Portrait photo of Staci Danford wearing a bright pink t-shirt with text, "Integrated Brain"

During this two-part workshop on Tuesdays, March 23 and 30 at 7:00PM, Staci Danford, an educational neuroscientist, TEDx Speaker, emotional intelligence, and personal development brainologist, will share with parents how to help your child think smarter, build healthy relationships, and let go of limiting beliefs. All parents of elementary and middle school-aged children are welcome. Connection details will be available here: http://www.lwptsa.net/familyengagement/parent-education/

Questions? Contact LWPTSA Parent Ed Chairs, Hae Sue Park & Irene Neumann at parent.ed@lwptsa.net

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Self-care series from LWPTSA Parent Ed — Join LWPTSA Fridays online here at 5:00PM on the dates below for a one-hour self-care strategy segment. All are welcome!

March 19: “Why the Great Outdoors is Our Happy Place”
April 16: “Gratitude as the Ultimate Mood Enhancer”
May 21: “Mindfulness and Meditation”
Organized by LWPTSA with support from LWSD. Questions? Contact the LWPTSA Parent Ed Chairs, Hae Sue Park & Irene Neumann.

Join LWPTSA for a virtual Lunch & Learn short presentations and discussion on, “Community Support Services Roundtable.” Thursday, March 18 from 12:00-1:00 PM. An event link will be available at http://www.lwptsa.net/lunch-learn/.

Questions? Contact Yumna A. Green, LWPTSA Executive Vice President, EVP@lwptsa.net.

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As more elementary students return to in-person school, we offer information about anxiety. Here are a few things to remember when your child feels anxious.

* The goal isn’t to eliminate anxiety but to help a child manage it.
* Don’t avoid things just because they make a child anxious.
* Think things through with the child.
* Don’t reinforce the child’s fears.

Want to know more about how to respect feelings without empowering fears? Read the articles, “How to help your child’s anxiety in the classroom,” (https://ptaourchildren.org/anxiety-in-the-classroom/) from National PTSA or get the “Tips on how to cope with an anxious child” (https://ptaourchildren.org/child-anxiety/) from Child Mind Institute.

National PTA has created information on the unique challenges black children face and ways we can better support their families to achieve student success. Celebrate Black History Month with articles, guides and information from PTSA available here.

Also, join LWPTSA for its February Brown Bag Lunch & Learn presentation and discussion, “Unconscious bias and how it impacts our lives,” on Thursday, February 18, 12:00–1:00 PM. The Brown Bag is open to all community members and is hosted online. More information is available here. Questions? Contact Yumna A. Green, LWPTSA EVP, EVP@lwptsa.net.