Parent Connection is offering the final workshop of this year’s Technology Academy just in time for tax season. The session March 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. will feature how to use Microsoft Excel to track receipts and maintain budget records. Participants will learn to enter data and create formulas in Excel in order to set up a home budget, analyze expenditures and maintain more accurate financial records.
Parent Connection Technology Academy is series of workshops created and led by students attending the school division’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). The goal of the Technology Academy is to help parents, grandparents and other family members become more familiar with computers, software and applications that students are using in school, for homework and other class projects. The software programs and technology topics covered this school year have included: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, online and social media safety, and Windows 8 and Apple Operating Systems.
All Technology Academy sessions are held in the ATC Theater located at 1800 College Crescent in Virginia Beach. Computers are provided for use at each event; however, participants may bring their own devices. To register for this free workshop, call the school division’s Office of Community Engagement at 757-263-1936.
Parent Connection is also partnering with the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) to offer a free Family Stress workshop Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We’ve all heard that stress can wreak havoc on physical and emotional well-being, and we know that adults and children experience stress. Is there a way to avoid it?
Workshop presenters will help participants better understand what stress is and how it impacts them and their children. The session also will provide strategies for coping with common stressful situations and experiences as well as offer ways to lessen tension, increase cooperation and support a well-balanced family life.
The free workshop is being held at the CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne located at 2021 Concert Drive in Virginia Beach. To register online or view more details, click here.
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