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Calvary Christian School’s Parent Association will be hosting Dr. Jean Twenge on November 13th at 6:45pm on campus. The event is free and open to the Palisades community. 
Dr. Twenge will provide a lively talk exploring the idea that the iGeneration may be growing up more slowly than previous generations, a generation brought up on the smartphone, making them less prepared for adulthood. A topic that affects parents in the Palisades community.
iGen: Understanding the Smartphone Generation & How Technology is Shaping their Behavior
Today’s kids, teens, and young adults are iGen (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. iGen’ers are growing up more slowly as adolescents, spending more time online, and spending less time hanging out with their friends in person. They are also spending less time sleeping. Perhaps as a result, they are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, and depression. You’ll walk away from this session with ideas for how to help iGen find a better balance with technology and be healthier and happier.
Dr. Twenge is a Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and an author of more than 130 scientific publications and six books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. She has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and in Time, USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Atlantic.
The Calvary Christian School Parent Association is comprised entirely of parent volunteers.
The Parent Association’s mission is to serve and support Calvary in various enrichment capacities. The Parent Association Board and members work together to enhance the experiences of our students', build community spirit, and provide positive opportunities for our parents to serve together.

We celebrate parental involvement at Calvary Christian School and appreciate everyone's involvement with the Parent Association. Whether aiding in the classroom, assisting with fundraising efforts, volunteering as a room parent, serving hot lunch, chaperoning a field trip, coordinating a Community Service event, or working on an event committee, Calvary loves to see parents on campus!

The Parent Association hosts six annual events: The Back-to-School Picnic in the fall helps to build community with our new and returning families; The Christmas Boutique in December brings together CCS families and the greater West LA community; Cultural Arts Week focuses on an in-depth understanding of a different country each year; Calvary’s Book Fair is held annually in the spring; Grandparent's & Special Friend's Day in May highlights our childrens's talents and shows our loved ones how much they are appreciated in the lives and education of our children; and Olympics Day in June celebrates the close of the school year. Each year, the Parent Association raises over $100,000 in support of these and other school enrichment events.

The Parent Association also leads our year-long Community Service Program designed to help teach our children compassion and generosity to those who are less fortunate.

Shannon Moon
Parent Association President