Session Information

  • Elementary

    Creature Feature (Limited seats available)

    During this interactive session, museum staff will interweave literacy and science through storytelling and introduce students to a very special animal ambassador. Students will have time to interact with the animal ambassador and to ‘ask an expert’ any questions they may have.

    Presented by: Silver River Museum

    Supporting Families with Reading Skills

    How can parents help their children find books that are not “too hard” and not “too easy” but instead just right? Attend this session and learn about the “Five Finger Rule”, fun ways to read and examples of multisensory activities.

    Presented by: MCPS Student Pathways and Assessment


    Math Real-World Application

    Looking for resources to support your child's learning? Attend this session to uncover different resources that can support learning such as questioning, and real-world applications. Master open-ended questions to help your child find the 'why' and make connections.

    Presented by: MCPS Secondary Curriculum and Instruction & Digital Learning

    The Road to College ~Bilingual~

    Attend this session to learn information about testing requirements, priorities and goals, and dual enrollment. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed and resources and information provided. This is the session to attend if you have a high school student!

    Presented by: Vanguard High School Counselor

    Sessions for All

    Accessing Behavioral Services (Adults Only due to Content)

    Children with mental and behavioral needs are often involved with many different child-serving agencies. This session aims to educate and empower parents and caregivers in basic service navigation information and provide an overview of how different child-serving systems work together. Note: Students in grades K-5 accompanying families to this session will be taken to “Creature Feature.”

    Presented by: Department of Children and Families

    Hidden in Plain Sight (Bilingual) Adults Only due to Content

    What is an FSAA Datafolio and an FSAA Performance Task? How are they linked to an Individual EducatioAn interactive presentation highlighting different concealment devices that youth can use to hide drug, alcohol, and tobacco/nicotine items. Additionally, it provides clues and warning signs for risky youth decision making. Note: Students in grades K-5 accompanying families to this session will be taken to “Creature Feature.”

    Presented by: Community Council Against Substance Abuse

    Keeping Youth Active

    physically active. And physical activity can make them smarter. Whether toddler or teenager, studies indicate that regular physical activity stimulates blood flow to the brain, improving brain development, alertness, and mental focus. Spend time with a Health Education Consultant to learn how to get your child in motion, improving their bodies and minds.

    Presented by: Marion County Health Department

    Rethink Your Drink

    More than 1/3 of all sugars are consumed in sugary beverages – the greatest source of added sugar in the US diet. Consuming these drinks is the leading cause of obesity and health issues amongst our youth. Come learn more about ‘Sugary Sweetened’ beverages and how to make better choices when it comes to your drink!

    Presented by: Heart of Florida

    Shake the Salt

    Where’s the salt?! What is sodium, and how much should we consume? Do you know the 'Salty 6'? Attend this session to learn where sodium may be hiding and how to avoid having too much in your family’s meals.

    Presented by: Marion County Hospital District

    (SLIP) Senior Lifestyle and Injury Prevention Program

    The SLIP injury prevention program is designed to address the needs of older adults. Elderly persons are extremely at risk for poor outcomes following injury, and are rapidly growing in the overall population. The aging process affects visual, cognitive, and psychomotor skills, and even simple tasks of daily living can put older adults at risk for injury. These facts support the need for injury prevention programs like this one.

    Presented by: Ocala Health

    Social Emotional Information & Access to Services (Bilingual)

    What is the comprehensive school mental health plan? What is the goal of the plan and how does it help students? Attend this session to learn how students in need of mental health supports are identified, the types of school-based interventions available to students, and how parents can partner with schools for optimal mental health support.

    Presented by: MCPS Mental Health and Wellness

    Summer Media Resources

    Attend this session and find out how your child can utilize their MCPS Desktop to access resources and library books online. Can my child access test and career prep materials over the summer? Yes, come learn about GALE resources.

    Presented by: MCPS Elementary Curriculum , Instruction, & Digital Learning

    Summer Safety and Fun (Bilingual)

    Summer is a time for fun and sun! The Summer Safety and Fun session will provide information on safety topics such as heat exhaustion, swimming, biking, bug bites, and allergies. Also, join us to learn ways to keep your child actively engaged with learning activities at home.

    Presented by: Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)


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