Partnering with Parents in Raising Phenomenal Kids
Raising kids of great character who are academically prepared with a solid biblical foundation takes intentionality and focus. As an important part of our school mission, Mount Paran Christian School partners with home and church in the total education of your children. Our purpose is to help you guide your children in their Christian faith and moral foundation. MPCS is committed to providing families with great parenting resources and tips to help overcome obstacles as children grow through different stages. We also explore many trends and topics that are influencing young children and teens in today's culture.
We are pleased to announce upcoming ParentEd. seminars and "Ted"-style talks listed below. Please mark your calendars for any or all seminars that you might find beneficial. All MPCS parents, neighbors, and friends in the community are invited to attend!
2022 UPCOMING ParentEd. TALKS:
ParentEd.: P.E.P. Talks - by Steve Kyle, Assistant Head of School for Christian Life
Various Dates Fall 2022 | MPCS Campus
Mr. Kyle will host several opportunities for parents to engage with the school. These P.E.P. (Parents Engaging Purposefully) Talks are designed to help parents navigate the teen years. We require parents of rising sixth- or ninth-grade students to attend ONE of these sessions. If you’ve attended in the past, please do so again, as Mr. Kyle’s message will be different than previous sessions. All parents are welcome to attend. Lower school P.E.P. Talks are also open to all parents for great insight into the primary years. All events take place in the Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room, unless indicated otherwise.
(only ONE session required for freshman parents, open to all)
September 17, 10:30 a.m.
September 20, 6:30 p.m.
September 29, 8:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Black Box Theater
High School P.E.P. Talks Sign Up
(only ONE session required for all sixth-grade parents and new middle school parents, open to all)
September 17, 9:00 a.m.
October 3, 6:30 p.m.
October 6, 8:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre
Middle School P.E.P. Talks Sign Up
(highly encouraged for parents of grades 4 and 5, new lower school parents, and anyone interested)
September 15, 8:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Black Box Theater
October 1, 9:00 a.m.
October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Lower School P.E.P. Talks Sign Up
ParentEd.: Executive Functioning - by MPCS Counseling Department
October 19 and 26, 2022 | MPCS Campus
In today's world, the ability to multi-task and balance a wide variety of skills and responsibilities is necessary to thrive in the workforce. For this generation, social skills, organization, self-advocacy, and goal-setting will be what sets your student apart. In this series on Executive Functioning, the MPCS counseling department will discuss age-appropriate tools to help partner with parents in teaching students the skills necessary to stay organized and responsible for their own learning success.
Lower School Session - October 19, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Artist Reception Room
Jocelyn Sotomayor, certified Executive Functioning Coach and MPCS middle school counselor, will explain what Executive Functioning is, how it applies to lower school students, and how parents can help their child(ren) learn skills to be organized.
Upper School Session - October 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room
Jocelyn Sotomayor, certified Executive Functioning Coach and MPCS middle school counselor, will discuss what Executive Functioning is and how to implement it with upper school students.
WHAT IS ParentEd.?
As part of our school mission to partner with home, MPCS is proud to offer opportunities throughout the year to guide parents through the challenges of raising children. MPCS ParentEd. brings you “Ted”-style talks on relevant topics. All MPCS parents, neighbors, and friends in the community are invited to join us!
ParentEd. BLOG RECAPS:
- Helping Students Boost Their Brain Capacity for Success
- Teaching Children Fiscal Responsibility
- 9 Tips for Parents to Help Teens Avoid Drugs and Alcohol
- Excelling in the Midst of Adversity
- 3 Tips for Navigating the Hidden Dangers of Social Media
- The Blessing of a B Minus
- Real Talk with Moms
- Raising Athletes: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly
- Here's What You Need to Know About College Admissions
- Middle School P.E.P. Talk for Parents
- Lower School P.E.P. Talk for Parents
- How to Overcome the Pressures of the Teenage Years
- High School P.E.P. Talk for Parents
- A Generation of Screenagers
- Let's Talk - The Scoop on Speech Therapy
- What Parents Learned from Dr. Tim Elmore
- Redshirting: Do They Need That Extra Year
- "Connect" With Kids' Tech Use
- Teen Trends
Get to Know MPCS
Mount Paran Christian School is a preschool age three through grade 12 private Christian, non-denominational, college-preparatory school. MPCS is committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts, and championship athletics all within a Christian environment and small class sizes. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited (SAIS/Cognia/CESA) and located near Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus.
MPCS is proud to offer the ParentEd. series to our families and our community. Events are sponsored by our Guidance Counseling and College Counseling departments in preschool through high school.
We also invite you to tour our campus at a Tuesday Tours at 9:00 a.m. each week. Click here to RSVP to visit.
Join us for a ParentEd. Talk
Please let us know you'll attend!
All ParentEd. seminars are FREE and open to the community. Please RSVP using the form below. *MPCS parents do NOT require an RSVP.
Mount Paran Christian School
1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152
MPCS Murray Arts Center
Kristi Lynn Theatre (2nd floor), Black Box Theatre (2nd floor), Choral Rehearsal Room (1st floor)
Enter main gate off Stanley Road and take an immediate right for parking at the 3-story arts building.
MPCS Weber Collaboratory
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Park and enter main building near flag pole and front office. Follow through doors and up one flight of steps. Walk straight ahead and Weber Collaboratory is on the right.
MPCS Dozier Hall
High School Building
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Follow Tilley Trail around past the tennis courts and park in the left lot. Dozier Hall is located to the right by the circular drive and breezeway.
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Park in the left hand parking lot and enter the preschool building between the playgrounds.
MPCS Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room
Enter main gate and follow straight. Turn right and curve around to the right to the back of the Murray Arts Center building. Park and enter through the bottom floor rear entrance. The Choral Rehearsal Room is located inside and to the left.