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May 2020

2020 Parent Association Presidents’ Forum

May 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
MD 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.” Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 9:30 - 11:00am Venue: Virtual

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Parenting During and Ongoing Pandemic – Dr. Michael Thompson & Dr. Rob Evans

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live online event featuring well-known psychologists and best-selling authors  Rob Evans, Ed.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Date: May 6, 2020 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Virtual Click HERE to view this webinar.

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March 2020

2020 “LIKE” Movie Screening

March 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 3, 2020 @ 12:30 am
Online Screening United States

The Parents Council of Washington is pleased to offer a free screening of the documentary film LIKE for our member school communities.  Click here to see a preview of LIKE. Online Movie Screening and Q&A Participants choose date/time to view film between Monday, March 30 and Friday, April 3 Participants must be from PCW member schools (parents, administrators, faculty, staff, students) Link sent to all who RSVP (limit 500) Online Q&A session with Phyllis Fagell, LCPC Thursday, April 2 at…

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2020 Upper School Deans’ Breakfast

March 9, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Potomac School United States + Google Map

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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February 2020

2020 Middle School Student Leader Breakfast

February 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101 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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2020 Upper School Student Leader Breakfast

February 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD 20854 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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December 2019

2019 “Screenagers Next Chapter” Movie Screening and Moderated Discussion

December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Landmark Theatres, 7235 Woodmont Avenue MD 20817 United States + Google Map

This year the Parents Council of Washington's Best Practices Forum will take the form of a film screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience followed by a moderated discussion with Ned Johnson and Dr. William Stixrud, authors of the bestseller The Self-Driven Child. Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 11:30am Location:  Landmark Theatre/Bethesda Row Cinema This event is open to parents, faculty, administrators, and staff from our member schools.      

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November 2019

2019 Fall Speaker – Lisa Damour, PhD

November 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
National Presbyterian School, 4121 Nebraska Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC , 20016 United States

"Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Tweens and Teens" Join us to hear Lisa Damour, PhD, and  NYT bestselling author of Under Pressure (2019) and Untangled (2016). Come connect and learn: the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress and anxiety research-based practical solutions to help manage tension, toxic stress, and worries how to help our sons and daughters build strength and confidence

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October 2019

2019 Lower School Forum

October 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
The McLean School, 8224 Lochinver Lane
Potomac, MD 20854 United States
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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 2019 theme Healthy. Connected. Engaged., followed by a question-and-answer period. This is a wonderful opportunity for member school parents, faculty, staff and administrators. Presenting panelists: Anna Carello, Associate Head of School, Beauvoir School Frankie Engelking, Director of Student & Community Wellness, McLean School Edwin Gordon, Head of School, Congressional School Scott Lawrence, Head…

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September 2019

2019 Parent Association President and PCW Representative Orientation

September 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Holton-Arms School, 7303 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Join fellow Parent Association Presidents and PCW Representatives from other Parents Council of Washington member schools for a presentation by Phyllis Fagell, licensed clinical professional counselor and author of Middle School Matters. 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 your school community with PCW programs and resources.

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