin and prescription drug addiction. Be in the know! Let's work together to keep our children and commmunity safe from this growing epidemic!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mom & Dad, Can You See What I Feel?
Presented by Turning Point Behavioral Health Center

Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Social Anxiety, Self-Harm. These are words we have all heard before but do we really know what these emotions "look like" in our teenagers. Many parents or caregivers may not recognize when their child is struggling. Please join us as we explore these emotions and behaviors through the eyes of today's teenagers. Program begins at 7:00pm at Pearl River High School Pirate Cove.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Program begins at 9:30am at the Pearl River Middle School Auditorium.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Program begins at 7:00pm at the Pearl River High School Auditorium.

What You Don't Know About Your Child's Social Networking

Presented by Det. Joseph Sullivan, Orangetown Police Dept. and Det. James Davis, Computer Crimes Task Force
Back by Popular Demand!  Come and learn the facts, dangers, and precautions regarding some of the popular websites/apps that your child may be using such as Snapchat, Instagram, ooVoo, Ask FM, and more.  This presentation is open to all parents. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Common Core Learning Standards Math K - 4
Presented by Sue Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Ms. Wheeler will present an overview of the Common Core Focus Standards for each grade level. She will highlight some of the related instructional strategies and demonstrate how to access and utilize available parent resources. Program begins at 7:30 p.m at Evans Park Elementary School.

Programs Completed for the 2012 - 2013 School Year:


All programs were held at the Pearl River District Offices: 135 West Crooked Hill Road, Pearl River, NY 10965


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sending Your Child Off to College
Presented by Dr. John Morgano, Superintendent and Dr. Frank Auriemma, Former Superintendent 
Topics include adjusting to college academic rigor, roommate issues - boyfriend/girlfriend issues, fitting in issues, solving problems on their own, calling home too much or not enough, having a car on campus, co-ed dorms, campus safety, returning home to visit – “Who is this person?” academic transitions, changing majors, changing schools and much more! There will also be time for a Q and A.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dangerous Teen Drug Trends

Presented by Ms. Judy Mezey, MS and Ms. Andrea Fallick, LCSW,CASAC,CCP

Student Assistance Services Corp.

Get informed on the changing drug environment affecting our youth today.  Presentation includes a "Show and Tell" of current drug paraphernalia.  The discussion focuses on current drug trends including new information on "old" drugs, updated information on "illicit" street drugs, and legal substances being abused by teens.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sweet Talk Your Children

Presented by Ms. Rebecca Meyerson, Certified Nutrition Counselor

Tired of waffles and sugar filled cereals for breakfast?  Do you have a child that won't touch anything green?  Come learn the nuts and bolts of raising happy, healthy eaters and improving their meals with nutritious and delicious foods.  We will discuss recipe modifications and realistic meal planning.


Thursday, October 11, 2012
APPR: What it Means for Your Children
Ms. Sue Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
What is an "APPR" and what does that mean for my child?