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Parents of teens offered support classes

Glendale Unified School District and the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA are sponsoring a support resource to all parents of Rosemont, Crescenta Valley and Clark students.

Please join Pam Erdman, MFT, and Paul Royer, LCSW, for presentations and discussions on parenting teens. These are one-hour meetings beginning at 7:15 every Tuesday evening (except during school holidays) held at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge. Following are the scheduled meetings for January:

January 10 — Paul Royer on Pressure to Perform: Teens are faced with daily pressures including homework, tests, team sports, family/church activities and extra-curricular activities. How can parents best support teens and recognize when they are overwhelmed and facing burnout?

January 17 — Pam Erdman on Responsibility: Are you a helicopter parent, tiger parent or somewhere in between? Being the parent of a teen necessitates letting go, even if that means letting them fail. Come and hear how and when to let go in healthy ways.


January 24 — Pam Erdman on Privacy: As a parent of a teen, do you feel like you are walking a razor’s edge between privacy and safety? Find out about simple but important techniques you can do in a healthy and helpful way.

January 31 — Pam Erdman on Rules and Consequences: How do we get our teens to abide by our rules and decisions? Making unilateral decrees does not work. How do you apply effective consequences without seeming punitive? Come and hear strategies.

Valley View Elementary

The PTA meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 12 in the school auditorium and will be followed by Foundation Dine In/Movie Night at 6:30. Popcorn, pizza, and drinks will available.


A special assembly sponsored by the PTA entitled “Fire and Ice” will be held during school on Friday, January 13 in the auditorium.

The annual PTA sponsored Daddy/Daughter Dinner Dance is from 6:30 to 9 P.M. Friday, January 27 in the auditorium. The theme is “A Winter Princess.”

Recycling day is at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 31 on the lower playground. Students and families work together throughout the month to collect and save plastic bottles, coke cans, inkjet printers, cell phones and boxtops.

La Crescenta Elementary

The joint PTA and Foundation meeting begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, in the cafeteria. Free childcare is provided.

Sixth-grade students attend winter camp January 17 through 20.

Rosemont Middle

The PTA is gearing up for board elections, Honorary Service Awards and the Founders Day event on February 15. If you know someone who would like to serve the PTA next year, or would like to nominate an individual or group for an award, visit the website at


JO ANN STUPAKIS covers the Crescenta Valley cluster. She can be reached by email at or by phone at (818) 269-3295.