PTA Coffee Talk announces 2018-19 schedule, will kick off with “Back to School Report” Sept 19

Laguna Beach PTA Coffee Talk (formerly known as Coffee Break) has announced its 2018-19 schedule. The series features programming organized and supported by the Laguna Beach PTA Council’s Parent Education Committee.

The series is usually (but not always) held on Wednesday mornings and features a guest speaker – local professional parents, invited ‘out of town’ speakers and some internationally renowned speakers – who present a topic that is relevant to parents, guardians and mentors. 

The series will kick off on Wednesday, Sept 19 with a “Back To School Report,” presented by LBUSD Superintendent Dr. Jason Viloria and district staff, who will update the community on the strengths of our schools, progress that has been made, and expectations for the future. The event will be held at Laguna Beach City Hall in the Council Chambers from 8:30 - 10 a.m. It is free to PTA members and $10 for non-members. To RSVP, click here.

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PTA Coffee Talk kicks off on Wednesday, Sept 19 with a “Back to School Report,” presented by Dr. Jason Viloria, LBUSD Superintendent, and district staff

On Wednesday, Oct 3, the PTA will host a “New Family Welcome Tea.” This is a chance for new parents to meet other families in the district and learn more about our community. Longtime residents are welcome to join and help welcome the new families. The event is from 8:30 - 10 a.m.; the location is TBD.

On Wednesday, Oct 17, special guest speaker Tyler Durman will discuss the “Four things to deepen respect, avoid rebellion, and enjoy more laughter around the table.” The event is from 8:30 - 10 a.m. and will be held at Seven 7 Seven, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd.

The following talk will be on Wednesday, Nov 14 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Featured guest speaker Richard Watt, author of “Entitlemania: How Not to Spoil Your Kids, and What to Do If You Have,” will speak about entitlement and how to avoid supporting it as a parent. The event will be held at Seven 7 Seven, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Starting the new year on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Jess Hopkins will present “How to handle gossiping, bullying, and intentional excluding.” The event is intended for parents and children ages 13 and older. The location is TBD.

Then on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 8:30 - 10 a.m., will offer a presentation on “Keeping kids safe online.” The event will be held at Seven 7 Seven, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd, and is intended for adults only.

Coffee Talk is open to all parents, LBUSD personnel and the public. Admission to the talks is free for PTA members and typically includes coffee, tea, bagels, and pastries. For more information, visit