Gender Diversity Webinar - Open to All!
" Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and Aware Community Around Gender Diversity" SESSION 1: Informational Presentation February 2nd, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm Login opens at 5:45pm. Session 1 will be recorded. SESSION 2: Q&A Session February 9th, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm Login opens at 5:45pm.  Session 2 will NOT be recorded. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm . There is NO requirement to attend both sessions! However only Session 1 will be recorded and shared. Register Today (Deadline to Register: Wednesday February 2nd @ 4pm) Spots are limited, so make sure to register TODAY to reserve your spot! When you ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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1/5/2022-2/9/2022

Spelling Bee Volunteers Needed
Let's go Spelling Bee contestants - need a few volunteers! Update on 1/15/2022 - We are moving the Spelling Bee online this year (like we did last year). The volunteers mentioned below are no longer needed. Thank you for understanding! Find the latest information about the Skyview PTSA Spelling Bee . Mark your calendars, the Skyview PTSA Spelling Bee is currently planned for  Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in the Skyview Cafeteria, but as we know with all things, having the Spelling Bee in person is subject to change depending on Covid restrictions. All participants should have received their study materials via ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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1/4/2022-1/31/2022

Learn about our Food Pantry
Families Helping Families Skyview PTSA and Skyview Middle School AND North Creek PTSA and North Creek High School have partnered to create a Food Pantry.  Our goal is to support Skyview & North Creek families with food security challenges.   Learn about requesting food bags to be delivered twice a month.    OR  Find out how you can help us stock the food pantry! ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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9/8/2021-6/17/2022

PTA Meeting Dates 2021-22
Skyview Middle School PTSA - Meeting Dates Membership Meetings : (open to school families, staff & community!) Except as noted, general meetings take place at 7:00pm. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Zoom link will come out in a newsletter Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Location TBD Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Location TBD   Board Meetings: Except as noted, board meetings take place from 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom . Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 5:30-8:30pm (in board member back yard) Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - cancelled Wednesday, January ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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9/8/2021-6/17/2022
MOD Fundraiser - Wednesday 12/8Nicole Trimble12/1/202112/8/2021
MOD Fundraiser - Wednesday 12/8
Want a lunch out or a break from cooking dinner? MOD will donate to Skyview PTSA when your order and mention Skyview!  Find all the details here: https://www.groupraise.com/events/196250     Visit MOD Pizza's online order website . Use the coupon code of "GR196250S" and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Skyview Middle School PTSA. ... read full article
8/25 - Parent Info Night & Ice Cream Social -- UPDATEDNicole Trimble8/9/20218/25/2021
8/25 - Parent Info Night & Ice Cream Social -- UPDATED
Wednesday, August 25th, 6:30-8pm Parent info night and Ice Cream Social for incoming 6th graders and newly enrolled 7th and 8th graders   Who:  For all 6th grade students and 7th/8th grade students new to Skyview including parents/guardians*    Event Update:    MOVED from the Gymnasium to the FOOTBALL FIELD (OUTSIDE). Please bring chairs/blankets so that your family is comfortable during the evening’s presentation.       Pre-sessions (EL, SPED, Hi-Cap) - POSTPONED  Self-guided tours inside of Skyview Middle School – POSTPONED (Tours will be provided on WEB Day.    *To minimize the size of the event, please limit the ... read full article
PTSA Fall Gratitude Challenge! Month of November!Nicole Trimble11/1/202111/30/2021
PTSA Fall Gratitude Challenge! Month of November!
Acts of Kindness for Fall Scavenger Hunt Skyview PTSA has created a  Skyview Fall Gratitude Challenge  GooseChase scavenger hunt and ALL STUDENTS are invited to participate! Let's all try to share acts of kindness through the month of November . To join, please follow these instructions: Download the GooseChase  iOS  or  Android  app. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username & password of your choice. Search for and select the  Skyview Fall Gratitude Challenge  game, or search for game code  91ML68 . Follow the prompts to select or create your player profile. ... read full article
Spelling Bee Co-Coordinators Found - LEARN ABOUT THE BEE!Nicole Trimble11/1/202111/6/2021
Spelling Bee Co-Coordinators Found - LEARN ABOUT THE BEE!
