Parent Education has long been an important component of the Menlo-Atherton PTA offerings. Through presentations from leading experts, the M-A Parent Education Series offers the Menlo-Atherton and SUHSD community enriching education to improve the academic, physical, mental, and social-emotional health and success of our students.

Note: the M-A Parent Education Series is now a District-wide initiative, with programs at M-A, Woodside, and Sequoia.  For more information about the Parent Education Series, please click here.


  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (M-A PAC)
    William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, Co-authors
    The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.
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The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success.

Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (M-A PAC)
    Alice Kleeman, Former M-A College Advisor
    How To (and How Not To) Support Your Kids Through the College Admission Process.  Info & Tickets:

Please click here for the YouTube channel where you can watch videos of some of these events, and more!

  • Terri Givens, PhD, CEO, The Center for Higher Education Leadership- Making the Transition to College: An Insider’s Guide to the Higher Education Experience
  • SkaddenKnow Your Rights, Know the Law: Sex, Bullying, and Social Media.

“Like us” on Facebook! The M-A Parent Education Series Facebook page will keep you posted about upcoming M-A and SUHSD Parent Ed events, new research in education, community events, and more. Please visit the M-A Parent Education Series Facebook page.

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M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, at For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.