Parent Education Event and PTSA Membership Meeting

Teenagers, Screen Time and You: Finding Balance

Tuesday, April 2nd; Commons

6:15-6:45pm: PTSA General Membership Meeting

IMS parents are welcome to attend to see what the PTSA has been up to and plans for the rest of the year. We will also be holding elections for the 2019-2020 PTSA Board of Directors.

7:00-8:30pm: Parent Education Event with Ann Steel

It can be very difficult for parents to know what constitutes a “healthy,” balanced, amount of time for children to be on screens (phones, devices, video games etc.).  This presentation will discuss the brain science of what occurs with screen over use and how to set up a healthy family plan for devices and screen time.  Studies have shown that overuse of technology can amplify ADHD type symptoms and increase anxiety and depression in not just children but adults as well. 

The impact of knowing this information can be very useful in supporting learning and mental well-being in all of our students and families. This presentation will help parents and caregivers understand the impacts of lengthy screen use on teenager brains, ways to keep children safe, and suggestions on how to create a safe, healthy and balanced life with technology.

Speaker:  Dr. Ann Steel has worked with parents, families and youth for over 30 years; as a family physician, an educator, and as a licensed mental health counselor.  For the past 8 years she has specialized in issues related to screen time and video games and trained at reSTART Life in Fall City WA, the first rehab center in the nation for internet and gaming addiction. She has appeared on television, radio and as a speaker in a variety of settings and is passionate about helping families find a healthy balance between the real and the virtual world.


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Lake Washington Capital Projects Levy on April 23 Ballot

 

To be eligible to vote on April 23rd,  you must be registered by March 25th (online or mail) or April 15th (in person).

 
The Lake Washington PTSA (LWPTSA) Council voted to endorse and support the LWSD Capital Projects Levy on the April 23rd ballot at its January 2019 general membership meeting. At the January 15,2019 General Membership Meeting Inglewood Middle School PTSA membership voted to support and endorse the LWSD April 2019 Levy Measure.
 

Capital Projects Levy

  • Lake Washington is building more classrooms needed to support our growing enrollment.
  • Student enrollment in LWSD continues to grow and we want to provide students with the best learning environments possible and provide classrooms for our ever-growing student population.
  • The 2019 Levy maintains the current rate with no tax rate increase.
 
For more information on this levy,
please visit the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) website:
2019 Capitol Projects Levy

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Official Slate of Nominees for 2019-2020 Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for the 2019-2020 PTSA Board of Directors. The election will take place at our General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd, 6-6:45 in the Commons.

President: Katja Wright

Secretary: Candice Wheeler

Treasurer(s): Shirley Brill & Andrew Brill

Co-VPs of Fundraising: Laura Hamilton & Rebecca Lavier

Membership: Jen Fowler

Communications: Kate Gordon

Legislative Advocate: Sarah Kimsey

FACE(Family and Community Engagement): Nistha Babith

ASB Liaison: Sushama Jha

Thank you to our Nominating Committee (Shirley Brill, Andi Zahn, Jennifer Pallett) for their hard work in helping to find our Board of Directors for the next school year.

 


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