Parent Education and Community Forums

Carolina Day School is active in the Asheville community through our community forums, many of which are open to the public.

CDS invites professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds and perspectives to share expertise and facilitate discussion around timely education-related topics. Stay tuned for upcoming events that are open to the public.

Current parents, please log in to My CDS to view on the calendar our Parent Coffees and other learning opportunities for Wildcat parents.

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Highlights of Past Events


Family Code Night

Monday, May 6, 2019, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Carolina Day School | Cost: FREE

Family Code Night is held in conjunction with Hour of Code and is an opportunity for young learners (4 years and up) to try coding and for parents to try for themselves some of the free tools available to encourage students to develop their coding skills. This is an introduction to coding, so no experience is necessary. The event is designed for parents/students to work together, so please plan to attend with your youngster.  We have loaner devices available, but we encourage you to bring your own internet-capable device.  You will only need one device for each pair.


  

CDS LEARNS: Discussions on Education and Parenting

The Parents We Mean To Be

Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 6–7 p.m. | Free and open to the public
Location: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

Join a panel of CDS educators for a discussion of children, social-emotional learning, and the "intense, crisis-filled, and profoundly joyous process of raising a child." The book The Parents We Mean To Be, by Richard Weissbourd is 10% off at Malaprop’s. This event is part of a series of book discussions in partnership with Carolina Day School and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe about children, parenting, education, and related topics led by faculty and staff of CDS. 


Dr. Marc Brackett presents “Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Raising Happy, Healthy, and Successful Children”

Monday, October 22, 2018, from 6–8 p.m.
Location: Alumni Gym,  Carolina Day Lower School

Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University, led an evening presentation on the campus of Carolina Day School for parents on Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Raising Happy, Healthy, and Successful Children.


CDS LEARNS: Discussions on Education and Parenting

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6–8 p.m.
Location: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

Dr. Diane Milner, Principal of Key School at Carolina Day, leads a conversation at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe about dyslexia and learning differences in children. The book, The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock and Fernette Eide is 10% off at Malaprop’s. This event is part of a series of book discussions in partnership with Carolina Day School and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe about children, parenting, education, and related topics led by faculty and staff of CDS. 


  

CDS LEARNS: Discussions on Education and Parenting

Let Them Play: The Mindful Way to Parent Kids for Fun and Success in Sports

Monday, April 23, 2018, from 6–8 p.m.
Location: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

Join Steve Henry, Director of Athletics at Carolina Day School; and Dr. Robert Swoap, Professor of Psychology at Warren Wilson College, for a discussion of student athletics, sports psychology, and parenting student-athletes. The book, Let Them Play: The Mindful Way to Parent Kids for Fun and Success in Sports by Jerry Lynch is 10% off at Malaprop’s. This event part of a series of book discussions in partnership with Carolina Day School and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe about children, parenting, education, and related topics led by faculty and staff of CDS. 


Jeff Kalil 
CDS LEARNS: Discussions on Education and Parenting

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 6– 8 p.m.
Location: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

Middle School Principal Jeff Kalil leads a discussion at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle. This event is the first in a series of book discussions in partnership with Carolina Day School and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe about children, parenting, education, and related topics led by faculty and staff of CDS. 


Rosetta Lee

"Parenting with Identity in Mind" featuring Rosetta Lee

October 5, 2017

Learn how we can instill positive self-identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others. Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all.


Jim Reese

Dr. Jim Reese presents "Inquiry-based Learning" to CDS parents

March 13, 2017

Dr. Reese explains inquiry-based learning and why it is the cornerstone for helping children make sense of the complex world around them.


screenagers

Carolina Day School Brings “Screenagers” Event to Asheville

October 23, 2016

A free community forum on the effects of screentime on the human brain, featuring a large-screen showing and discussion of the film, “Screenagers,” led by Dr. Beth Vo, Asheville pediatric physician.


"Leadership & Dyslexia" featuring Tommy Spaulding

November 10, 2015

World-renowned inspirational speaker and New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding shares his powerful message about true leadership, empowerment, and the impact dyslexia has had on his life.