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  • Vanishing

    “She hadn’t realized how long it takes to become somebody  else, or how lonely it can be living in a world not meant for

     you.”  ― Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half


    So excited to begin our next book by best-selling author Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half.  In this novel, we will follow the

    lives of the Vignes twins as we examine issues of race, identity, sisterhood, and parenthood. 


    Please register http://bit.ly/PUClassreg ASAP, as slots will fill up fast.  Also, please note registration closes on February 10, 



    •       All sessions will be held virtually.   A link to the meeting will be sent to you before the first meeting.
    •       Please indicate if you will need a FREE copy of the book, The Vanishing Half when you register.

      It is important that you provide an email address that is regularly checked to ensure you receive the above information. 

      It’s time to READ!!!


    Únase a nosotros (VIRTUALMENTE) para discutir el nuevo libro, Nuestras Voces. Este libro esta escrito por padNuestra res latinos locales analiza sus historias de inmigración y el impacto que tiene en nuestras familias. Son historias con las que nosotros los hispanos nos podemos identificar. Ven y participa, te esperamos.

    Todas las sesiones se llevarán a cabo VIRTUALMENTE. Regístrese a más tardar el 13 de febrero.

    Registrarse en:

    http://bit.ly/PUClassreg o ncenteno@chccs.k12.nc.us


  • Side   


      Hello CHCCS parents! The     district, in collaboration with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and Compass Center, is excited to invite you to "Standing Side by Side", a 4-part parent sexuality education series to be held in Spring 2021. These sessions are intended for parents of youth in middle school and high school, but parents of children of all ages and welcome to attend. Sessions will be covering the following topics: 

    •    February 18, 6-7pm: Youth and Virtual Relationships
    •    March 11, 6-7pm: Social Media, Sexting, and Tech Use
    •    April 16, 6-7pm: Media Literacy and Pornography
    •    May 13, 6-7pm: LGBTQ+ Identities and Bullying
      All sessions will be held virtually on Zoom and require pre-registration
      here: https://forms.gle/hgF3veuTfuW88PTW6. Once you register, you will 
      receive a Zoom link in your email to join the session.
  • Parent University Mission 

    Parent University aims to connect parents/caregivers with their child's school, the school system, and community organizations through opportunities for learning.  Families who play an active role in their child's education positively contribute to that child's academic and social success.  It is an opportunity for parents to engage in interesting and practical courses to increase their confidence and skills needed to support their child's success and effectively navigate the public school system.



    Carla Marlin Smith (she/her/hers)


    Parent Engagement Specialist

    Parent University, CHCCS

    NC Qualified Parent Educator

    Board Certified Family Life Coach


    (919) 918-2170 ext. 24006




    Click for Family Resources 




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  • Parent University is a collaborative effort between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, local non-profit organizations, and community leaders and educators. It is an opportunity for you to engage in interesting and practical courses to increase your confidence and skills needed to support your child's success and effectively navigate the public school system.


    Parent University's courses are FREE OF CHARGE and available to any parent in the school district who is interested in learning to be more effective in meeting their child's needs.

    "Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers."
     - Mahatma Gandhi