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Parent Education

Due to current Covid-19 protocols, we are working to adapt our Parent Education program to virtual online formats when possible.  Please watch for future announcements via Schoolloop News regarding virtual Parent Ed Nights!  Parent Ed events will appear below once dates and times are confirmed.

Parent Ed Night

Help your child find the right college event flyer

In case you missed this Parent Ed. event, here is the recording:

Topic: How to Help your Child Find the Right College

Date: May 11, 2022 06:12 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:

Help your child find the right college - recorded meeting

Access Passcode: 1DtY@r=m


Please join Wednesday, 5/11at 6:30 PM for this virtual presentation from Wilcox PTSA Parent Education.

Sign up to join: 
How to help your child find the right college signup

Come listen to Jonake Bose talk about how to help your child find the right college (public or private) that works for your child and your family. The goal is to take the stress out of the application process and focus on schools that are the right FIT (social, academic and financial) for your child, not just those branded in US News and World Report rankings. Jonake has worked with numerous students since 2015. 
She will discuss topics such as:

  • Does it matter where you go to college?
  • How many colleges should one apply to?  
  • What are the benefits of a liberal arts college vs. a public research university
  • Is an A in a non-honors class better or a B in a more rigorous class? 
  • What factors do colleges consider when reviewing applications?

Learn more about our presenter and her philosophy on her website, Jonake is a professional member of the Independent Educators College Association

Noche de educación para padres

El equipo de Educación para la Prevención del Uso del Tabaco, del Condado de Santa Clara, ofrecerá una presentación virtual sobre educación general y concientización sobre el vapeo, nicotina, tabaco y la marihuana. 

Discutirán formas saludables de afrontamiento cuando uno se siente estresado o abrumado. 

Los que asistan recibiran recursos que pueden usar para sí mismos o para alguien a su alrededor que pueda estar buscando una manera de dejar de usar estos productos.


Miercoles 11 de Mayo a la 6:30pm

Via Zoom:

Reunion en linea ZOOM

Webinar ID: 826 1100 8117

Parent Ed Night
Tobacco, Cannabis, & Vaping 101 flier


The Tobacco Use Prevention Education team with the Santa Clara County Office of Education offered a virtual presentation about general education and awareness on vapes, nicotine, tobacco, and marijuana. They discuss the topic of coping skills in order to show healthy ways of coping when feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Resources are given that can help a loved quit using these products.

Here is a link to the recording of the presentation.

(Passcode: ah8@TOwB if prompted)

Resource mentioned at the end can be found below.

Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents

Parent Ed Night
Parent Ed flier
Supporting Your Upset Child - 2/2 at 6PM

Join us for our upcoming virtual Parent Ed event: 

Supporting Your Upset Child - Virtual Talk and Workshop on Wednesday, 2/2 at 6:00 PM
with Eran Magen, Ph.D.

Here is the link to sign up for your free ticket:

Supporting Your Upset Child

Trying to offer support when your adolescent child is upset or stressed can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. In this highly interactive 60-minute workshop, you will learn how to be more effective and comfortable when offering emotional support when your child is experiencing strong emotions such as stress, frustration, anxiety, or anger. You will learn how to respond in a way that helps your child feel better and think more clearly, while strengthening your relationship.

Dr. Eran Magen is the founder of Parenting For Humans, a relationships-first, trauma-informed approach to parenting that gives parents tools to enjoy stronger, more joyful relationships with their children. Dr. Magen earned his MA in education and PhD in psychology from Stanford University, and served as the research director for the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been published in top-tier scientific journals including Psychological Science, Emotion, and Academic Pediatrics, and has been cited in popular media ranging from Allure Magazine to Psychology Today.  Dr. Magen is also the founder of Early Alert, which works with universities, hospitals, public schools and first responder agencies to prevent suicide and promote wellness among students and employees.

Shannon MIlne and Kristen Manies

Wilcox PTSA Parent Ed.Co-Chairs


College Panel Recording

 Panel of Wilcox Alumni talking about their college experience.  Recorded session available for 30 days

Students are highly encouraged to view it along with parents. Our former Wilcox students had a lot of great advice and we are so grateful for their help to make this possible!

Topic: Wilcox Alumni College Discussion Panel

Meeting Recording:

Wilcox Alumni College Panel Meeting Recording

Access Passcode: 8V+5cj&x

If you have any feedback on this event or ideas for future Parent Ed talks, please reach out to us at

Shannon and Kristen

Wilcox Parent Ed. Co-Chairs

PAST Events

September 22 at 6:30-8PM

Click here to register for the Impact Teen Driver event!

Impact Teen Driver Flyer

Shannon Milne and Kristen Manies

Wilcox PTSA Parent Ed. Co-Chairs