Parent Education

Parent seminars

A year-long list of parent seminars and workshops will be updated regularly by the PTSA and posted here so that anyone interested can see the programs being organized this year to help parents be even stronger partners and "first teachers" of their students. Each seminar lists a contact person who has answers to questions and more details about the seminar. To learn more about the Issaquah PTSA Council, please visit:

Parenting and the Teenage Brain

April 28, 2015 – Pine Lake Middle School, 3200 228 Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Guest speaker Jennifer Kennett, MA MBA LMHCA on Parenting and the Teenage Brain, will meet with parents to discuss why teenagers think the way they do. Bring a family member or friend along and find out just what is going on in these teenage brains. Hear about how the tween & teenage brain differs from an adult brain. You'll even have an opportunity to construct your own teen brain model. This is a free event hosted by PLMS PTSA.
For more information contact: PLMS Parent Ed Rep Roseann Popa and click on 

How to Talk to your Tween about Sharing Smart & Staying Safe Online

April 28, 2015 – Maywood Middle School, 14490 1 Ave. SE, Renton, WA
Join local parent and published author of “Talking Digital" Anne Livingston for an informative Parent Ed night brought to you by Maywood PTSA and the Issaquah PTSA Council "How to Talk to your Tween about Sharing Smart & Staying Safe Online.” Learn about what middle schoolers are doing online, what risks they may be encountering, what to say and do, what apps they love, and what you need to know plus tips for managing your digital family!  
For more information contact: Maywood PTSA Parent Ed Rep Debra Hatton at

Feeling overwhelmed and stressed out?

April 28, 2015 – Beaver Lake Middle School, 25025 SE 32nd St., Issaquah, WA
BLMS PTSA is fortunate to have Sivie Suckerman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor presenting techniques and strategies for mindfulness at home and in the classroom. Mindfulness has been described as bringing moment-to-moment awareness to thoughts and feelings and the surrounding environment. Such practices have been used by schools and companies to strengthen focus, decrease anxiety and encourage creativity. This presentation, which is free to the public, will include:

  • Mindfulness defined
  • History of Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and research behind Mindfulness with youth and adults
  • Basic practices and tools

For more information contact: Beaver Lake PTSA Parent Ed Rep Jennifer Kaczmarek at

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