'Parent University' Returns to Clark Public Schools Thursday, Feb. 18


CLARK, NJ – The second installment of “Parent University” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Arthur L. Johnson High School.  Times and locations within the school vary.  These adult education classes are offered on a variety of topics of interest to parents of students in varying grades.

The first installment of the workshop-styled program was held in Dec, 2015.    

Thursday’s course offerings are: 

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Title: Understanding the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Score Reports 
Presenter: Mallory Applebaum, Assistant Principal of Elementary Schools 
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: ALJ Room 5B 

Title: InView Testing and Elementary Gifted and Talented (G & T) 
Presenter: Shirley Bergin, FKH Principal 
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Location: ALJ Room 3

Title: PARCC Readiness Resources
Presenter: Yuri Diaz, Grades 6-12 Content Area Supervisor of Language Arts and the Humanities 
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: ALJ Room 4 

Title: The Effects of IQ on the Learning Process 
Presenters: Nicole Arpino, Michelle Gonzalez, and Lauren Marchak, School Psychologists 
Time: 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Location: ALJ Room 6 

Title: Understanding Formative Assessment 
Presenter: Thomas Misiak, Grades 6-12 Content Area Supervisor of Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Business, and Technology 
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: ALJ Room 7 

Title: How to Study and Prepare for Tests 
Presenter: Bonnie Mingin, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services/Guidance 
Time: 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. 
Location: ALJ Room 9

To register for the evening, parents are asked to email Terri Rodrigues at  The classes are free.

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