Friday, January 29, 2016

Behavior Management Strategies for Parents

The Basics of Understanding and Managing Behavior.
Presented by Lorien Quirk, MDUSD Behaviorist Program Manager and Mommy of Two

Thursday, February 18th, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office
Board Room
1936 Carlotta Drive
Concord, CA 94519

Please call Hilary Shen, Parent Liaison for more information and to RSVP. 
For the Flyer Click Here, for the Spanish Flyer Click Here.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Night to Shine: Prom Night for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

I wanted to email you and let you know about our complimentary, Prom Night for adults with special needs ages 16 and over that we will be hosting in Livermore on February 12th, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. We are partnering with the Tim Tebow Foundation and are trying to make sure that every guest that may be interested in attending is invited and would love your help! 

For more information and to register visit, Website


Thursday, January 21, 2016



We are currently accepting nominations for the YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE AWARDS.  We are looking for nominations of staff, teachers, assistants, administrators, students, bus drivers, office staff, community members that make a difference in the lives of students that have special needs. 

Please nominate someone in our district that goes above and beyond to help those with special needs.

Send your nominations to Hilary Shen, Parent Liaison with MDUSD at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, email to or fax to (925) 687-3139

Click here for the YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE AWARDS Nomination Form.    For Spanish Form click here.

Only 20 Awards will be given so please share as much information on why your nominee has gone above and beyond. 

The Awards will be presented on March 15th. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mindfulness 101 Workshop Free for All

Mindfulness is an awareness practice that builds the fundamental capacity to sustain increased levels of self-awareness that results in greater well-being. 

Classes held Thursdays January 21st - February 25th, Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Valley View Middle School, Room A5. 

The course is Six Weeks to learn about research based practices that support happiness and well-being. 

Module One: Mindful Breathing and Anchor Words
Module Two: Mindful Bodies
Module Three: Distinguish thoughts from Emotions
Module Four: Cultivate Gratitude and Kindness
Module Five: Mindful Eating
Module Six: Relating to Others

MDUSD Great Kindness Challenge Week January 25 - 29, 2016

The Week of January 25 - 29th MDUSD Employees are challenged to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge to promote wellness.  Join MDUSD Employees and encourage your children to be challenged with Kindness this week. 

Suggestions for the MDUSD Departments and Schools you could use for your children:

Send a note or email someone you admire.
Send a Card of Care
Thoughtful Text Thursday
Wear your tennis shoes and take a walk - be kind to yourself and your health
Give someone a complement
Help someone who is needing assistance
Open the door for someone
Smile at a stranger

Social Media Workshop for Parents

Join #iCANHELP for a discussion on technology and social media. 

Monday, January 25th at 6:30 pm
Ygnacio Valley High School
755 Oak Grove Rd., Concord
Multi - Use Room

Learn tips, tricks and some safety basics for all social media sites and mobile devices to keep your kids safe online.  Walk away with talking points and a knowledge of what you and your family need to do to be great digital citizens.