Spelling Bee Co-Coordinators Found! We are excited to share that two parents have volunteered to run our Spelling Bee! Learn more about the 2021-22 Skyview Middle School PTSA Spelling Bee! Thank you to ALL our volunteers - your time is SO appreciated! ... read full article
8/26 - 7th & 8th Grade Self-Guided Skyview ToursNicole Trimble8/24/20219/7/2021
8/26 - 7th & 8th Grade Self-Guided Skyview Tours
7th & 8th Grade Self-Guided Skyview Tours (Optional)  Thursday, Aug. 26th, 6:30-8:00 P.M. (Drop-in)  For all returning Skyview 7th and 8th grade students including parents/guardians*  Who: Self-Guided Tours for returning 7th and 8th Grade Eagles. Students touring the campus must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Time: Drop-in between 6:30-8pm Maps will be provided    Event Update:  Only students will be able to enter buildings for the self-guided tours. Parents are welcome to be on campus.  *To minimize the size of the event, please limit the number of family members attending (when possible).  ... read full article
Gender Diversity Webinar - Open to All!Nicole Trimble1/5/20222/9/2022
Gender Diversity Webinar - Open to All!
" Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and Aware Community Around Gender Diversity" SESSION 1: Informational Presentation February 2nd, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm Login opens at 5:45pm. Session 1 will be recorded. SESSION 2: Q&A Session February 9th, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm Login opens at 5:45pm.  Session 2 will NOT be recorded. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm . There is NO requirement to attend both sessions! However only Session 1 will be recorded and shared. Register Today (Deadline to Register: Wednesday February 2nd @ 4pm) Spots are limited, so make sure to register TODAY to reserve your spot! When you ... read full article
January PTSA General Membership MeetingNicole Trimble1/4/20221/19/2022
January PTSA General Membership Meeting
You're Invited!! Skyview PTSA General Membership Meeting January 19th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Get updated on Skyview PTSA Learn about the upcoming February 8, 2022 Ballot Measures Skyview PTSA hopes you will attend our membership meeting on January 19th! PTSA Business will be conducted Find out what's happening Election of Nominating Committee (who helps identify candidates for 2022-23 PTSA Board of Directors) Guest presenters from Nortshore School District will share information about the upcoming February 8, 2022 Ballot Items . On the ballot will be the Capital Projects Bond, the Educational Programs and Operational Levy, and the Technology Levy. This is a ... read full article
Spelling Bee Volunteers NeededNicole Trimble1/4/20221/31/2022
Spelling Bee Volunteers Needed
Let's go Spelling Bee contestants - need a few volunteers! Update on 1/15/2022 - We are moving the Spelling Bee online this year (like we did last year). The volunteers mentioned below are no longer needed. Thank you for understanding! Find the latest information about the Skyview PTSA Spelling Bee . Mark your calendars, the Skyview PTSA Spelling Bee is currently planned for  Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in the Skyview Cafeteria, but as we know with all things, having the Spelling Bee in person is subject to change depending on Covid restrictions. All participants should have received their study materials via ... read full article
Focus on Advocacy Day & WeekNicole Trimble1/4/20221/21/2022
Focus on Advocacy Day & Week
Focus on Advocacy January 17-21, 2022 In the grassroots spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr, this year PTA leaders and advocates will be sharing the PTA platform with our legislators in Olympia, during the week of January 17-22. PTA's legacy is strong because of passionate advocates who build on our legislative platform, one resolution at a time. This year, PTA representatives will give calls to action on topics such as: dismantling racism, equality, mental health and wellness, preserving funding, and safety and emergency preparedness. Thank you to all who support PTSA/PTA! The more members we have, the bigger our voice as we work ... read full article
Food Pantry - Thank You Donors!Nicole Trimble12/14/202112/28/2021
Food Pantry - Thank You Donors!
