Disability Awareness Month:
Did you know that October is Disabilities Awareness month? To celebrate the unique needs of many of our students, we will provide school-wide teaching about disabilities in the lunchroom this week. We will focus on a different topic each day including; ADHD, Autism, and accommodations and learning needs that many of our students experience. We remind students that we always expect them to treat each other with kindness regardless of our differences!
*Here is a supplemental book list to explain disabilities/inclusion to your child: FriendshipCircle.org.
**If you have a student with a disability, and would like their class to have a discussion about their disability and the impact it has on their learning and/or behavior, please let us know.
As the year progresses, I start to see students in many different capacities. Click the link below if you would like to know more information about the counseling program with topics including:
ISD Family Partnership Event: Communicating with Teachers
Topics will include – parent-teacher conferences, contacting schools, norms, expectations for parent-teacher communications.
Date: November 7th, 2018 6:30-8:30
Location: Issaquah Valley Elementary School
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World with Michelle Borba
For parents of children of all ages and students in grades 5-12.
Hear from an internationally renowned educator about the forces causing the Empathy Crisis and learn strategies to raise empathetic, courageous, caring children with skills to thrive in a 21st century, digital-driven world.
Date: October 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Find out more information on ParentWiser events: Here
Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents
Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities.
Date: November 14, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd St, Mercer Island, WA 9804
Parenting Workshop by the YMCA
For parents and caregivers of children effected by trauma
Find out more at this link: Here