April 20 Brown Bag Lunch

Start Early, Stay local: College options for grads and near grads. Thursday, April 20th.  12 to 1 p.m. LWSD Resource Center. Dr. Murray & Dr. Morrison Goings will discuss how students can earn college credits while still in high school and discuss post-high school higher education options for students on the Eastside. All are welcome, but most relevant for those with…

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Special Needs Group Meeting, March 21 @ 7 p.m.

Coming up this week! Carrie Griffin Basas, the Director of the State of Washington’s Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the LWSD Special Needs PTSA on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:00-8:30 PM at the LWSD Resource Center. OEO staff are available to assist parents in their attempts to advocate…

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March 18 Spring Resource Fair

Come to the Spring Resource Fair! Saturday, March 18, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland. Join us for this free community event! Learn about resources available from the City of Redmond, the City of Kirkland, Lake Washington School District, and more! There will be lots of vendors and services for the community…

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Screenagers

Free screening of SCREENAGERS at Eastlake High School Theater on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 6:30pm. This powerful documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Parents will learn how to can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. This event is free, no registration required, and…

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March 16 Brown Bag Lunch

Kid’s Reveal All! 2016 Healthy Youth Survey Results Thursday, March 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Come learn about trends in the patterns of behavior being seen in LWSD schools from two speakers who interact directly with youth in our community on a regular basis. Learn what you can do as parents and community members to make a difference in the social…

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Parent Education Grants

The Lake Washington PTSA Council awards grants to local PTAs to provide training and education programs for parents and the community at their school, up to $500 for each event. Last year, these grants helped sponsor speakers on internet safety, teen stress and other timely. Want to apply for a grant? Click here for the 2016-17 Parent Education Grant Application….

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Strengthening Father-Daughter Relationships

Why should teachers, counselors, and parents pay more attention to father-daughter relationships? Because, throughout her lifetime, a daughter is profoundly affected by the kind of relationship she has with her father—often more so than by her relationship with her mother. The girl who grows up having a comfortable, communicative, supportive relationship with her father generally has advantages over other girls…

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Need More Volunteers? Read this Success Story!

An elementary school in New York came up with a great way to increase the number of active volunteers in their community.  Their “Three for Me” campaign, a collaboration between the school administration and the PTA, increased the number of volunteers to an unprecedented 70%! Read more at the national PTA website.