BRING A FRIEND! If you know someone who is concerned about how education at the national and local level affects Washington Township bring them to a meeting!!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS Here are the dates for 2017-2018 meetings: September 20 October 18 November 15 (at North Central) December – NO MEETING January 17 February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16
Wednesday, August 16, 7-9pm
Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer + Committees Kick-off
This month we will:
1) Hear from Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer: Parent, Advocate, Monroe County Community School Corporation Board Member
Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer, Indiana Education Legend
Cathy is a well-known advocate for public education in Indiana and nationally (you've probably read one of her many editorials or seen clips of her amazing speeches). She's also a mom of four, a new member of the Monroe County School Board, and great friend of PCN. She has recently been actively involved in the movement to eliminate "lunch shaming" policies.
Cathy will share her perspective on how policy has affected her district and what issues Monroe County is dealing with. She will also share the inspiring story of her evolution from "just" a parent to a school board member and nationally known advocate. We think it will bring some wonderful inspiration and perspective to start off the year!
2) Committee Kick-Off
There is a place for everyone and we need all hands on deck to be able to Inform, Collaborate, Influence and Advocate!!!
ALL PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS FROM ALL WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS ARE WELCOME!
Note: After the formal meeting, we invite parents to gather at Big Lug Canteen for social time. It's good food (and beverage) and great conversation. All 21 and over are welcome!
On the agenda for 2017...
September: DisState Superintendent Jennifer McCormick
October: Washington Township Police Force
Do you know someone who would be an excellent delegate/ambassador/representative/contributor for any of the schools in Washington Township? Bring them to a meeting. The more the merrier!
We would love to have more parents JUST LIKE YOU from all of our wonderful schools to regularly attend our monthly two-hour meetings.
Parent Council Network is the perfect volunteer opportunity for parents who can't volunteer at school during the work day. Get involved at the DISTRICT level.
NOTE: Committees meet the same night as Parent Council Network meetings to accommodate busy schedules.
TWO.HOURS.PER.MONTH. That's it! We have just nine meetings during the school year. 18.HOURS.PER.YEAR.
We value diverse opinions, perspectives and skills to help us work on issues that matter to Washington Township parents and students across our entire district.
This is where we will post minutes and audio from each meeting...stay tuned...
Having an active, independent parent-driven advocacy group in Washington Township demonstrates to the Administration, School Board and entire community that we care about our schools, teachers and kids. By providing information to parents and caregivers, we empower them to be leaders in our community. With our active committees, we enable them to have an impact on issues that matter and ultimately affect the quality of the public education experience for all families in our district.
In addition, we are a useful, supportive group in two key ways: 1) by serving our district in an advisory capacity on many different issues and 2) by being active in support of our schools at the local and state levels.
Meet Your Current Leaders:
2017-2018 Board of Directors
President: Taryn Greaser (Fox Hill/Westlane)
Immediate Past President: Kristina Frey (Fox Hill)