Thank you to all of the donors who helped us with the Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Gift Card Drive & Food Boxes. We delivered 43 Thanksgiving meals.     For the holidays, we are delivering food boxes & gift cards to 52 families, with a total of 140 gift cards for kids and 52 more for each family to use as needed.        We are amazed by the generosity of our community! (Find links to Request Food and Stock Pantry on left menu under "Food Pantry".) ... read full article
December Gift Card DriveNicole Trimble11/12/202112/10/2021
December Gift Card Drive
This holiday season, the North Creek/Skyview PTSA Food Pantry is collecting $25 gift cards to provide to children ages 18 and under for families in need in our schools' community. Please consider donating one or more  $25  physical gift cards from Target, Fred Meyer, or Amazon .   Our goal is 150 cards! Due to IRS restrictions, we must collect physical gift cards - we can not purchase gift cards with donations. Ways to donate (must be received by December 8th): Purchase through Amazon.com , one or more $25 Amazon.com eGift Card  (see details below) Amount: $25 Delivery: Email To: skyviewfoodpantry@gmail.com From: Leave Blank Message:  ... read full article
SMS/PTSA Partnership: Virtual Assembly on FridayNicole Trimble11/1/202111/11/2021
SMS/PTSA Partnership: Virtual Assembly on Friday
SMS/PTSA Partnership: Virtual Assembly Friday (11/5/2021) (Excerpt from Skyview Middle School newsletter, 11/1/2021.) Being a BIG elephant is cool! Confused? Well, please read on to learn more... We are pleased to announce that as a school, we will be welcoming guest speaker Stu Cabe into our Advisory classes (via Zoom) on Friday, November 5 , to talk to students about choosing kindness, to think and act as a leader, and to positively influence the Skyview community. Thank you to our generous PTSA for partnering with us to make this happen. Stu Cabe spoke at Skyview several years back, and he's ... read full article
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving!Nicole Trimble10/19/202111/19/2021
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving!
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving    Thanks to everyone's generous support, we have collected enough to provide all families who requested a Thanksgiving Meal! Thank you SO much! Meals will include (or similar based on availability): Turkey Cranberry Sauce Stuffing Chicken Stock  Potatoes Gravy Rolls Pie Vegetable Side Dish                                      Any donations in excess of what we need for Thanksgiving Meals, we will use the excess to supply the Food Pantry, as needed.   Looking for another way to help? Check out our December Gift Card Drive! ... read full article
Advocacy Update: October 2021Nicole Trimble10/6/202110/31/2021
Advocacy Update: October 2021
Advocacy Update - October 2021 Advocacy update submitted by: Laura Lichtman, Advocacy Chair on October 3 , 2021 School Board Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 5th, 7-8:30pm at the Kenmore Community Club. Recording will be available on October 8th. Financial Aid Night Wednesday, October 6th, 7pm : https://www.nsd.org/financial-aid-night Do you have questions about paying for college? Northshore high school counseling departments invite you to a workshop to learn about different financial aid options and how to access them. This event will feature Financial Education Services Specialist David Aramaki, along with a representative from the  Scholarship Foundation of Northshore . Bothell City ... read full article
Fall General Membership Meeting - YOU ARE INVITED!Nicole Trimble10/1/202110/15/2021
Fall General Membership Meeting - YOU ARE INVITED!
