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Next Meeting: April 7, 2023 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bacich (coffee social during the first 15 minutes)

Kentfield Schools Readathon Fundraiser Launches March 5th

The Second Annual district-wide Readathon is officially here! The KSPTA Readathon is a fundraiser that encourages our children's love of reading and books while also raising money for the KSPTA.

An email will be sent from 99 Pledges with your student's customized fundraising webpage. You can send this to friends, family, neighbors; or whoever you want to sponsor your child! Hard-copy donation forms were also sent home in last week's Friday Folders. If you choose to use hard-copy forms, the form and money should be turned into the school office by Friday, March 24. Flat donations and per-minute read pledges will be accepted.

When is the actual Readathon?
At Bacich, the Readathon will take place on Wednesday, March 22. The day will be filled with a special assembly, author visits, buddy reading, bookmark making, and so much more. At Kent, Readathon activities will take place throughout the week of March 20 with school-wide events taking place on Wednesday, March 22.

Angel Donors
We are happy to offer our Angel Donor program again this year for students who need help with donations. Please email angeldonor@kspta.org to let us know about a student that could benefit from the Angel Donor Fund. Want to be an Angel Donor? It's easy, click here.

If you love to read and want to get involved? Please email readathon@kspta.org.

First Annual Bookmark Design Contest!

We are launching our first-ever bookmark design contest! The contest is open to all students and you may enter as many times as you would like.

Starting today, forms will be available in your student's classroom or can be downloaded here. We can’t wait to see your original designs celebrating reading!

Save the Date!

Please join the KSPTA on Thursday, April 27 at International Orange for an evening of shopping, light bites, and prizes! More info and tickets to come! Proceeds will benefit the KSPTA.

Special Education Advisory Committee Parent Workshops

The Marin County SELPA Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is hosting several different workshops for parents in the new year. All workshops are free, translation services are available upon request, and registration is required.

Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights

An online workshop designed for parents to learn more about their child’s rights and the protections in place under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). An opportunity for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the session.

  • March 7, 2023, from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Register for HERE

March 9, 7-8:15 p.m. PST

Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen with Wendy Mogel

Dr. Wendy Mogel is a practicing clinical psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and international public speaker. She serves on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine and is a frequent guest expert on national media. She weighs in issues of the day—from talking to kids about death to embracing the chaos of messy rooms—and on the topic for which she is best known: the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability, and exuberance. Her latest book is Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen.

Sponsored by The Vera and Harold Stein Lecture Series on Advancing Children’s Mental Health with The Center for Children and Youth.

Register Now: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents with Dr. Lisa Damour

March 29, 2023, 7 p.m. PST
Marin County Office of Education Office, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Lisa Damour co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, writes about adolescents for the New York Times, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, and works in collaboration with UNICEF. She is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, and the soon-to-be-published book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents.

  • Addresses the fact that adolescent mental health isn't about feeling good, calm, or relaxed, but about having the right feelings at the right times, and knowing how to manage those feelings effectively
  • Offers guidance to adults on how to help teens open up, and how to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions or feeling at the mercy of their moods
  • Provides concrete strategies for dealing with teens’ arguments, risk-taking, emerging romantic lives, friendships, social media, and more

Sponsored by the KSPTA and the Marin County of Education

Back by popular demand, the Marin County Office of Education is hosting “Top TIPS for Supporting Kids in Times of Uncertainty and Stress” with author and national speaker Julie Kurtz. Her expertise in training on trauma and resilience promotes the concept of optimal brain integration maximizing the growth of our best selves.

Please join us on one or both of the following sessions:

  • Birth to age 6 | March 2, March 9 & March 23, 2023, 6-7 p.m. Registration Link | Session in English
  • Elementary School Age | March 14, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Middle/High School Age | March 21, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.

Registration Link | Sessions in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.

Regreso por demanda popular, la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Marin está recibiendo “CONSEJOS para apoyar a los Niños en tiempos de Incertidumbre y Estrés” con la autora y oradora nacional Julie Kurtz. Su experiencia en entrenamiento en trauma y resiliencia promueve el concepto de integración cerebral óptima que maximiza el crecimiento de nuestros mejores seres.

Por favor únase a nosotros en una o ambas de las siguientes sesiones:

  • Edad nacimiento a 6 años | 28 de febrero, 7 de marzo y 28 de marzo de 2023, 6-7 p.m. Enlace de registro | sesión en español
  • Edad de la Escuela Primaria | 14 de marzo de 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Edad de la Escuela Intermedia / Secundaria | 21 de marzo de 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.

Enlace de registro | Sesiones en Inglés con interpretación simultánea al Español.

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