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 Margot Case
October 15, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Emotion Coaching: An Essential Part of Your Parenting Toolbox with Melissa Benaroya
Emotion coaching helps parents guide their children through life's ups and downs in a way that builds confidence, resilience and strong relationships. This process helps your child learn how emotions work and how to behave in healthy ways when feelings are strong and develop skills that help them thrive socially and academically. Come learn and practice with your community of parents.
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
We hope you enjoyed:
Parenting Generation Z: Media, Behavior Challenges, and Stress Management with Laura Kastner
Thank you to everyone who attended this presentation.
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.
The Birds and the Bees with Amy Lang
Reading Pre-K through 5th Grade
One of the many treasured traditions at The Valley School is the opportunity parents have to read to their child's class. Reading aloud gives us a chance to connect to all our children through books and stories. Summer can allow us the time to continue this richly rewarding tradition at home. You can find many books and audiobooks online through the Seattle Public Library.
On the Importance of Parent Education:
“Focusing on our own education as we struggle with theirs is as much for our own benefit, joy and well-being as for our children’s. Our own education may feel like a secondary responsibility, but it is at least as important.”
~From The Genius In Every Child: Encouraging Character, Curiosity and Creativity in Children
by Rick Ackerly (2012)