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.


The M-A Parent Education Series has an exciting and information-packed schedule planned for 2017-2018. Mark your schedule now for the great events listed below.

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Lee Daniel Kravetz and Julie Lythcott-Haims
Social Contagion: How to Catch Resilience

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton CA 94025


From social media to state-of-the art healthcare and education, Silicon Valley is uniquely good at making things that catch. Yet in 2009, Silicon Valley created something that was never supposed to catch but did, ensnaring students, parents, and the community in crisis.

Join us for an enlightening evening with Lee Daniel Kravetz, author of Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, and Julie Lythcott-Haims, NY Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success and Real American.


Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder & CEO, Mindset Works
Growth Mindset Parenting: The Myths, the Meanings, the Approaches

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton CA 94025


Parents often wonder what they can do and say to change their child’s mindset from fixed to growth. The good news is that mindsets can change, and there are certain strategies you can use to see a big difference in your student’s challenge-seeking behavior. Join us to learn about the latest research in growth mindset – the myths, the meanings, and approaches to GM.

Mindset Works is the global leader in growth mindset training for educators and students, leveraging the pioneering research of co-founders Carol Dweck, PhD, and Lisa Blackwell, PhD. The mission at Mindset Works is to enable a world in which people seek and are fulfilled by ongoing learning and growth. Eduardo Briceño, MA, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works.

Parents, students, faculty/staff, and community members welcome!
Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

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.