Parent Ed Events

May 2016 


Screenagers (film documentary), privately sponsored*

Thurs, May 5th 2016   7:00-9:30pm   

Flyer: Screenagers

Issaquah High School Theater   (Free attendance for parents & teens)

A film documentary about growing up and parenting in the digital age.  Watch the trailer at: 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  

This showing is privately sponsored by:

Reisha Holton, One on One College Essays; Maria Elena Lara, Ph.D,Clinical Psychologist; Kara Neary, Educated Choices College and Career Counseling; Kirsten O’Malley, Pacific Learning Academy; Bizzy Riley, Naturopathic Physician; In partnership with IHS PTSA

IMPACT:  Building  A Successful Future

various speakers, sponsored by Skyline HS               

Tues, May 10th 2016   6:00-9:00pm 

(for parents of teens)

Learn from Leaders in the Community, How to Impact Today’s Student and Build Towards College, Find Success, and Face Today’s Pressures.

This is a parent event that has been shaped by Skyline students. We would love to share with you, our parent community, some of what your students say they want their parents to know. 

Topics will include helping teens cope with stressors in their lives, dealing with pressures related to substance use, mindfulness strategies that help with self-regulation of emotions and more.  We have selected presenters who can talk about these skills and emotional intelligences as they apply to teens during high school as well as those transitioning to college and adulthood.


Paper Tigers (film documentary & panel discussion)

co-sponsored by Issaquah Schools Foundation & Issaquah PTSA Council

Mon, May 16th 2016    6:30-9:00pm

Issaquah High School, Black Box Theater

(for parents of grades K-12)

“Exposure to chronic and adverse stress (and the altered brain function that results) leaves a child in a fruitless search for comfort and escape from a brain and body that is permanently stuck in flight or fight. That comfort comes in the form of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, sex, food and more.”  This documentary takes a look at how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect teenage behavior, and how parents, school staff and community members can use positive behavior and social emotional support (PBSES) to reinforce societal norms and expectations. Watch the trailer at: .  Before and after the film, Issaquah School District personnel will discuss real statistics in Issaquah schools, how common experiences and even divorce of parents affect our kids behavior, and our own community efforts to positively influence classroom learning for all students.


Guiding Your Teen on the Bumpy Road to Independence,

speaker Kathy Slattengren, M.Ed., sponsored by Skyline HS PTSA

Tues, May 17th 2016    7:00-8:30pm

Skyline HS Library

(for parents of grades 6-12)

FLYER: Guiding Teens

How do you balance trying to keep teens safe while also allowing them increasing freedom? How do you let your teens learn from their mistakes?  Please join us for an engaging discussion on helping your teens grow into adults who can thrive on their own.


Cybercrime:  Keeping Your Child Safe Online,

speaker Officer Diego Zanella, sponsored by IMS PTSA

Mon, May 23rd 2016   7:00-8:00pm

Issaquah Middle School, Commons

(for parents of grades 6-12)

Join us for a discussion with our school Resource Officer Diego Zanella in the Issaquah Middle School Commons on May 23rd at 7pm. We’ll discuss how to avoid potential dangers as our kids navigate social media and the online world.  Kids don’t mean to run into trouble online, but their developing brains are curious and want to explore.  A large portion of middle schoolers already have internet-enabled devices and potential dangers include cyberstalking, cyberbullying, sexting, access to pornography, harassment, and assaults.  Learn how to keep your child safe and your family’s information private.  This is an adults-only event. Childcare will be provided in the IMS library.


School Start and End Times – Information Nights
Following up on the feedback and input received from our parents, staff, students, and community, the Issaquah School District is continuing to consider new school start and end times for the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Ron Thiele has committed to a decision on new start and end times by December of 2016. To begin this next phase of the process, the community is invited to attend informational meetings to learn and dialogue with District staff about the issues around changing our start and end times, including, sleep science studies, transportation, before and after school care, and potential effect on athletics and activities.
The meetings will all be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:
May 18: Briarwood Elementary Multipurpose Room, 17020 SE 134th St., Renton
May 23: Beaver Lake Middle School Commons, 25025 SE 32nd St., Issaquah
June 1: Issaquah High School Commons, 700 2nd Ave. SE, Issaquah