Parent Education Events

The College Admissions Landscape (Parent Council Presentation)
Monday, February 5, 6:45-7:15 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Director of College Counseling Kelly Herrington will present on the college landscape prior to the Parent Council Meeting. The meeting is open to the community. You are welcome to attend just for the presentation or stay for the business meeting.

Learning Differences and the Math Curriculum
Monday, February 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:00 p.m.

You are invited to an evening with Amado Toribio and Jerry Gallaher, UPrep math teachers, and Shannon Salverda, Director of Learning Support. This forum is designed for parents, Learning Support, and math teachers to share information, questions, or concerns involving how to best help students with unique learning styles thrive in UPrep's math program.

Creating a Stronger Community to Prevent Youth Suicide
Monday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

What every parent needs to know. Please join UPrep parents Andrea Durbin and Manisha Dudley for our third annual suicide prevention training. This training is offered as part of our work with Forefront. Suicide prevention specialist and Forefront liaison Elaine Walsh will attend, as will UPrep's school counselors. Everyone who attends will receive an overview of warning signs for youth suicide, as well as practical tips for reaching out to someone who may be struggling. There will be interactive opportunities for parents to practice their new skills in a supportive environment.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Washington State, and 16-20% of teens have seriously considered suicide in the past year. The good news is that suicide is quite preventable with widespread education and outreach. We realize that this topic is emotionally challenging, but also consider it vitally important and urge all parents to attend. For those who have heard the presentation in previous years, we encourage you to return and sharpen your skills. We welcome all attendees to bring a friend from UPrep or from the larger community.

Screening of the Documentary “Angst”
Thursday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. movie screening, 8:00-9:00 p.m. panel, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

"Angst" is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects, and what you can do about it. The filmmakers' goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. "Angst" features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, plus help, resources, and tools.

The screening will be followed by a panel of UW experts, including Dr. Laura Kastner.