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
October 16, "Being Mindful to Reduce Stress", Yoga 4 All, Wales, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Life with kids can be so stressful with everyone’s busy schedules and our work and family responsibilities pulling us in all directions. Mindfulness practices can help us to center and focus on what is ultimately most important, the present. Learn simple strategies that can be used by the entire family to gain perspective and balance. This month’s facilitator is Marie Coakley, MS, ERYT. Marie worked in the field of medical speech-language pathology for over thirty years before being called to learn to teach yoga. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2009 and became the owner of Yoga 4 All Studio & Wellness Community in Wales in 2015. Her passion is sharing the healing benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices to students of all ages and abilities. Coffee provided by Café Buzzz in Wales. Reserve your spot for this FREE event at https://howtobemindful.eventbrite.com.
October 25, "Parenting the Strong Willed Child", Cushing Elementary, 6:30-8:00 PM
Does your child have a hard time accepting the answer "no"? Do you always feel like you are in negotiations with your kids? Do you dread running errands with your family in tow or struggle when it is time for homework? Identifying feelings and emotions is key in teaching kids essential life skills such as managing emotional outbursts, developing problem solving skills that help control behavior, and working cooperatively within family and group settings. Our presenter, Kathy Duffek from Parents Place, will equip you with tools that can make home and school life easier for you and your strong willed child.....or any child! Kathy has over 25 years of experience and is an innovative parent educator experienced in program development and implementation, grant writing and public speaking on a variety of parenting topics. Kathy is a parent, grandparent, and educator with a passion for working with children and families, especially in the areas of social and emotional development. Reserve your seat for this FREE event at https://strongwilledchild.eventbrite.com.
November 13, "Reinventing a Healthier Pantry", Yoga 4 All, Wales, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As the holiday season approaches and we begin to plan our menus, is there a healthier way to prepare our traditional recipes? This month’s coffee chat facilitator, Dr. Kacie Estes Walters, D. C., will help us get a jump start on healthier meal planning for our families in the New Year by giving us simple ingredient swaps in recipes and new staples we should add to our pantry. She will also educate us on the role diet and nutrition play in relieving pain and inflammation in our bodies. Kacie is a Doctor of Chiropractic and co-owner of Catalyst Wellness with offices in Hartland and Big Bend. When treating her patients, she uses a comprehensive approach that includes her passion for educating her patients about the whole body to optimize the success of treatment and maintenance of health and wellness. Coffee is provided by Café Buzzz in Wales. To reserve your spot at this FREE event visit https://ahealthierkitchenpantry.eventbrite.com.
November 30, "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age", Two Showings - 9:00 AM at Brandybrook and 6:30 PM at KMHS Auditorium
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a personal approach as she explores the struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to find balance. A discuss will follow the 90 minute documentary to help your family create this balance. This event is being sponsored by Gals Institute LLC in Delafield and the KM Parent Resource Network. Reserve your seat at https://kmeveningscreenagers.eventbrite.com otherwise register for the daytime showing https://kmdaytimescreenagers.eventbrite.com.
Events in 2018
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.