What Do You Think?  

    Every year, as part of our grant requirements, VARSA asks families to take the Community Survey. Information gathered is used to track community attitudes and respond to the underage substance use issues we face here on Vashon.





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     McMurray Middle School

    Wednesdays join a  free weekly Parent Coffee Hour, facilitated by Parent Educator, Teacher & Counselor Woody Pollock.  Consider joining Woody and other parents for lively discussion and support around navigating the adolescent years.

    During the month of October, Coffee Hour will highlight how parents can maintain a sense of curiosity and seek to understand the often puzzling behavior of our adolescents.  See attached flier.  Coffee Hour meets each Wednesday at McMurray in the Portable from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
    Questions?  Contact Woody Pollock at wpollock@vashonsd.org


    Chautauqua Elementary School

    Chautauqua Coffee Hour is an opportunity for parents to get to know one another, learn and share parenting ideas, and get caffeinated! Most meetings will have a short parenting topic presented by the facilitator and parent educator, Christine Wood, as well as time for each person to check in and ask a parenting question if they choose to. Meetings are every Wednesday from 9:15-10:15 am in Room #330 (small district conference room).

    Christine Wood is the Program Manager and Parent Educator at the VYFS Family Place (formerly known as Playspace). She has made a nearly 20 year study of child development and the parenting practices that support children to reach their full potential. Christine is raising three teenage boys and finds parenting to be endlessly wonderful, amusing, and challenging.