Wednesday, October 13th, 7pm All Skyview PTSA Members are encouraged to attend the first PTSA meeting of the year! We are excited to have our Skyview Principal, Mr. Matt Wallace, join this meeting and speak about important topics at school. If you have questions for Mr. Wallace, you can ask during the meeting, or submit them ahead of time so he has time to research answers, if needed. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87105326691?pwd=OC8vNW5rN0pIbGEwdnRwR3lkTnVXZz09 Meeting ID: 871 0532 6691 Passcode: 835353 ... read full article
2021 Legislative AssemblyNicole Trimble10/1/202110/24/2021
2021 Legislative Assembly
WSPTA Legislative Assembly - October 23-24, 2021 The 43rd Annual Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly will take place in a virtual format on October 23-24, 2021. The purpose of the legislative assembly is to determine the legislative priorities of WSPTA, to educate and mobilize advocates, and to advance WSPTA’s legislative program. At legislative assembly, PTA representatives will discover the power PTA has to advocate for every child – the whole child – regardless of race, creed, gender, or zip code. In PTA, every member has an equal voice, and your input matters a great deal to the success of our member-driven ... read full article
Lunchtime Volunteers NEEDED!!Nicole Trimble9/23/202110/15/2021
Lunchtime Volunteers NEEDED!!
Lunchtime Volunteers  Needed! Skyview is looking for volunteers to supervise students outside during lunch.  Volunteers will walk around to supervise and build positive relationships with students. Times Needed: Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:15-12:45 1st lunch: 10:15-10:50 2nd lunch: 11:10-11:45 3rd lunch: 12:05-12:40 Wednesdays: 10:15-12:15 1st lunch: 10:15-10:50 2nd lunch: 10:55-11:30 3rd lunch: 11:40-12:15 Thursdays and Fridays: 10:15-12:50 1st lunch: 10:15-10:50 2nd lunch: 11:10-11:45 3rd lunch and break: 12:05-12:50 Items needed before your first day of volunteering: Volunteer paperwork completed ( https://www.nsd.org/get-involved/volunteer/become-a-volunteer ) Proof of vaccination by October 18 ( https://form.jotform.com/212315479806055 ) Mask required both indoors and outdoors We would love to ... read full article
Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed!Nicole Trimble9/20/202110/4/2021
Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed!
Does your child participate in the Spelling Bee?   Skyview PTSA would love to once again organize the Spelling Bee for Skyview kids, but we need a coordinator by Monday, November 1st .   If we don't get someone to volunteer to do this role, unfortunately, Skyview will not be able to participate this year. Are you interested? Do you know someone who might be? Email Melissa Kline to learn more or volunteer! ... read full article
Pass the Hat DonationsNicole Trimble9/8/202110/31/2021
Pass the Hat Donations
PTSA - Pass The Hat Donations   Please consider donating to Skyview PTSA through our one and only Pass the Hat  financial support ask for the year. We don't do any fundraising other than this ask at the beginning of the year.  The PTSA does not receive any funds from the school, but instead provides much needed grants to Skyview teachers and staff to help provide important supplements to their curriculum.  A few examples of what's been funded in the past are first aid kits for all classrooms, supplies for online learning such as air-dry clay for ceramics classes and online teaching ... read full article
Learn about our Food PantryNicole Trimble9/8/20216/17/2022
Learn about our Food Pantry
Families Helping Families Skyview PTSA and Skyview Middle School AND North Creek PTSA and North Creek High School have partnered to create a Food Pantry.  Our goal is to support Skyview & North Creek families with food security challenges.   Learn about requesting food bags to be delivered twice a month.    OR  Find out how you can help us stock the food pantry! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Event: THANK YOU!!!Nicole Trimble9/8/20219/24/2021
Staff Appreciation Event: THANK YOU!!!
