Westerly School to Launch Parent Education Series

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(Popular Independent School to Launch Parent education Series, Beginning with “How Arts Education Builds Student Confidence” on Nov. 4th)

Long Beach’s premier independent, non-sectarian school, Westerly School, is pleased to announce the launch of a new education series for Long Beach families. The first presentation of the three-part series will be “How Arts Education Builds Student Confidence,” a panel discussion held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, at the Westerly School Arts Village, located at 2950 East 29th Street, Long Beach. Featured panelists include Geraldine Walkup, Visual and Performing Arts Administrator at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and Carlton Wilborn, artist, life coach, author, and inspirational speaker. For more information or to reserve seating, please contact Christine Escalona at (562) 301-6224 or cristiney@aol.com.

Sponsored by Westerly School PTO, this informative and interactive parent education series is free and open to the public. The events are geared toward parents with children aged 5 to 17 , and will cover a range of topics that include teaching values and service learning at school and understanding the teen and tween brain.

How and what do the arts really do for children’s inner confidence and ability to learn? The panelists will delve into how an arts education helps students develop inner confidence and how arts education affects student achievement.

Ms. Walkup has more than 30 years in arts education and draws upon her research to provide insight to the discussion. Mr. Wilborn is author of Front & Center and How I Learned to Live There. He talks about how the arts enabled him to see life in a new way.

Parents will come away with an understanding of what they can do to help their children have the inner confidence needed in this past-paced world.

Interested families can contact Ms. Escalona or Westerly School at 562-981-3151 for more information.

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