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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. 

 

2017-2018 Parent Education Committee Co-Chairs: Kami Chaudhery and Noelle Remington

Feel free to send us an email!  ParentEd@thevalleyschool.org 
 

 

We hope you enjoyed:

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

 

 

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)

 

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 »

PAST EVENTS

Rosetta Lee

 Parenting with Identity
in Mind
 
 

 

Jeff Lee, MD

 Fostering Resilience: The Modern Parent's Delicate Dance Between Holding On and Letting Go
 
Watch the video here.