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October 2021

2021 Lower School Forum

October 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Parents Council of Washington welcomes you to our Lower School Forum. Esteemed panelists will address topics facing Lower School communities in regard to our 2021-2022 theme Connectedness. This is a wonderful opportunity for member school parents, faculty, staff and administrators.

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November 2021

2021 Fall Speaker – Rosetta Lee

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Parents Council of Washington is pleased to welcome Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee, Outreach Specialist at Seattle Girls' School and a highly-regarded expert of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues, to discuss connection to self and with others.  Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross-cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools. Time for Q&A will be provided after the presentation.

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December 2021

2021 Winter Speakers – Dr. Chris Thurber and Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

December 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New book, The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure, addresses the biggest parenting dilemma of all time: how to push kids to succeed and find happiness in a challenging world without pushing them too far.  Drs. Chris Thurber and Hendrie Weisinger will outline eight methods for transforming harmful pressure to healthy pressure and discuss the fine art of balancing the application of parent pressure.

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January 2022

2022 Movie Screening – “The Upstanders”

January 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual MD 20817 United States

The Upstanders, an iNDIEFLIX original documentary about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying, addresses the multiple facets of cyber-bullying including bully, victim, bystander, and family member. Remote learning and socializing due to COVID-19 has increased screen time for children while also significantly increasing circumstances of cyber-bullying. Changing human behavior and connection is key to providing bystanders the tools and confidence to "change the narrative" to eradicate cyber-bullying. Join PCW for viewing and discussion of The Upstanders.

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February 2022

2022 Upper School Student Leader Breakfast

February 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
TBD United States

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. Snow…

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March 2022

2022 Middle School Student Leader Breakfast

March 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
TBD United States

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. Snow…

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April 2022

2022 Upper School Dean of Students Breakfast

April 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
TBD 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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2022 Spring Speakers – Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

April 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Parents Council of Washington is happy to welcome back Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, national bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, to discuss their new book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home.  Together they have over 60 years combined practical and clinical experience talking with kids. One of the most common questions they are asked by parents and educators is: What do you say?  Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson will…

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May 2022

2022 Parent Association Presidents’ Forum

May 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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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