Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Julia Morgan School for Girls
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

What if what you experience in four hours could change your child’s entire experience of school?
JMSG in partnership with SOS4Students is offering learning for parents about adolescence and paving the way for academic success in middle school, high school, and beyond.
Our half-day program “ParentingU: Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead,” will provide parents the real-world information and practical strategies they need to better understand their children and how they can positively impact their physical, emotional, and academic well-being. Following registration at 8:30 am, the program kicks off with a Keynote Address by  Michael Tompkins, Director of SFBACCT, acclaimed psychologist, speaker, author, and TLC consultant. His most recent work:  The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Worry and Anxiety (An Instant Help Book for Teens) (2018).  The Keynote will be followed a series of breakout sessions throughout the day of 75 minutes each, covering a range of topics brought to you by expert speakers.

Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks


6th Annual Women of Courage Panel

Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location t.b.a.

Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS) is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet before school one day a week. Not only do the girls prepare for this event, but, in addition, over the past few years, they have studied the gender disparity of wages in the U.S. and what they can do about it; the minimum wage and how almost two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women, along with the resulting effects on their families and communities. They have also visited local government officials, including the Oakland Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. GGLS have also joined with the Alameda County Food Bank volunteers and advocates against hunger to lobby government officials in Sacramento after learning how advocacy can effectuate legislative change.
Last year's panel included: 
Linda Calhoun, Founder/Executive Producer of Career Girls (
Emily Pilloton, Author, Speaker, Educator, Founder of Project H Design, Founder & Executive Director of Girls Garage (
Nancy Gruver, Author, Founder of New Moon Girls, award-winning and groundbreaking safe social network and magazine for girls (
Judge Donna Ryu, Magistrate Judge in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (

Daphne Muse, Writer, Social Commentator, and Poet 

Women of Courage in Honor of Rosa Parks

Parent Education for JMSG Families

Parent Education features guest speakers that enhance parent education about developmental and educational issues, parenting, cognitive growth, brain research, and how it impacts JMSG curriculum and other topics relevant to middle school parents. Past speakers have included New York Times bestseller Peggy Orenstein and leading authority on child development and brain research and JMSG Advisory Board Member Dr. JoAnn Deak.