Parent Education

Parent Education at Valley

Valley School's Community Alliance of Parents (CAP) hosts a committee of parent volunteers who, in partnership with the school administration, shepherd our Parent Education Program. The mission of the Parent Education Committee is to ensure Valley School families have access to educational opportunities and resources that enhance their experience both as parents and as members of our school community. 


2019-2020 Parent Education Committee Co-Chairs: Susan Moore and Kathi Rosen

Feel free to send us an email! 


Coming Up at Valley (or peer schools):

January 28, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Talking to Youth About Heated Topics with Rosetta Lee


March 26, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Talking with Children and Youth About Race with Caprice Hollins



Other Opportunities in the Community:

November 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Waldorf School Lecture Series with Dr. John Medina

The School of the Future

Tickets $12 advance, $15 door, (Reception 6:00 - 7:00 pm with Dr. Medina)   

Mountaineers Club • 7700 Sand Point Way NE • Seattle, WA

For more information or tickets, click here: Brown Paper Tickets


November 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Connected Kids: Overcoming the Screen Time Battle




We hope you enjoyed:

Emotion Coaching with Melissa Benaroya

Click here to access information from this event:
If you’re looking for more information, Melissa has offered Valley families access to her online course at a discount (50% off)- Childproof Parenting: The School Age Years.  (CODE: VALLEY)


The Valley School Social Emotional Learning Program

Thank you to all who attended our evening presentation about Valley's social emotional learning program and what parents can do at home to foster social emotional growth. If you were unable to attend or would like to know more about this topic, please click on the links below to view the presentations from the evening. 


Valley Social Emotional Learning and Self-Regulation Presentation by Valley Parent Aly Frei

Valley Social Emotional Learning Presentation by Gillian Toledo and Alan Braun


The Birds and the Bees with Amy Lang

The birds and the bees can be tough to talk about, but with a little information, some careful thought and planning, it's possible to have comfortable and effective conversations that help your kids make good decisions.


Links to resource materials:

Resource List

3 Biggest Myths



Valley Parent's currently-reading book montage

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us

Valley Parent Ed's favorite books »