Parent Education

Issaquah schools now have our own parent education lecture series, ParentWiserGo to to register for events.  All ParentWiser events are FREE to PTSA members in the Issaquah School District, donations requested of non-members.  Become a PTSA member at your school and get ParentWiser today!)

ParentWiser is now available ONLINE!  Register for a password, and please do not share the link outside the Issaquah School District.   There are several presentations that you can watch online:  Seth Perler: Habits for Middle School Success, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, The Yes Brain with Tina Payne Bryson, iRules Workshop, The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids, Birds, Bees and Kids, Education: Next Generation.  Click here to access these online presentations Parent Wiser Online Presentations


Historical Parent Ed Presentations  

Presentation by PBSES Coach Amy Butson
January 17, 2019
PBSES/Second Step Curriculum
Presentation by PCMS Counselor Laura Meserole
November 16, 2017
Depression and Suicide Prevention
Caregiver Resource Sheet


Presentation by Dr. Carrie McMillin
January 19, 2017
Adolescent Anxiety


Presentation by PCMS Counselors
November 17, 2016
PCMS Counseling Program


Presentation by Ms. Van More
October 20, 2016
Communication between parents and teachers



What Teens Are Really Doing - Follow Up
Jerry Blackburn, Director of Early Services for Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers and Bellevue College faculty member delivered a thorough overview on how students might experiment and then possibly become addicted to various substances.  Perhaps not your child, but a friend of your child's... Perhaps even a parent in a home your frequently visits.  It is always important to know where your child is, who they are with, and what kind of rules and supervision occurs when they are visiting a friend's home. Results to the school district Healthy Youth Survey which includes questions on this topic can be found at, Family Resources, Health Policies and Information.
You can download the handouts from the presentation here:
Nationwide Trends

Social Media and Your Child - Follow Up

In support of National Anti-Bullying Month, PCMS PTSA sponsored Stefanie Thomas from the Seattle Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to speak to our students.  She spoke to both the 6th grade and 8th grade classes.  She was an engaging presenter who spoke their ‘lingo’, and students were absolutely enthralled with her presentation. She covered a variety of topics that morning and again in the evening to an enthusiastic parent group.

Highlights include:

  • Whatever is sent online in a positive or negative manner can be traced back to the sender, even with privacy settings.  Don’t post any personal info, including birthday.  Limit “friends” to 200 or less.  Does your child really know those ‘friends?’
  • Online networking should only be positive.   What do your posts say about YOU? The biggest factor in ensuring positive online behavior is parental monitoring on a consistent basis.
  • Laws regarding sending and receiving ‘sexts’ are surprising.  Both sender and receiver can be charged.
  • Keep a paper or online trail of evidence if your child becomes a victim of cyberbullying.

Here are some useful follow-up documents for parents:

A Parent's Guide to Facebook

Phone Blockers Information