Family Education Opportunities for NTPS Parents & Guardians

  • Working together with community organizations and professionals, NTPS is proud to offer educational workshops, panels and other opportunities for our families. Topics are age-based and relevant to developmental levels for our students to help parents with their part in helping our students be the best they can be. With our families and communities, we can join in being Stronger Together. See dates, times, locations, and topics below.

    Schools are officially closed for the rest of the school year. Please check back in the fall for new parent/family education opportunities.

Success in the Early Years (Preschoolers)

  • Success in the Early Years is a parent education series for families of preschool-aged children to support kindergarten readiness. Each class is free, includes childcare, refreshments, expert speakers, a free book from the South Sound Reading Foundation, and a chance to connect with other parents. Thanks to Lacey Rotary for sponsoring this series.

    Childcare provided for ages 3-10, but you must register.

    Due to the extended closure, classes are cancelled for the remainder of the year.

    2019-20 Dates & Topics

    • November 5 - Raising socially & emotionally healthy kids, Part I
    • December 3 - Let's Move! Ways to develop gross & fine motor skills
    • January 7 - Brain Power - how preschoolers perceive and process the world around them
    • February 4 - Ready, Set Read! The importance of early literacy
    • March 3 - Communication - helping your child achieve developmentally appropriate speech & language
    • April 14 - Math at Home - Ways to foster early math skills
    • May 5 - Raising socially & emotionally healthy kids, Part II
    • June 2 - Summer send-off

Winning at Parenting (K-5th)

  • Winning at Parenting is a parent education series for families of elementary-aged children, Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Family Education and Support Services (FESS) facilitates these workshops. Each class is free, and includes childcare (3-10), a meal, and a chance to connect with other parents. Thank you Together! and FESS for partnering with NTPS to offer this series.

    Childcare & meal provided for ages 3-10 with registration.

    Due to the extended closure, classes are cancelled for the remainder of the year.

    2019-20 Dates & Topics

    • November 12 - Fairy Tale Families / Parenting Philosophies
    • December 10 - Child Development
    • January 14 - Setting Limits
    • February 11 - Anger Management
    • March 10 - Financial Literacy
    • April 21 - Maintaining a Healthy Family
    • May 12 - Communication

Familias Fuertas - Taller Para Parientes (K-5th)

  • “Familias Fuertes” es una serie de educación para padres/parientes de niños de primaria, desde kinder hasta quinto grado.  Familias Fuertes tiene el mismo contenido que "Winning at Parenting", pero se ofrece en español. Family Education and Support Services (FESS) facilitan estos talleres. Cada clase es gratuita e incluye cuidado de niños (3-10), una comida, y la oportunidad de conectarse con otros padres. Nos reunimos el segundo jueves de cada mes, desde octubre a mayo, en el biblioteca de Lydia Hawk Elementary. ¡Gracias a JUNTOS! y FESS por asociarse con NTPS para ofrecer esta serie. 5:50-7:30PM

    Debido al cierre extendido, las clases se cancelan por el resto del año.

    Fechas y temas 2019-20

    • 14 de noviembre - Familias de Cuento de Hadas / Filosofías de Crianza
    • 12 de diciembre - Desarrollo Infantil
    • 16 de enero - Establecimiento de Límites
    • 13 de febrero - Manejo de la Ira
    • 12 de marzo - Educación Financiera
    • 23 de abril - Mantener una Familia Sana
    • 14 de mayo - Comunicación

Tweens & Teens (6th-12th)

  • Tweens & Teens is a parenting education series for families of middle and high school students. Each class is free, includes dinner, a chance to ask questions, and opportunities to connect with other parents/guardians. This series is facilitated by Sarah Tracy, and NTPS parent & alum, graduate of the Seattle Pacific University Parenting Coach Institute. Meeting the third Tuesday each month, October through May in the North Thurston High School Library from 6 to 8pm (meal from 6-6:30).

    2019-20 Dates & Topics

    • October 15 - Self-Reliance and Responsibility
    • November 19 - Managing Technology
    • December 17 - Resiliency
    • January 21 - Respect, Power, and Boundaries
    • February 25 - Managing Your Parental Response
    • March 17 - Positive Communication
    • April 28 - Positive Discipline
    • May 19 - Healthy Peer Relationships