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  • Join us for Parent Ed. 7/27

    The Gooden Family Association is proud to announce the next chapter in our parent education live speaker series

    Navigating the Media with Your Child

    With Positive Discipline Parenting Expert Marissa Parker Gold

    February 27, 7:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room

    Get the tips parents need to create a positive family technology plan and help us parent our children through the digital age.
    Learn how much screen time is appropriate for each age group.
    Understand ways to create healthy online limits, and install parental controls to help keep your children safe.
    Discuss the best ways to talk to children about living tech-healthy.

    Marissa is an expert in Brain-Based Parenting – using what we know about how the brain develops during different stages of a child’s early life - to make informed parenting decisions around discipline, behavior, sleep, eating, transitional moments and more.  Her deep understanding of how to apply science to parenting decisions has helped her become a respected teacher, private consultant and speaker. 

    Marissa’s unique perspective focuses on helping parents by reinforcing intuitive, positive, respectful and attentive parenting.  Ultimately helping you to have a deeper understanding for the developmental needs of your child and the ability to engage in non-confrontational and respectful communication, effective modeling, authentic, present and mindful parenting.

    GASP will be provided for Gooden students. Please RSVP to Sam Enriquez to reserve your space.

  • Helping Friends In Deed

    On September 27,  The Gooden School was visited by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, executive director of Friends in Deed in Pasadena. During the school’s bi-weekly chapel, Rabbi Joshua spoke to Gooden students about the school’s three Rs (Respect for Self, Respect for others, and Respect for the World) from the Jewish tradition. Drawing from the scripture for the day from the prophet Isaiah (58:6-8), Rabbi Joshua talked about the season of Yom Kippur, a time of repentance and reflection for the Jewish community. A significant part of that reflection calls the people of God to love and serve the neediest among us and to recognize people’s humanity. “Sometimes just making eye contact and saying hello to someone who is homeless or in need, in a safe way, goes a long way,” said Rabbi Joshua.

    The Gooden School has had a longstanding partnership with Friends in Deed. Students engage in service-learning projects, including raising food for the organizations' food pantry, to support Friends in Deed’s work with the most vulnerable members of our society. After chapel, the school was able to present a check of $1,200 to Rabbi Joshua thanks to Middle School students spring Market Day. At Market Day, Gooden students created small businesses and developed, marketed, and sold products to their fellow students, friends, and families.

    “Gooden students’ commitment to service-learning is a hallmark of our school,” says Carl Parke, head of school. “Our partnership with Friends in Deed is at the core of Gooden’s efforts on behalf of the community in which our students live and the students, faculty, and staff are proud to present Rabbi Joshua with this gift to support the important work of Friends in Deed.”