Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) is a program funded by the South Brunswick Board of Education and the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance whose mission is to help parents, teachers and community members raise children to become responsible and capable adults. EPIC offers small discussion group workshops throughout the year for parents and guardians of children from infancy through adolescence, focusing on positive parenting skills, including, but not limited to: discipline, helping your child succeed in school, fostering self-esteem, coping with stress and frustration and conflict resolution. EPIC workshops are offered through the South Brunswick Parent Academy and at individual schools throughout the District. Workshop facilitators are trained parents and staff members from the District. For more information, or to become a workshop facilitator, contact Christine Mariano at EPIC@sbschools.org
. Online Library
An online library of parenting and care-giver information from The Parent Institute providing substantive, research-based information and support on key issues affecting children today, from the elementary through teenage years.
South Brunswick Parent Academy
These 8-12 page guides provide in-depth information on a variety of topics, including responsibility, discipline, school success, family time and more. The guides are brief enough for busy parents to read, thorough enough to provide useful ideas parents can put into action immediately to help their children.
These are four-page, research-based newsletters that provide practical, proven information and advice for parents on a comprehensive array of school success topics. The newsletters change monthly and are available for parents of 3 age groups: elementary, middle and high school aged students. Click below to choose the newsletter best suited for your family:
Parent & Child Activity Calendar
These are age-appropriate Parent & Child Activity Calendars or Parent Pointers Calendar—designed to help parents help their children be successful in school. The Elementary School versions provide fun, educational activities parents and children can do together. The Middle School and High School versions give practical suggestions parents can use daily to help their preteens or teens do better in school.
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance and the South Brunswick School District have partnered to offer a series of workshops under the umbrella of the South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA). The Academy was founded on the concept of “Solving the Puzzle of Parenting … One Piece at a Time.” Now in its seventh year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools. This year’s workshops will focus on parenting issues for the 21st century. New this year to the SBPA, is the introduction of a Parent Academy blog, as well as recommendations for companion readings to further supplement and enhance the information discussed in the workshops. For more information, contact Christine Mariano at SBPA@sbschools.org