Calendar of Events
We are proud of the programs we have lined up for this school year. All of our programs are FREE and made possible by monetary donations or donations of space and expertise. We would like to thank all of the PTO’s in the KM School District for their financial support!! Our evening presentations were selected based on the feedback we received from parent surveys that were administered at the end of last school year. Continue to check back to our “calendar of events” section as we will be adding new programs during the year. We also appreciate, but do not require, you reserving your seat in advance for our events by following the “click here” links in the event descriptions. This helps us tremendously with our planning and is much appreciated.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
January 25, “Positive Parenting and Resiliency Training”, Cushing Elementary Activity Center, 6:30-8:00 PM. Resiliency is a big topic for parents, no matter what the ages of their children. Alissa Darin, Director of Learning K-12 Counseling in the KM School District, will offer “resiliency training” strategies to empower our students to deal with today’s stressors in a healthy manner. She will also address the differences between what is normal stress versus anxiety. Additionally, she will share Love and Logic® steps and solutions that help create a home environment that stimulates responsibility, resiliency, and academic achievement. Ms. Darin is a Love and Logic® facilitator and trainer. Reserve your seat for this FREE event at https://
January 29, “YOU with 20/20 Vision”, Yoga 4 All, Wales, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. This part #1 of a 3 part a “New Year Personal Development” series. (Please note: Attendance at all 3 coffee chats is not required! Attend only those that fit your schedule or resonate with you). Laser focus ignites who you are, who you want to be, and what you want to do. Make it your New Year’s Commitment in 2018 to get serious about what you want in life, lock in with 20/20 vision, and design your action plan to get you to who you were meant to be. Our facilitator for this series is Joanne Angeli, personal development and academic life coach of Newheart Coaching. Coffee provides by Café Buzzz in Wales. Reserve your seat at https://gain2020vision.eventbrite.com.
February 19, “Admit It! You’re Stuck in a Rut!”, Yoga 4 All, Wales, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. This part #2 of the 3 part series. (Please note: Attendance at all 3 coffee chats is not required! Attend only those that fit your schedule or resonate with you). Falling into a rut is easy, getting out of it can be painful. Fill your toolbox with skills to keep from falling in and getting stuck (again), as you learn to dodge the pitfalls with grace and ease. Recognize and acknowledge your many habits. Discover how to change those habits that no longer serve you. Get to the heart of what motivates you, bringing into life wonder and beauty as passion emerges from beneath your everyday habits. Our facilitator for this series is Joanne Angeli, personal development and academic life coach of Newheart Coaching. Coffee provided by Café Buzzz in Wales. Reserve your seat at https://stuckinarut.eventbrite.com.
March 7, “Pediatric Brain Development: Conception through Early Adulthood”, presented by Dr. Brian M. Fidlin, Psy. D., Cushing Elementary Activity Center, 6:30-8:00 PM. Our speaker, Dr. Fidlin, is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized speaker on the areas of pediatric brain development, substance abuse, and obesity in youth. You will experience many “aha moments” during this highly educational and often humorous presentation about the impact brain development has on decision making, emotions, and risk taking from childhood through the teenage years. Special emphasis will be placed on current trends in adolescent mental health as well as warning signs. Dr. Fidlin works at Milwaukee Psychiatrists & Psychologists Chartered and has over 20 years of serving children, adolescents and their families in the Midwest. Reserve your seat at https://pediatricbrain.eventbrite.com.
March 19, “Meet Your Future Self-Waiting for YOU!”, Yoga 4 All, Wales, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. This part #3 of the 3 part series. (Please note: Attendance at all 3 coffee chats is not required! Attend only those that fit your schedule or resonate with you). Doing your life’s work creates mysterious forces of resistance. While your “future self” is waiting for you holding your hopes and dreams, that pesky “inner critic” continues to share messages, stories, and excuses that hold you back from achieving your goals and dreams. You will learn to disarm the resistance as you give power to your new cast of “supporting characteristics” so you can achieve that New Year’s Commitment! Our facilitator for this series is Joanne Angeli, personal development and academic life coach of Newheart Coaching. Coffee provided by Café Buzzz in Wales. Reserve your seat at https://meetyourfutureself.eventbrite.com.
April 19, “Help! My Teen is Dating!” PM KMHS Library Media Center 6:30-8:00 PM. Join us for the video presentation produced by The DATE SAFE Project. Founder Mike Domitrz gives parents tips and advice that will help empower you to talk to your teen about dating. The DATE SAFE Project believes the best approach in supporting teens through the dating years is to give teens positive insights and how-to skills for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and the connection between alcohol and sexual assault. This video will help you determine if your son or daughter is ready to date and will strengthen your ability to initiate “the” conversation that will help your child make safer and smarter choices. Due to the mature content of this presentation, this event is for parents only. Reserve your seat at https://kmdatesafe.eventbrite.com.