The purpose of the Parent Education Committee is to provide speakers, educational programs and resources to HPISD families concerning topics relevant to raising our children to become healthy and responsible young adults.
Noon on Tuesday, November 12th
3817 Centenary Avenue
Please join the CARE Community Luncheon at Noon on Tuesday, November 12th at 3817 Centenary Avenue for an informed discussion about the ramifications of a child's attending a party which was busted by the police. Reservations are required. Please click here for a flier with more details.
7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, November 14th
Hyer Elementary Auditorium (3920 Caruth Blvd.)
In our ever-changing, visually explicit culture, parents need to know how to introduce and navigate the subject of sex education with their children. Come join the Parent Education Committee on Thursday, November 14th from 7-8:30 pm at the Hyer Elementary Auditorium located at 3920 Caruth Blvd. when they welcome Mary Flo Ridley as she presents "Sooner Than You Think--Simple Answers to Challenging Questions." Find out how Mary Flo can help you guide your children to a healthy sexual character. We look forward to seeing you on November 14th! Click here to view the event flier.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Highland Park Middle School
The Parent Education Committee is pleased to partner with C.A.R.E. during Red Ribbon Week to present an informative and relevant parent program. Please join us at 10:00 am or 7:00 pm at the Highland Park Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 22nd to learn more from our panel of experts as they discuss the latest trends in teen drug use. We hope to see you there!
Click here for an event flier.
The Parent Education Committee is pleased to announce their first program of the 2013-14 school year, featuring Robyn O'Brien and Lisa Leake. The emphasis will be on nutrition and the food we eat.
Tuesday, October 8th at 10 a.m.
Highland Park Middle School Auditorium
A former food industry analyst, strategist, author and mother of four, Robyn O’Brien brings insight and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on our health.
Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as an equity analyst on a global portfolio team. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy, called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. Robyn’s work has also been recognized by individuals such as Dr. Oz, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization AllergyKids which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children. Her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
"Robyn O'Brien inspires us in THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH with the information that she has learned about our food supply and offers practical and affordable steps to take to protect the health of our families." -Dr. Oz
“In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have. Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit is an example of how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families." -Erin Brockovich
Lisa Leake, of "100 Days of Real Food" fame, approaches our diet as a real mom seeking real answers for today's busy families. Her blog, www.100DaysofRealFood.com, outlines her tireless quest to do the best for her family and others when it comes to the subject of what we eat, avoiding as much processed food as possible.
Please join us on October 8th, at 10 am -- and bring a friend!