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:

  • How do students see the School Counselor?
  • Lunch with the counselor
  • Counselor classroom lessons

Counselor Information

 

Upcoming Events:

 

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

Find out more information on ParentWiser events: Here

 

 

Parenting Workshop by the YMCA

For parents and caregivers of children effected by trauma

Find out more at this link: Here

 

 

 

 

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