2018-2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Welcome to Mercer Island Parent Edge. We operate as part of the Mercer Island School District PTSA, organizing events for parents, educators and our community. 

We are excited to bring you some great speakers for the 2018-19 school year!

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Click HERE to download a printable version of the 2018-19 schedule.


2018-2019 Events

Parent Edge & the MI Forefront Team present:
Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – 7 PM – Mercer Island High School

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.

 

FREE EVENT.  For Adults/Parents ONLY!   

Register

 

www.intheforefront.org for more information.

Click for Helpful Handouts

FOREFRONT | 青少年自杀预防

2018年11月14日•晚上7点•墨瑟岛高中

学习以证据为基础的预防策略,帮助危机中的青少年保持安全并获得所需要的支持。 就像急救和抢救一样, 获取宝贵的知识将有助于家庭和社区的健康发展。 这个活动适合中学和高中学生的家长。(只适于家长)

www.intheforefront.org

 


Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – Morning & Evening Presentations

Parenting with Identity in Mind with Rosetta Lee

JANUARY 23, 2019 – 11:30AM – MI Community & Events Center 

Rosetta Lee, a highly-regarded, local and national expert in diversity, inclusion and equity, will discuss parenting with identity in mind. Learn how to create positive self-identity in our children and teach them to be positive influences on others. How do we learn about our various group identities like female, African American, Buddhist, homosexual, middle class, etc.? From whom do we learn the meaning of these terms? What messages have we internalized about ourselves and others?

Learn how we can instill positive self identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others’ identities. Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all.

FREE EVENT.  For parents of children of all ages. 

Register

 

Presented in partnership with Friends of the MI Library.

ROSETTA LEE | 在父母教育中贯彻自我认同

2019年1月23日 • 上午11:30 • 墨瑟岛社区活动中心

Rosetta Lee是一位在社会多元性, 包容性和公平性方面备受推崇的专家。 她将讨论育儿过程中父母自我认同问题。我们可以学习如何在孩子身上创造积极的自我认同,并教导他们积极影响周围的人。讲座的目的是帮助大家创建一个包容性社区来支持每个人的成功。这个讲座适合所有年龄段孩子的父母。此活动与墨瑟岛图书馆之友合作。

 

Beyond Sticks and Stones:  Helping Youth Navigate Conflict & Bullying with Rosetta Lee

JANUARY 23, 2019 – 7 PM – MI Community & Events Center 

With the heightened awareness of bullying in today’s world, it’s hard to know how to support our children. National anti-bullying educator Rosetta Lee will present information to help parents and educators understand the difference between natural conflict and bullying, and explore key gender and cultural differences with respect to how children experience and deal with bullying.

Receive pragmatic and empowering guidance and tools to effectively prevent and address bullying issues.

FREE EVENT.  For parents of children of any age. 

Register

 

Presented in partnership with Friends of the MI Library.

 

ROSETTA LEE | 超越棍棒和石头:帮助青少年驾驭冲突和霸凌

2019年1月23日. • 晚上7点 • 墨瑟岛社区活动中心

讲座将有助于您的孩子建立健康的友谊和人际关系。 国家反霸凌教育家ROSETTA LEE 将帮助父母和教育者了解自然冲突和霸凌之间的区别,她将和大家一起探索性别和文化差异会如何影响儿童们的行为和处理霸凌的方式。 听众可以接受务实的指导和实践工具以有效的预防和解决霸凌问题。这个讲座适合所有年龄段孩子的父母。此活动与墨瑟岛图书馆之友合作。


LIKE (IndieFlix Film):
Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

APRIL 2, 2019 – 6:30 PM – Mercer Island High School

LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know?

By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.  There will be a resource fair from 6:30-7 with a film screening at 7 followed by a panel discussion.

FREE EVENT.   For parents of children of any age and students in grades 5-12.  

Register

 

Presented in partnership with Friends of the MI Library and MIYFS. 

www.themovielike.com

“喜欢”(IndieFlix电影放映)| 社交媒体对我们生活的影响

2019年4月2日 • 下午6:30 • 墨瑟岛高中

LIKE是一部IndieFlix原创纪录片,探讨社交媒体对我们生活的影响。 技术是一种工具, 社交平台是一个连接,分享和关心的地方,但真正发生了什么? 我们上瘾了吗?我们怎么办? 我们从哪里开始? 我们需要知道什么?通过了解技术和社交平台对于人类大脑,对于我们的生活,以及社会文明的影响, 我们可以学习如何更安全地运用技术和社交平台。6:30 – 7:00 将先进行资源交易会,7点开始影放映,然后进行小组讨论。 这个活动适合所有年龄段孩子的父母。此活动与墨瑟岛图书馆之友和MIYFS合作。


Parent Edge & the MI Forefront Team present:
Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

APRIL 3, 2019 – 7 PM – Islander Middle School 

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.

 

FREE EVENT.  For Adults/Parents ONLY!   

Register

 

Visit www.intheforefront.org for more information.

Click for Helpful Handouts

FOREFRONT | 青少年自杀预防

2019年4月3日•晚上7点•墨瑟岛初中

学习以证据为基础的预防策略,帮助危机中的青少年保持安全并获得所需要的支持。 就像急救和抢救一样, 获取宝贵的知识将有助于家庭和社区的健康发展。 这个活动适合中学和高中学生的家长。(只适于家长)

www.intheforefront.org


PAST EVENTS

Life after High School – A Four-Part Series

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – 7 PM · Islander Middle School
A High School Parent’s Guide to Student Success in College & Beyond

OCTOBER 2, 2018 – 7 PM · MI Library
How to Find the Right Colleges for You

OCTOBER 9, 2018 – 7 PM · MI Library
The Scoop on Financial Aid – Don’t Pay Full Price

OCTOBER 17, 2018 – 7 PM – Islander Middle School
Resilience & Compassion: Building Strength for the Road Ahead

FREE EVENTS.  For parents of students in grades 9-12. 

In partnership with KCLS and Friends of the MI Library.  

Questions about the “Life after High School” Series?
Email clbowman@kcls.org or call the MI Library at 206.236.3537.


Secret Project: Decoding the Mysteries of the Teen Domain

NOTE:  This event was POSTPONED.
We will update this site when the event is rescheduled.  

Many parents consider their teenager’s bedroom to be off limits, but sometimes too much privacy can be harmful. Take this unique and exciting interactive look inside the lives of teenagers and open the door, and your eyes, to everyday items that could signal a young person’s involvement in risky or harmful behaviors.

Using a simulated teenager’s bedroom, the interactive exhibit includes hundreds of items that when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal that there’s a problem. Identify possible warning signs, discuss strategies and techniques and receive additional resources.

FREE EVENT.  For Adults/Parents ONLY!   

In partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services and Eating Recovery Center. 

NOTE:  This event was POSTPONED.
We will update this site when the event is rescheduled.  

绝密工程| 解密青春期的神秘

许多家长认为家里青少年的卧室是不受限制的,但有时太多的隐私可能是有害的。通过这种独特而令人兴奋的互动,浏览青少年的日常用品,您可能会警觉到年轻人参与危险行为的信号。这种互动的展览使用模拟的青少年卧室,透过教育的视镜,可以观察到数以百计带有危险信号的物品。发现潜在的警告信号,讨论策略及技巧,并获得额外的资源。

只适合成人/父母!合作伙伴:Hazelden Betty Ford基金会,默瑟岛青年和家庭服务。饮食康复中心赞助。


UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World with Michelle Borba

OCTOBER 23, 2018 – 7 PM – Mercer Island High School 

Teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than they were 30 years ago — impacting children’s academic performance and leading to bullying behaviors. The trend also correlates with more cheating and less resilience as well as hampering our children’s ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solve.

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.

For parents of children of any age and students in grades 5-12.

Tickets – FREE for Mercer Island PTA members; $20 for non-members.

Register

FOLLOW-UP:  Read about the Nine Empathy Competencies and how to spot them in schools: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct18/vol76/num02/Nine-Competencies-for-Teaching-Empathy.aspx

MICHELE BORBA | 无私: 为什么有同情心的孩子在当前很自我的环境里成功

2018年10月23日, 晚上7点 · 默瑟岛高中

今天的青少年和30年前的同龄人相比少了40% 的同情心, 影响到孩子的学业成绩以及导致欺凌行为。这一趋势也与更多的作弊,更少的韧性,以及阻碍孩子的合作创新和解决问题的能力息息相关。国际知名的教育家给我们阐述关于导致同情危机的原因,并学习相应的策略去培养有同情心的,勇敢的,有爱心的孩子,以便于他们能够在二十一世纪数字时代中茁壮成长。适合所有年龄段孩子的父母。