Upcoming Community Education Forums

Because education is more than what happens inside the classroom, CEF offers several Community Education Forums each year. These free events provide educational opportunities for students, parents, and the community. Events include educational presentations, documentary screenings, literature events, and our annual Family Coding Night. If your business would like to sponsor or host a CEF Community Education Forum, please email development@supportcef.com.
Postponed – Date TBA

Star Wars Reads

at El Roble Intermediate School

Presented in partnership with Sylvan

Join Sylvan Learning of Claremont and Claremont Educational Foundation for our FREE Star Wars Reads event and meet your favorite Star Wars characters. Activities include crafts, games, books, giveaways, and more!


Tentatively Postponed to Fall 2020

Annual Family Coding Night

New location at Condit Elementary School

Presented in partnership with Claremont Unified School District
Sponsored by STEM Center USA

Please Note: The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in California and around the world has prompted an abundance of caution when it comes to large public gatherings. Due to this concern, CEF’s Family Coding Night, scheduled to be held on March 24th at Condit Elementary School, will be cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event in the fall. Thank you to our partner, Claremont Unified School District, our sponsor, STEM Center USA, and everyone who registered to participate.

At this annual FREE community event, Students (TK-Grade 6) and caregivers participate together in hands-on STEM activities. This year, enjoy an expanded format with TWO 45-minute sessions!


Past Community Education Forums

November 7, 2019

Free Screening – Inventing Tomorrow

Sponsored by Galieo Innovation Camps

Please us for a family-friendly CEF Community Education Forum featuring a free private screening of the POV documentary “Inventing Tomorrow” documentary at Laemmle’s Claremont 5.

In this film, you'll meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) a program of Society for Science & the Public.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Measure G Update & Pizza Party


El Roble Intermediate School

Presented by Claremont Unified School District

Please join CUSD Superintendent Dr. Jim Elsasser, members of the CUSD Board of Education, district staff, and members of the Measure G and Citizens Oversight committees for an update on projects being funded by your Measure G tax dollars, as well as a tour of the brand new classrooms and pool construction at El Roble Intermediate School.


January 10, 2019

Free Screening – Bill Nye: Science Guy

Sponsored by Galieo Innovation Camps

Please us for a family-friendly CEF Community Education Forum featuring a free private screening of the POV documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy” documentary at Laemmle’s Claremont 5.

In this film, Bill Nye has a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the kids show “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With exclusive access and plenty of whimsy, the film follows Nye as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny a science-based worldview. Science activities from Galileo start at 7pm! This film is recommended for age 12 and up.


Wednesday April 25, 2018

Understanding Measure G


Claremont High School

Presented by Claremont Unified School District

Join CEF on April 25, 2018, for an informative session regarding the status of Measure G projects. Measure G, which passed in November 2016, is a facilities bond which raised funds dedicated to repairing and upgrading Claremont schools. We will update you on each project. In attendance will be the CUSD School Board, Oversight Committee, and the Measure G Committee. Learn how funds were allocated and the current status of ongoing projects. Attendees will be able to tour the new gymnasium at Claremont High School.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Current Technology Relationship Status: It’s Complicated!


El Roble Intermediate School

Presented by Lori Getz, M.A. Cyber Education Specialist

Sponsored in part by Galileo Innovation Camps

A Parent’s Guide to Kids & Technology

  • About 80% of teens say they have communicated with an online stranger.
  • 60% say they wish they were less distracted by technology but don’t tell their parents for fear the technology will be taken away.
  • Almost ALL children report seeing things online that make them feel uncomfortable, and less than 10% tell a parent.

Parents & Caregivers: Come learn strategies and the language that will help your family break down walls and get everyone having more meaningful conversations about texting, gaming, YouTube, Social Media, screen time and more.

Watch the video of the event here


Fall 2018

Free Screening – Screenagers

Open to the community, the screening of the documentary “Screenagers” explored the struggles families face over social media, video games, academics and Internet addiction.


May 11, 2017

Building Resilient Kids, Strong Families and Healthy Communities


El Roble Intermediate School

Presented by Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD – Loma Linda University Medical Center; Gamaliel Polanco, L.C.S.W – Tri-City Mental Health; Elaine Karas-Miller, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. – Exec. Dir. – Trauma Resource Institute

Open to the community at large, the panelists shared what is known about adversity and resilience and taught stress management skills and important dialogue about what can be done to promote healthy outcomes for families.


Fall 2016

Building a Positive Social Media Presence


Presented by Carolynn Crabtree – Cornerstone Reputation

An assembly for Claremont High School students, as well as a parent discussion, about the lasting implications of their online reputation and how to take control of what surfaces when they are searched online. Provided information to equip them with an understanding of how the Internet stores and links their online content to major gatekeepers such as college admissions counselors, college coaches, and future employers.


Spring 2016

Anti-bullying and Internet Safety


Presented by Josh Gunderson – Motivational Speaker

An assembly for El Roble Intermediate School students, as well as a parent discussion, about digital citizenship, digital footprint, online identity, social networking, online privacy and digital parenting.

In today’s digital world, keeping children safe is one of the biggest issues on the minds of parents and guardians. Using his own unique brand of humor, Josh takes his audience on a journey from the beginning of the Internet to the takeover of social networking – breaking down popular apps and social networks to provide a better understanding of the digital world our children are living in and how to keep them safe.

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