Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Dr. Walsh is currently working on the role of technology in the lives of children. How much is too much?
Video by Minnetonka Schools. Dr. David Walsh, noted psychologist and educator, visited with Minnetonka Schools parents and staff earlier this month. He is currently working on the role of technology in the lives of children. How much use is too much? How should we introduce technology to a child? Dr. Walsh participated in several workshops at the District Service Center. In this video, he shares his top five tips for modern parenting.
Monday, March 25, 2013
"The bill passed out of committee with a unanimous vote and is now on the general registry to be heard by the full House. Senator Bonoff is carrying the bill in the state Senate."
Monday, March 25
Dear Neighbors, This past week has been another busy one, with the DFL House leadership releasing its budget framework, gun control issues on the front burner, and the introduction of my bi-partisan “party bus” bill designed to protect our youth. The Minnesota House DFL has made it clear in its budget framework that education is the key to our future by committing to make significant, smart, accountability based investments ($700 million) in early childhood through post-secondary education to improve outcomes for our learners. This budget framework also pays back the full $854 million that has been borrowed from our schools. You know that this has been my commitment, as I am the author of House File 1, which pays back our schools. This …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Younger students in the Minnetonka School District learn how to make good choices from "the big kids."
Video by Minnetonka Schools: Members of the Minnetonka High School Teen Leadership Challenge speak to elementary students across the district. Their message warns students about the dangers of drugs and how to make safe life decisions. It's one of the leadership opportunities TLC provides high school students, and elementary students get the message from people closer to their age.
Monday, March 11, 2013
On Tuesday, the author will host a variety of events in Minnetonka on the topic of his book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tonka CARES is inviting parents in the district to read Dr. David Walsh's latest book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier.
Thursday, February 21
How do you avoid power struggles with a two-year-old? Communicate with your 16-year-old? Do sleep and nutrition matter? Tonka CARES is inviting parents in the district to read Dr. David Walsh's latest book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier. We all want the best for our kids. With new studies out every week promising the “right” way to raise kids, most adults don’t know who to believe. Dr. David Walsh helps shed light on new brain research and cut through the headlines to employ science-based research. After reading the book, you can participate in any of the book discussions and workshops on Tuesday, March 12 with the author himself. Tonka CARES is a …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Would you allow your students to go on a party bus to a school function?
With prom and graduation on the way this month, Minnetonka High School and parents are concerned about how students plan to travel to these events. Specifically, the concern is with “party buses.” Tonka CARES, the community coalition working to reduce illegal substance use among youth in the Minnetonka School District, formed a work group to look at the benefits and risks associated with the use of party buses for school dances. Prom for Minnetonka High School is Friday, May 18, and students have said that they think the vast majority of students use party buses for prom and homecoming. What seems like a safe and fun alternative to driving can have some downsides that parents may not consider, according to Tonka CARES. “A lot of times …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Authors of "From Binge to Blackout" will visit Minnetonka High School on Feb. 28.
Instead of ignoring the problem, Tonka CARES is bringing teen drinking into the spotlight. The Tonka CARES group, which is a community collaboration working to reduce illegal substance use among youth in the Minnetonka School District, is hosting a community book read in February and March. The book, "From Binge to Blackout," was written by a mother and son after the son’s drinking started to spiral out of control. The authors of the book will help with a few community presentations on Tuesday, Feb. 28 to students, parents and the community. Tonka CARES invites the public to welcome the authors, Chris and Toren Volkmann, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka High School Arts Center. Tonka CARES has a rich schedule on Feb 28 with events for …