Staff Appreciation Event: Friday, September 24   Thank you to all the families whose donations made this first PTSA Staff Appreciation Event possible!! The Skyview staff were SO appreciative of the Picnic Palooza-themed lunch, complete with wicker baskets, picnic blankets and fresh flowers.  With your help, we were able to provide the staff with all the fixings for bagel sandwiches (salami, Colby jack cheese, mayo, mustard, cream cheese), chips & popcorn, granola & snack bars, fresh fruit & fruit cups, a variety of beverages, and lots of desserts! We are grateful to our Skyview community for helping us make this event ... read full article
PTA Meeting Dates 2021-22Nicole Trimble9/8/20216/17/2022
PTA Meeting Dates 2021-22
Skyview Middle School PTSA - Meeting Dates Membership Meetings : (open to school families, staff & community!) Except as noted, general meetings take place at 7:00pm. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Zoom link will come out in a newsletter Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Location TBD Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Location TBD   Board Meetings: Except as noted, board meetings take place from 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom . Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 5:30-8:30pm (in board member back yard) Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - cancelled Wednesday, January ... read full article
Reflections Program - Deadline Friday, November 12th!Nicole Trimble9/8/202111/12/2021
Reflections Program - Deadline Friday, November 12th!
    This year, the theme for Reflections will be, I Will Change The World By... Students will have the opportunity to create submissions based on this year's theme and in the categories of Visual 2D and 3D Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Photography, and Film Production. Click here for more information.   Check out the Reflections Flyers -- ENGLISH | ESPANOL The deadline to submit entries is: November 12th Submission details will be communicated at a later date, but electronic/virtual submission will be available. We are looking forward to seeing what our amazing Skyview artists create this year!   If ... read full article
Our PTSA President Welcomes YOU!Nicole Trimble8/24/20219/7/2021
Our PTSA President Welcomes YOU!
Welcome to the Class of 2028 & Skyview 6 th grade families   My name is Melissa Kline and I am excited to introduce myself and Skyview Middle School PTSA to you! I am honored to serve for the second time as Skyview's PTSA President. I have an 8th grader at Skyview and a 10th grader at North Creek High School. Please send me any questions you may have about Skyview, and I will gladly respond or direct you to the right person if I don’t know the answer. Please know that our PTSA is working to find innovative ways of connecting ... read full article
9/1 First Day of School - Join Us at Park Ridge Wednesday Market!Nicole Trimble8/23/20219/1/2021
9/1 First Day of School - Join Us at Park Ridge Wednesday Market!
Membership & Food Drive Event at the Park Ridge Church Wednesday Market! Date: Wednesday, September 1 Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Park Ridge Community Church 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA 98012 Come to the Park Ridge Church Wednesday Market on the first day school! * Visit with friends * * Learn more about our PTSA & Food Pantry * * Bring food donations to help stock the Food Pantry * * Join our PTSA and get free ice cream! * The Kool Kidz Ice Cream Truck will be onsite and Skyview PTSA members will receive one ticket per membership for free ice cream. Additional ... read full article
Welcome Letter From Principal Wallace!Nicole Trimble8/18/20218/30/2021
Welcome Letter From Principal Wallace!
Welcome Letter From Skyview Principal Matt Wallace Skyview PTSA is excited to welcome the new principal, Matt Wallace, to Skyview Middle School! We hope to build a great relationship with Mr. Wallace and we look forward to working together this school year. Please find his welcome letter to Skyview families below. August 6, 2021 Skyview Middle School Families, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. I am extremely excited to be part of the Skyview family. Middle school students are engaging, joyful, and fun. It is a special time in their lives and one I am thankful to ... read full article
Want to Get Involved?Nicole Trimble8/13/20218/27/2021
Want to Get Involved?
Are you wondering how you can get involved with the middle  school?   We have several chair positions still open for the coming school year!   Check them out here ... ... read full article
Skyview PTSA Welcomes All Families!Nicole Trimble7/20/20218/3/2021
Skyview PTSA Welcomes All Families!
