Dyslexia 101
October 17th 7pm
The Public Meeting Room at the Kenmore Fire Station 7220 NE 181st Street, KENMORE, WA 98028

Laura Rogan, author of Wired for Reading, will present the science behind identifying dyslexic students and designing intervention. This presentation is jointly sponsored by the HiCap Council and SEPAC, the first of a series of talks about learning disabilities and other issues that can affect both HiCap and Special Ed kids. If you have a child who struggles with any of these things: writing, spelling, conventions, punctuation, phonics, math word problems, reading comprehension on standardized tests (but not necessarily in their own reading), your child may have a form of dyslexia. Dyslexia is way more common than most people realize, and for high IQ kids, they usually read fine and even above grade level, because they learned to read with “sight words” rather than phonics. Many HiCap kids aren’t formally diagnosed with dyslexia until middle school (or later) – but just like any learning disability, early intervention is best, and early identification is extremely helpful. If you wonder if this might apply to your child, please come and learn more!

HiCap Information Night
October 24th 7pm-8pm
Northshore PAC (Bothell High School, 18125 92nd Ave NE)

This annual presentation is done by the District HiCap Administrators. Members of the HiCap Parents Council will also be attending and will be available to chat before and after the presentation.

What Parents Need to Know About Smart Kids
October 27th 7pm-8pm
NSD Admin Building (3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell

Your child’s unique “quirks” may actually be well-studied social & emotional behavior patterns that appear across large populations of highly intelligent children. Learn what’s normal, what to expect as they grow, and why HiCap school programs are optimal for kids’ social and emotional development, as well as developing their academic talents. Presented by Austina De Bonte, President of Northshore HiCap Parent Board, and President of NW Gifted Child Association.

The event What is AAP Really Like? is tomorrow, March 16th, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Main Administration Building (3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell).

This talk is intended for families who have been offered placement into the AAP program for 2016-2017. The talk will include a panel of students and their parents from the various AAP and Junior High HiCap programs to share their experiences and help answer questions.


Helping Your Child Thrive:
10 Tips For Raising A Well-Rounded Adult

What should parents do to help their children thrive? What are the most important things kids should be learning to find their path? What skills will they need to develop to become capable adults? Join parent educator, Myla Rugge, for a lively, interesting discussion about what parents can do to help their children develop life-skills that will serve them now and in the future.
January 20, 2016 – 7:00pm

Northshore School District Administrative Center, Boardroom
3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021-8972

Myla Rugge is a parent educator who specializes in the transition to parenthood, as well as parent development. Her knowledge of parenting practices combined with her experience in higher education gives her a unique perspective when talking with parents about raising kids. Prior to becoming a mom, she worked with students in the Office of Admissions at the University Of Washington, School of Medicine, as well as an Academic Adviser in the University of Washington Undergraduate Advising Office.