We offer parent education and various venues throughout the year for parents to interact and learn more about our school and each other.

 

 2016-2017

Navigating the Social Scene

Parent Education by Yvonne Clayton, MA, LMHC
Kirkland Middle School Library

May 2, 2017 at 7pm

Immediately Following PTSA Business


Please join us at our PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday May 2nd for a wonderful parent education session on navigating the social scene. Gain a better understanding of the social changes for children between elementary, middle and high school. Signs that parents may need to be more directly involved. Learn what language best facilitates open communication.

 

Food Mood & School Performance For Teens

Parent Ed Workshop
Parents Only

Speaker: Haleh Olsen MS, CN - Nutritionist

Kirkland Middle School
Tuesday March 14 at 7pm

Immediately following short PTSA business meeting.

  • School performance
  • Gut health, attitude, acne, mood, sleep
  • Adequate protein
  • Balance meals and healthy weight

Inspired by her background in human biology and her passion for cooking, Haleh offers a refreshing approach through the healing powers of foods. Known for her warmth and nutritional expertise, Haleh believes that every individual is unique and so tailors her nutritional approach to each client's personal goals and comfort level.

Through her personal struggles with her health and the need to understand her relationship with food, Haleh realized that they key to a successful transformation is small but steady steps. She invites her clients to shift their mindset about lack of self-control or fear of failing the new diet to viewing their bodies as a living machine. Where food is the foundation for every hormone or chemical massage. Haleh creates a stress-free and judgment-free environment for her clients where, together, they can thrive and achieve goals.

Haleh received her Master's of Science from Bastyr University and is a Certified Nutritionist in the State of Washington. She is bilingual and speaks both English and Farsi. When not working with clients, Haleh enjoys spending time in the kitchen experimenting with food, teaching tricks to her dog, and enjoying the outdoors.

 TEEN STRESS: Symptoms, Causes, Coping Skills

 

PTSA General Membership Meeting

Kirkland Middle School Commons

Tuesday Jan 17 from 7 to 8:30 pm

 

We are pleased to have Sheri Gazitt join us at our PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday. Please join us! Sheri Gazitt is the founder of Teen Wise and has been working with teens for over 13 years promoting positive lifestyle choices. In addition to workshops for teens, parents, and staff members, she also coaches girls one-on-one who are struggling with stress, perfectionism, and friendship issues.

 

 Savvy Parents and Safe Kids - Middle School Mania: What Parents Need to Know 

The next general meeting for the PTSA has been moved to Tuesday, Nov 15, at 7pm in The Commons.  The Parent Education top will be:

Savvy Parents and Safe Kids - Middle School Mania: What Parents Need to Know 

Hormones! Eye rolls! Clamoring for more independence! Do you feel like somebody flipped the crazy switch on your kid? Oh boy. Now is the time to change your safety game plan! Middle School brings higher risks for kids and can often leave parents feeling overwhelmed and worried. This parenting workshop will talk  you through what to expect, what you can do and how to keep your kids safer as they move through middle school. 

  • How parents may unknowingly be putting their kids at risk
  • Determining if you are suffering from “Not MY kid syndrome”
  • When your child becomes a babysitter- what your child needs to know.
  • What new dangers kids face in Middle School – it’s a game changer!
  • Cellphones (Safety tool or Tricked out toy)
  • Out and About Safety
  • Myth busting
  • Red Flags
  • What old safety tools no longer work and why you need a new bag of tricks!

Ciick here for more information

2015-2016

May 3: Kids, Smartphones, and Apps—what every parent should know!

 

PARENT EDU: Tues May 3rd 7:30 in the Commons  (after General Membership Mtg see agenda)

  • What are the best apps for kids?   
  • What are the top 10 most used apps by kids that if used improperly, can expose them to risk?
  • What are “hidden apps” and “secret vault” apps? 
  • What are the special texting acronyms that every parent should know? 

 

If interested in the answers to these questions and receiving more information on how kids are using smartphones -- please attend this educational and interactive presentation.  The goal of the talk is to inform parents on what is possible in the world of apps and smartphones and to discuss ideas for how parents of “first-time smartphone users” can help keep their kids protected.     

Speaker:  Steve Rabuchin is the Vice President of Amazon’s Appstore business and father of three kids (two attending KiMS).  

Click here to see the Presentation

 

 Apr 25: Growing Up in the Digital Age - SCREENAGERS

You’re invited to a screening of the documentary SCREENAGERS, presented by the Kirkland Middle School PTSA.
SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.  Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

WHEN:  Monday, April 25, 2016
TIME:  7:00 – 8:45 p.m. (Movie is 70 minutes long followed by a post-screening discussion)
WHERE:  Lake Washington High School Theater - 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033
COST:  $10 per Adult/ $5 per Student

To purchase tickets for you and your student, click the Eventbrite link here.

 **Note: Tickets are limited, so don’t delay in getting yours today. Sales are exclusive to Kirkland Middle School Parents now through April 15th, but will open up to neighboring schools at that time.

To learn more about this documentary or to view the official SCREENAGERS Trailer, visit: http://www.screenagersmovie.com

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