Skyview PTSA would love to welcome all new families to Skyview Middle School. We encourage you to check out out website and like our Facebook page   to stay current on information about the new school year and upcoming events.     ... read full article
Mindfulness for SummerNicole Trimble6/22/20217/6/2021
Mindfulness for Summer
Practicing Mindfulness this Summer The fall and another school year will be here only too soon, which is why this summer we need to focus on recharging our bodies and minds. Mindfulness practice is an excellent (and simple!) way to ground ourselves in a busy world, to stay fresh, and to simplify our lives. Click the link below to learn about mindfulness exercises to try, resources, and more! Mindfulness for Summer - Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 ... read full article
Community Serve Day - Save the DateNicole Trimble6/22/20218/22/2021
Community Serve Day - Save the Date
YAY Community Serve Day is Back!!!   It's back, after 3 long years of construction and Covid. Community serve day is a partnership between the Northshore School District, local churches, PTA's and local businesses to get our school ready for a new school year.   Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 22nd from 9am-1pm.   Potential projects include: Weeding in the Courtyard Working on the Trail  Planting Flower Bulbs Painting basketball lines Doing Outdoor classroom maintenance Painting numbers on the track for Emergency Drills Staining new benches outside of Building F And if we have enough volunteers, we can paint ... read full article
Thank You to Our Retiring PTSA Board Members & Chairs!Nicole Trimble6/22/20217/6/2021
Thank You to Our Retiring PTSA Board Members & Chairs!
  Huge thanks to our retiring PTSA Board members! Jennifer Snyder - Advocacy Megan Madsen - Co-VP of Membership Serena Xu - Treasurer Special thanks to retiring committee chairs Hanisha Bakshani, Lauren Lewis, Katie Hunter, and Shea Johnson . Your dedicated support to the Skyview community has been outstanding! Thank you for all you've contributed over the years! ... read full article
Food Pantry Update - Summer ResourcesNicole Trimble6/22/20218/31/2021
Food Pantry Update - Summer Resources
End of Year Food Pantry Update Wednesday, June 16th was our food pantry's last delivery day, until September. We cleaned out our pantry and packed extra food items in our "Send off to Summer" Box (and bag) for families. We are so grateful for community support both in food donations and monetarily. YOU made this happen. We delivered over 200 of bags of food this year, and 46 Thanksgiving meals! Special thanks to the food pantry committee and our delivery drivers. If you know someone that needs resources this summer, we have made a list that might help: https://skyviewmsptsa.org/Page/Pta/FoodPantry-RequestFood ... read full article
Skyview PTSA - Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!Nicole Trimble6/1/202110/31/2021
Skyview PTSA - Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!
Your Skyview PTSA was honored  at  Washington State PTA Convention,  we were name the 2020-21... Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!  This is such an honor! We are so grateful for everyone who contributes and supports PTA.    Other Awards earned: Gold Level Standards of Excellence Silver Level PTA’s Taking Significant Action (for our food pantry) Gold Level for Outstanding Communication Strategy 100% Staff Membership Award ... read full article
2020-21 Local PTA Award Recipients!Nicole Trimble5/24/20216/18/2021
2020-21 Local PTA Award Recipients!
2020-21 Local PTA Award Recipients Announced! At our General Meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, we honored our 2020-21 local PTA award winners. Outstanding Educator Award: Recognizes an individual educator who goes beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging for students. Nicolle Omiste Amy Johnson Nicole Maleki Diana Henderson Kristie Ortman Outstanding Advocate Winners: Recognizes an individual for continued and dedicated service to all children and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. Kristie Mcmahon Sheri Helmer Golden Acorn Volunteer ... read full article
Resources from COVID, Kids and Mental HealthMelissa Kline1/27/20216/19/2021
Resources from COVID, Kids and Mental Health
Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health Presentation For those who were able to attend the presentation we hope you felt it was useful! If you missed it, these are some resources that our speaker, Melody Murray (LMFT and Child Mental Health Specialist), shared for our families! Safety Planning & Proofing Safety Plan  (presenter suggested making copies so student and parents have it when needed) Self Esteem Journal         ... read full article