Manage Morning Madness


Join us on Tuesday, September 20, at 8:25 am in the Art Room for a “Managing Morning Madness” Coffee Talk.
Facilitator Liz Emmett-Mattox is a parent educator and coach. She will discuss tips from her book, All Good Mornings, which offers parents a deeper understanding of why mornings are so hard, and simple, practical tools to make mornings easier for everyone.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet and catch up with other families in our community! This event is co-sponsored by the BCSIS ED Council and the Parent Engagement Network (PEN)

Any questions? Contact Jill Iwaskow at

January Coffee Talk

Join us Tuesday, January 19th for a coffee talk on “Estate Planning and Choosing a Guardian for Your Children.”

Local attorney, Martha Hartney, will discuss the following:

• How to choose guardians for your children and not make any of the six common mistakes parents and lawyers make when naming guardians

• How to put your financial house in order and keep it that way

• Confirm you are making smart financial choices regarding saving for college, and more,

She will also answer questions related to parents’ circumstances.

Coffee talks are a wonderful opportunity to get to know other families in our community!

When/Where:  Tuesday, January 19th, after drop off at 8:25 in the library

 – This is a parent-to-parent sponsored event hosted at BCSIS. This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by BCSIS or BVSD. 

Coffee Talk: The Zen of Trip Tracker


Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 PEN Coffee Talk for BCSIS and High Peaks

Join us Tuesday, October 20th for “The Zen of Trip Tracker” PEN Coffee Talk

BCSIS parent and Trip Tracker Guru, David Adamson, will explore how, with little effort and time, your family can make easy money to spend at local shops, get exercise, improve health, help the environment, have family bonding, and teach your children valuable lessons…all just by participating as much or as little as you can in Trip Tracker!

Many people don’t realize the easy ways to participate and we’ll go over that in an open discussion.  For example, even if you live far away, parking just a few blocks from the school counts!

If you’re already doing Trip Tracker, there is always something to learn (did you know after-school and carpools count?) or just come and catch up with other parents, and have free coffee and yummy snacks at this informal chat.  

This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet and catch up with other families in our community! 

When/Where: October 20th, after drop off at 8:25 in the library. 

 – BCSIS Ed Council and Parent Engagement Network (PEN) 

Learn more about TripTracker at and PEN at: and Ed Council at

Any questions?  Contact: Jill Iwaskow at

Meet the Candidates for School Board


You are invited to the Candidate Coffee Talk that ED Council is hosting on Wed. Oct. 7th from 8:30-9:30, in the library. Chris Barge and Kathy Gebhardt will both be there to talk about the issues, and to take questions.