Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of the Common Ground Speaker Series! We are delighted to share a fantastic slate of speakers who are eager to share their expertise and wisdom with us. Whether your children have just started elementary school or are looking toward college, our speakers will be on hand to guide you on your parenting journey.
As part of our efforts to more fully engage with our community, we are delighted to announce that we are partnering with three outstanding organizations aligned with our mission of inspiring strong families. For our kick-off event on September 17 at Junipero Serra High School we join forces with StarVista for their annual Navigating the Tides event. This not-to-be-missed mental health panel will feature Julie Lythcott-Haims, along with StarVista mental health experts. Rachael Myrow, KQED's acting Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, will join us to moderate this event. Please mark your calendars as you don't want to miss this informative evening!

This fall, we will also be featuring Common Sense Media as they share the results of a just-released national study on teens and media use. And in early 2020, the Children's Health Council will lead a panel discussion about anxiety, depression and learning differences. CHC has officially joined us as a member through their Sand Hill School – we are thrilled to be working together to deepen our commitment to families with learning differences.

Please take a moment to add these events to your master calendars as you won't want to miss this special season! As Jane Goodall says, "One thing I learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun." Let's spend this year enjoying our children and each other, celebrating and learning together.


Marcie Kay
Executive Director
Common Ground Speaker Series
Fall Event Lineup
Tues Sept 17, 7:00pm
Junipero Serra High School
Thurs Oct 3 , 7:00pm
Menlo School
Tues Oct 15, 9:30am
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Tues Oct 15 , 7:00pm
St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
Tues Oct 22 , 7:00pm
Bellarmine Preparatory
Common Sense Media Logo

Mon Nov 4, 7:00pm
Woodside Elementary
Patience for Alternative Paths

Tues Nov 12 , 7:00pm
Menlo School
For Parents and Teens!
Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Tues Dec 10 , 9:30am
The Nueva School (Bay Meadows Campus)
Tues Dec 10 , 7:00pm
Sacred Heart Preparatory
Spring Event Lineup
Eberhard&Lythcott-Haims Photo
How Unconscious Bias Shapes Behavior

in conversation with
Wed Jan 15 , 7:00pm
Sacred Heart Preparatory
Changing the Game
Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids

Mon Jan 27, 7:00pm
Crystal Springs Uplands School
(Middle School Campus)

Tues Jan 28
9:30am, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School

7:00pm, Woodside Priory School
John O'Sullivan HeadShot
CHC Logo
Our New Community Partner!
Is It LD/ADHD, Anxiety or Both?

Wed Feb 12 , 7:00pm
Menlo School
Modern Masculinity
Raising a Stand-Up Guy
Not a Stand-By Guy

Tues Feb 25 , 7:00pm
Junipero Serra High School

Wed Feb 26 , 7:00pm
St. Francis High School
Jackson Katz HeadShot
Michael Reichert HeadShot
How to Raise a Boy
Nurturing the Emotional Lives of Our Sons

Wed Mar 4 , 9:30am
Harker School (Middle School Campus)

Wed Mar 4 , 7:00pm
Trinity School
We Need To Talk
How to Have Conversations That Matter

Tues Mar 24 , 9:30am
The Nueva School (Bay Meadows Campus)

Tues Mar 24 , 7:00pm
Bowman School
Celeste Headlee Headshot
Event Admission
All Common Ground Speaker Series events are free of charge to the parents, faculty and staff of our member schools. Adults not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door. Please register for each event to receive convenient reminders and updates. Also plan for early arrival to ensure seating which will be first come, first served.

Directions and more information about Common Ground Speaker Series, including a list of our member schools, may be found on our website .