Parent Education on January 28th @ Inglemoor

Moorlands Elementary PTA has planned an EPIC Parent & Student Education Night on Tuesday, January 28th in the Inglemoor High School Theater - open to Northshore School District families! Feel free to attend one, two or all three parts.



  • 5:30-6:30pm
    • Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
  • 6:30-8:00pm
    • School & Home Emergency Preparedness
      • 6-6:45pm - Prepare Smart, Hopem Emergency Preparedness
      • 6:50-7:10pm - School Emergency Preparedness
      • 7:15-7:35pm - Reunification
      • 7:40-7:55pm - Be Smart, Home Weapon Safety - Mom's Demand
  • 8:00-9:00pm
    • Screenagers: The Next Chapter


Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age (5:30-6:30pm)

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny 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 best navigate the digital world and find balance.


School & Home Emergency Preparedness (6:30-8:00pm)

Come discuss Eprep in the context of schools and home - as well as learn about what a reunification plan would look like if something serious were to happen. Have you updated your Parent Vue Emergency Contacts info recently? Your information needs to be current to ensure a smooth reunification with loved ones. Henry Simon, Bill Brooks, Clark Combs, and Prepare Smart will present and take questions. Join us for a community effort to be ready for whatever "big one" befalls us nex

  • 6-6:45pm - Prepare Smart, Hopem Emergency Preparedness
  • 6:50-7:10pm - School Emergency Preparedness
  • 7:15-7:35pm - Reunification
  • 7:40-7:55pm - Be Smart, Home Weapon Safety - Mom's Demand


Screenagers: The Next Chapter (8:00-9:00pm)

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER shows many ways parents, counselors, and educators can help teens build crucial skills for navigating stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Since 2011, there has been a 59% increase in teens reporting depressive symptoms 
  • Scientific data shows that 2+ hours a day on social media correlates with a higher chance of having unhappy feelings 
  • Teens say their main way of coping with stress is to turn to a screen—this is concerning for many reasons and we need to ensure they have other coping skills 
  • Some schools are implementing innovative programs, such as wellness clubs, where teens teach their peers essential communication skills, like conflict resolution and relationship building 
  • State of the art therapies, including mindfulness, exposure therapy, and behavior activation, are being used to successfully treat anxiety and depression and yet many teens and adults don’t know that these proven interventions exist 
  • When teens suppress emotions, research shows it negatively impacts their school work and other cognitive tasks 
  • Just like toddlers’ brains are primed to learn languages, teenage brains are primed for learning skills to navigate complicated emotions 
  • A recent study shows that when parents jump in, their stress goes down but their kid’s stress goes up 
  • Why it’s important to help teens get comfortable feeling uncomfortable 
  • Forward-thinking, concrete solutions for parents, counselors, and educators