Family Education Opportunities

  • 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, and topics below.

Success in the Early Years (Preschoolers)

  • Please join us for a free, NTPS early learning parent education series for families of preschool and kindergarten students. The 2020-21 series will focus on Conscious Discipline. We offer door prizes, relevant content, and an opportunity to connect with other parents. Workshops take place through Zoom Meetings, on the second Wednesday of each month starting in December, running through June. For security reasons, to receive the meeting link you must first register.

    Download the flyer (pdf)

    Questions? Please contact Nancy Cutlip at or 360-412-4904.

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    2020-21 Dates & Topics

    • December 9: Intro to Conscious Discipline
    • January 13: Composure
    • February 10: Assertiveness
    • March 10: Encouragement
    • April 14: Choices
    • May 12: Empathy
    • June 9: Positive Intent and Consequences

Tweens & Teens (6th-12th)

  • Tweens & Teens is a parenting education series for families of middle and high school students. Each class is free and offers a chance to ask questions, and opportunities to connect with other parents/guardians. Co-sponsored by the Family Education & Support Service (FESS). Facilitators include Scott Hanauer, Clinical Director of FESS, and Barbara Coloroso an internationally recognized speaker and author of Kids are Worth It! Registration below. Meeting the 4th Wednesday, January through May 6 to 8pm via remote webinar.


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    2020-21 Dates & Topics

    • January 27 — Trauma & Resiliency: Learn strategies to build resiliency, how to build support strategies, and the power of empathy and gratitude
    • February 24 — Parenting Through Crisis: Learn strategies to help youth find a way through grief and sorrow during difficult times
    • March 24 — Managing Technology: Learn about how technology positively or negatively impacts youth functioning and respect, power, and boundaries
    • April 28 — Healthy Family Communication: Learn more about how effective use of words can create a climate of love, acceptance, hope, and support for families
    • May 26 — Behavior & Discipline: Learn strategies to assure accountability, empathetic listening, and how to address feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness

Talleres Familiares

  • La asociación de North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) y el Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia (CIELO) ofrecerán una serie de talleres gratuitos para apoyar a nuestras familias que hablan español. 

    Ver el folleto (pdf)

    Cómo registrarse:

    CIELO: llame o envíe un mensaje de texto al (564) 999-3808 (Kindra Galan) o 

    NTPS: llame al (360) 412-4409, envíe un mensaje de texto al 360-431-5603, o envíe un mensaje de email a Nancy Cutlip,


    9 de febrero, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Cómo Hacer un Plan Para el Futuro Educativo de su Hijo

    • College Bound, Plan de estudios para la escuela secundaria y el futuro (High School & Beyond Plan), WAFSA/FAFSA, Running Start, Colegio Comunitario/Universidad, Escuela Técnica/Apprenticeship, I-Best Program.

    2 de marzo, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Aprenda Cómo Apoyar a su Hijo en la Escuela - Cómo Participar e Informarse

    • Entender los calendarios del distrito/las escuelas, Uso de Skyward/Family Access, Cómo comunicarse mejor con el maestro de su hijo, Asistencia/Tardanza, Formas de apoyar a su hijo con la tarea, Formas de participar/involucrarse en las actividades escolares, CEE.

    13 de abril, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Características de una Familia Feliz, Unida y Saludable

    • Comunicación, Disciplina, Costumbres/Tradiciones, Manejo de la Ira/Conflictos.

    11 de mayo, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Cómo Criar Niños Resilientes: Entender Sobre Trauma y la Ciencia de la Esperanza

    • Crianza de los hijos durante una pandamenia, Definición de trauma, Importancia de la resiliencia y la salud mental, Comprender el impacto del estrés y la manera de reducirlo, La ciencia de la esperanza.