Upcoming Events

Join us for these upcoming events. All events are free or discounted rate for Issaquah PTA/PTSA members. To attend any of these events click on its Register button.  Advanced registration is highly recommended to make sure you get a seat. Some of our events do sell out, so please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend.

The Mask You Live In

Film Documentary & Discussion

April 3, 2018 7:00 PM

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can do better to raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Issaquah High School Theater, 700 2nd Avenue, SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

Hidden in Plain Sight

Spot signs of at-risk behaviors

April 16, 2018 6:30 PM

Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home?  Looks can be very deceiving - especially if you don't know what to look for.  The “Hidden In Plain Sight” initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors using an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom.  After walking through the display, participants will learn more about adolescent development and common signs of substance use provided by professionals in law enforcement, treatment, substance abuse prevention, and other experts and parents.

ADULTS ONLY.  Open house 6:30-7:30pm, with a presentation by experts 7:30-8:30pm.

Central Washington University, 120 228th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to help children WANT to cooperate without yelling, bribes, threats or punishment

May 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham gives you practical everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control.

No parent is peaceful all the time, but it's completely possible to create a more peaceful home where affection, connection and humor help you resolve conflict happily, and where kids WANT to follow your lead.

In this talk with Dr. Laura Markham, you'll have a chance to ask questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:

·      Why children misbehave -- and how to help them WANT to cooperate without yelling,         threats, bribes or consequences

·      What research shows about how children develop self-­discipline

·      The 4 power tools you can use to connect with children and help them with their         emotions

·      Why yelling and timeouts actually cause more misbehavior

·      How you can create the relationship you want with your child

For parents only.  Free for PTSA members of Issaquah School District, $10 donation requested of non-members.

Skyline High School Theater

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

How to stop the fighting and raise friends for life

May 17, 2018 10:00 AM

Conflict is a part of every human relationship, and children learn essential skills when they encounter conflict and resolve it. The key is supporting them to resolve conflict with mutual respect, so they’re learning conflict resolution rather than bullying. In this talk with Dr. Laura Markham, you will learn:

  • Teaching peace: how you can help your children learn to express their needs and emotions without attacking their sibling. 
  • A radical approach to sharing that eliminates conflict and develops generosity.
  • How to connect with each child so they truly believe you couldn’t love anyone else more.
  • How to foster a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting.

For parents only.  Free for PTSA members of Issaquah School District, $10 donation requested of non-members.

First Stage (Kidstage) Theatre, Issaquah

Other Events in the Area

State of Mind Conferences

Healthy Youth Initiative of the Issaquah Schools Foundation

March 24, 2018 10:30 AM

The State of Mind Conferences offer education for students and adults around: stress management, healthy relationships, teens & tech, body image, suicide prevention, drug use and more.  Attendance is free. 

(Sponsored by Swedish Medical and organized by the Issaquah Schools Foundation in collaboration with the Issaquah Youth Advisory board and Influence the Choice).


Gibson Ek High School, 379 1st Place SE, Issaquah 98027
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