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October 2020

2020 Parent Association President and PCW Representative Orientation

October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join fellow Parent Association Presidents and PCW Representatives from other Parents Council of Washington member schools for a presentation by Katherine Lewis, an American journalist and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever-And What to Do About It. Following this interactive talk, you will learn about your roles and responsibilities as a vital part of the Parents Council of Washington community and how to access communications tools that will help you connect…

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2020 “Miss Representation” & “The Mask You Live In” Movie Screening

October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Parents Council of Washington is pleased to have Judith Warner, author of "And Then They Stopped Talking to Me - Making Sense of Middle School" as a host moderator for both these films which address gender stereotypes fueled by society, schools, and the media. Click here for "Miss Representation" trailer. Click here for " The Mask You Live In" trailer.

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November 2020

2020 Lower School Forum

November 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Parents Council of Washington welcomes you to our first annual Lower School Forum. Esteemed panelists will address topics facing Lower School communities in regard to our 2020 theme Whole Student. Whole School.,followed by a question-and-answer period. This is a wonderful opportunity for member school parents, faculty, staff and administrators., followed by a question-and-answer period. This is a wonderful opportunity for member school parents, faculty, staff and administrators.

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January 2021

February 2021

2021 Upper School Student Leader Breakfast

February 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The Upper School Leader Breakfast is a moderated, open, and confidential program for member school juniors and seniors. Each school is invited to select two student leaders to represent their school’s perspective and to speak on issues facing students, such as time management, risk taking behavior, relationships, the power of schools beyond their borders, academic integrity/cheating, stress, and regulating student speech. Throughout the day, students select conversation topics and explore them in-depth in both large and small group settings.  

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2021 Middle School Student Leader Breakfast

February 9, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The Middle School Student Leader Breakfast presents an opportunity for today’s youngest teens to join together to discuss issues of importance to them. Member schools are invited to send two seventh graders for breakfast and self-directed conversation in both large and small group contexts. Conversation can explore issues such as social status, self-image, stress, technology, communication with family and teachers and social media, among other topics. A separate and similar discussion also occurs concurrently among administrators accompanying student attendees.  

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2021 PCW Speaker – Ron Lieber

February 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PCW is pleased to have Ron Lieber,  New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of "The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous", and "Smart About Money", present to our member school community.  Mr. Lieber will discuss his latest book, “What to Pay for College”.

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March 2021

2021 Upper School Deans’ Breakfast

March 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
The Potomac School United States

Our Deans' Breakfast is a unique opportunity for our member school Upper School Deans of Students to come together and confidentially collaborate on issues of shared interest. The foundation for this annual conversation is our Upper School Student Leader Breakfast summary, which highlights the issues, dialogue, and insights students raised at this year's breakfast event, without attribution to any specific student or school.  PCW provides the Deans with the Upper School Student Leader Breakfast summary in advance of the Deans’…

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May 2021

2021 PA Presidents’ Forum

May 11, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
The Primary Day School, 7300 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

The PA Presidents’ Forum is an informative networking event open to current year and incoming Parent Association Presidents at Member Schools. The PA Presidents’ Forum provides an opportunity for an open discussion on issues of your choice, as well as a reflective perspective for incoming PA Presidents with advice and insight from outgoing PA Presidents addressing “what I know now that I wish I knew then.”

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