Sponsored by the Kamiak PTO

Four-week workshop series for Parents (7:00 pm) and Teens (6:00pm)

Thursdays: May 7th – June 4th, 2020

We invite all Kamiak teens and parents to join separate weekly Zoom calls facilitated by Cher Anderton (MSW, LSWAIC). The calls will be one hour and held separately for students and parents/caregivers. Hear from well-known Seattle-based Mental Health Therapist, Cher Anderton, as she helps our community manage in a time of high anxiety and helps students connect and parents bond.

Each week Cher will center on different social-emotional topics followed by a discussion of implementation strategies, and a question and answer period. Feel free to call in to join one or all of the meetings. This is free of charge, with a maximum occupancy of 300 people.

TEEN CONNECTION : Navigating in Uncertain Times (Two-Week Series)

Dates: Thursday May 7th and 14th @6:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PARENT SUPPORT : Navigating in Uncertain Times (Four-Week Series)

Dates: Thursday May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th @ 7:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Purpose : To support students and parent/caregivers with low burden strategies to navigate current events in the best possible way.

Instructor : Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC is a mental health therapist, MTSS-B/PBIS coach, Trauma Informed Practices consultant, Positive Discipline parent educator and former elementary school counselor. In short, Cher loves working with adults to grow their skill set and improve resilience and sustainability in heart-center fields of work and life. Cher is also the parent of 4 teens, one of which she and her partner adopted from foster care when he was almost 8 years old. Cher has a BA in History and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.

Refer to, Facebook: Cher Anderton, LLC, Instagram: @cher_anderton for more information about the instructor.

Disclaimer: While I am a licensed social worker in the State of Washington, we are not creating a client/therapist relationship with this education series. The web series, and any services associated with the series, including but not exclusive to, open office hours, social media posts and any other form of communication are for educational purposes only.

We have new a new e-mail address

Volunteer request.

Have you heard about the New Graduation Requirements for students 2021 and beyond?

Do you know what they are?  If not, please come and find out!

Kamiak Principal, Dr. Hong and Assistant Principal, Mr. Shurtleff will be presenting and answering questions about the new graduation requirements and Kamiak’s School Improvement Plan. 

When: Monday, February 10th
Where: Kamiak Counseling Center 
Time: 6:30-8pm

Kamiak PTO will provide cookies and punch!

We are wondering if there are a couple new interested PTO people who would be interested in helping with our textbook check-ins and/or check-outs.

Our busiest seasons are:

  • August business days,
  • the first three days of school,
  • and the last week or so of school

Tasks involve greeting students, helping to place textbooks where they belong, filling textbook needs, and general organizational tasks like mending, barcoding, and shelving novels, etc.

We have our share of fun, too, as these responsibilities largely occur during the fresh start of a school year and as summer approaches for all!

We have a smaller need coming up currently scheduled on January 30th (freshmen health book check-in) and on February 4th (2nd semester health book check out), that would be a great introduction to our textbook system.

Are there a couple interested volunteers who would like to join us for either of these dates?  We’d love to meet them!

Thank you,

Jennifer D. Baxter  x5597, Lab 317

2019-2020 hours: 7:00am-1:30pm

Computer Lab Specialist and Textbook Coordinator

Mobile Device Sign Up:

Happy Thanksgiving Kamiak community!

As we go into our holiday weekend we wanted to take a moment to pause and say thank you to the Kamiak community for all your help last week. We put out the call for help and you really answered!  It was really amazing how quickly the volunteer list for the service filled up. Every need on there was met and then some. The staff and the Kamiak PTO board appreciate all that you have done both for the service and the staff appreciation luncheon. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and if you are traveling, safe travels.

Thank you,

Kamiak PTO

We need a few volunteers

The staff at Kamiak is looking for a few volunteers to help get the Clarion Newletter mailed out.

They need help on Wednesday, November 6th from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Email us at if you can lend a hand.


Kamiak PTO