|PTSA Parent Education|
Many parent education opportunities are offered throughout the year, both within the school district and in surrounding communities. For details on some local classes or seminars, go to the Issaquah PTSA Council Parent Ed webpage.
Teen Drug and Alcohol Use: A Look At Our Community
Skyline PTSA will host this presentation that addresses adolescent neurological development, the progression of addiction, as well as the legal aspects of drug and alcohol use for teens and their parents. May 30, 7:00 - 8:30. Skyline High School Library. Learn More
This year’s co-chairs, Jana White and Kristen Allen-Bentsen, will be offering bi-monthly Parent Education Book Reviews. Both chairs come from a cooperative preschool background and a belief that you can never have too much education about the world’s most important job—raising kids. We also believe that you can find a nugget of wisdom in lots of different resources and hope to bring some of those to you this year. Read the review and if it speaks to you, check the book out of the public library, download it, borrow it or purchase it and enjoy! Want to have further discussion? Jana and Kristen are happy to set up an informal book chat. For more information contact Kristen Allen-Bentsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jana White at email@example.com.
Sammamish Plateau Parent Networking Group
Would you like to know if other families are facing the same parenting issues as your are and then have the opportunity to discuss and explore solutions?
The Sammamish Plateau Parent Networking Group to Address Youth Suicide at April Meetings
The youth suicide rate in the city of Sammamish has reached three times the national average. There might be some who want to dispute that statement, but the fact is that there have been 6 suicides of young people from the Sammamish-Issaquah area in approximately a year and a half. In the state of Washington, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth between 13-25 years of age, and our state’s statistics are higher than the national average (CDC). This problem is one that screams to be addressed, and there are many in this community who are at work to see that it is. However, in the meantime, people need to be learning what they can about how to read the signs, and hopefully communicate with their teens so that this tragedy can be averted for one more Sammamish family. To that end, the Sammamish Plateau Parent Networking Group is going to focus our meetings in April on this topic and we want to invite parents to come and be a part of the discussion.
Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, June 17, 2013, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM