Next KSPTA Meeting: Monday, May 9, 7-8 p.m., Agenda
Save the date!
5th and 6th Grade Games Night on Friday, May 13 6-8 p.m.
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-7
KSPTA traditionally hosts a special luncheon for all of the staff on the Wednesday of Teacher Appreciation Week. The event takes place at Kent in the lunch quad, and it's catered by Comforts. We need some help to pull it off, so please sign up if you can!
KSPTA Meeting: May 9 with Special Guest Tess Connolly - Tech Reset Masterclass
Tired of screen time and device conflicts at home? Come to the Tech Reset Masterclass and learn new mindset shifts and strategies to help find balance and calm around technology use. We will talk about the latest stats and research, discuss the new paradigm with devices post-pandemic, and explore how to talk to your child.
Theresa (Tess) Connolly, LCSW, CCC has been working in mental health with children and families for over 20 years. In her business Mindful Kids and Families, Tess is a ParentCoach to parents of kids age 9-17 years. She has worked as a psychotherapist with tweens and does co-parenting coaching with couples. Tess is the Host of The Parenting Reset Showpodcast, where she talks all about raising tweens and teens, often with expert guests. She is a single mother to a 13 year old boy. Originally from New England, Tess now lives in San Anselmo and is raising her son as an avid Red Sox fan.
Lunch Volunteer Sign Ups
Our school lunch program is run by the KSPTA and staffed completely with volunteers. These dedicated volunteer parents who've been feeding our kiddos all year are tired and need a break! Please help us out. Between Bacich and Kent we need to get over 1500 lunches into the hands and mouths of our hungry students. Consider a regular shift - either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Connect with other parents and see your children in the wild. We particular need help this month so sign up now!
The KSPTA is working on bringing some great parenting education events to Kentfield this school year. There are also lots of great resources, often free, in our community. Regularly, we'll be sharing information about community events with you.
Parent Education: Harm Education
May 4, 7-8 p.m., Zoom
Join us for the final conversation in the Let's Talk Community Discussion series for 2021-22.
Jaclynn Davis, who authored the Let's Talk booklets, will give an overview of harm reduction and how it applies across age groups.
Rusty Handlin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Marin. He works with parents and families to set reasonable agreements regarding homework, curfew, substance use, social interaction, and family rituals. He will provide practical tools for parents to communicate with their children about substances.
Talia Harter is a student at San Rafael High School. She has been working with Youth Transforming Justice as a Peer Solutions volunteer or 3 years and is a member of the Youth Action Team for the County Suicide Prevention Collaborative, as well as Marin 9 to 25. Talia is an experienced Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices Trainer and has completed the 6-hour family session of the Substance Safety Skills Harm Reduction.
Sponsored by Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships