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School/Parent Resources (General)
Action for Healthy Kids ~ www.actionforhealthykids.org
Healthy students are better able to develop and learn. Learn more about ways to support positive changes in children's fitness and nutrition in your community whether at a local, state or national level.
ADD Resources ~ www.addresources.org
Articles and information intended to help people with attention deficit disorder reach their full potential.
Bicycle Safety ~ www.pedbikeinfo.org/bicyclesaferjourney/
The Federal Highway Administration is pleased to announce the release of Bicycle Safer Journey, a new tool to educate teens and children about safe bicycling behaviors. Bicycle Safer Journey is a free, online education tool designed to help educators, parents and others who care about bicycle safety to get the conversation started with children and youth.
Bullying Prevention ~ www.stopbullying.gov
The US Department of Health and Human Services has this resource available to help eliminate bullying at school.
Bright Futures ~ www.brightfutures.org
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.
Child & Family WebGuide ~ www.cfw.tufts.edu
Operated by Tufts University, the WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research, parenting information, and practical advice.
Child Care Resource & Referral Network ~ www.childcarenet.org
Finding the right caregiver for your child means thinking about the needs of both your child and the family when deciding if a particular setting meets those needs. This website offers up-to-date referral information on licensed child & youth care.
Edge Foundation ~ www.edgefoundation.org
The Edge Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that works to help students with ADHD (as well as students with executive functioning challenges that have not been diagnosed with ADHD) to achieve their full potential. The Edge Foundation provides life coaches who are trained in Edge’s specialized ADHD coaching model, which has been scientifically proven to effectively improve students’ self regulation and approach to learning. Edge Foundation coaches help students address issues such as transition to college, organizational skills, time management, goal setting and focus.
FCC Parents' Place ~ www.fcc.gov/parents
This website, created by the Federal Communications Commission, has an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access.
Safe Kids Worldwide ~ www.safekids.org
As kids gear up for sports this fall, Safe Kids Worldwide is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to release information about common sports injuries and how to keep kids safe and in the game.
The Washington Poison Center ~ www.wapc.org
The Washington Poison Center, a 501 c 3 non-profit, is available 24/7 to answer your calls concerning medications, drug interactions, chemicals, plants, and other poison concerns for people of all ages. All calls are confidential and free with the exception of calls concerning pets ($30 charge). Call 1-800-222-1222 for questions or emergencies.
Washington Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities ~ www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/wa.htm
A reliable source of information and support including government programs, grassroots organizations, and parent support groups.
Youth Suicide Prevention Program ~ www.yspp.org
The YSPP mission is to reduce suicide attempts and deaths among Washington State youth. This website provides tangible ways to build a safety net for the youth of your community, and to change the staggering youth suicide statistics in our state.
Girl Scouts, Sammamish, Service Unit 424
Girl Scouts gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something big. Girls ages 5-17 can join and it's never too late! Many girls develop bonds that last a lifetime, and some troops remain together for many years.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
McAuliffe Cub Scout Pack 545
When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young boy's life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.
Before/After School Programs and Child Care
Positive Ally ~ www.positiveally.com
Special Needs Resources
LWSD Guide to Special Education (pdf)
Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group
Parent to Parent Program (by Arc of King County)
Parent to Parent (P2P) is a program for parents by parents who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or with special health care needs.
Children and Adults with Attention Defiticit/Hyperactivity Disorder ~ www.chadd.org
Parenting a Child with ADHD Information ~ Parenting a Child with ADHD | What Parents Can Do To Help (gbfamilylaw.com)
Dyslexia Information ~ www.explore1in5.org
Click here to go to the McAuliffe Special Needs page.
The next time you're at school, stop by the bulletin board outside the main office and take a look at what's available in the "kiosk" file cabinet.