Happy New Year!

Since winter is here, it's important to know our inclement weather policy: if the hosting school or Montgomery County Public Schools have a delayed start or a closure, our programs are rescheduled to the snow date. We will post any schedule change information on our website,  www.parentscouncil.org .
 
REGISTER NOW!! Movie Screening, Tuesday, January 15th

Our next program is a free movie screening of   Beyond Measure  on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 9:30-11:30am. A flyer for distribution to your school community can be downloaded  here  and you can register here .
 
If you haven’t already done so, please post the flyer in the teacher lounges at your school, invite school counselors to attend and include the following information in school newsletters and other communications to parents, staff and administrators:
 
“The Parents Council of Washington is hosting a free movie screening of  Beyond Measure   on  Tuesday, January 15, 2019  from 9:30–11:30am, at the  Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema,  7235 Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. This event is open to member school parents, grandparents, staff, faculty and administrators. Seating is limited and reservations are required. A copy of the flyer is attached  here  and you may RSVP  here .”
 
If you have registered and your plans have changed, please let us know as soon as possible at  administration@parentscouncil.org .
 
Student Leader Breakfasts

FYI only (note that no action is required by PCW Reps) -- in February, we will host two programs for students of PCW Member Schools: our Upper School Student Leader Breakfast will be on Tuesday, February 5 at Bullis School, and the Middle School Student Leader Breakfast will be on Tuesday, February 12 at The Langley School. Administrators at member schools select two students to participate in each of these forums.
Following the events, Executive Summaries of the student discussions are posted on our website. Please note that the summaries are anonymous -- we do not include identifying information about any of the students or schools. If you are curious about the topics at last year's forums, you can read the summaries of our 2018 Upper School Student Leader Breakfast and our 2018 Middle School Student Leader Breakfast .

Get Ready for our 2019 Best Practices Forum

Our Best Practices Forum will take place on  Tuesday,   April 9, 2019   from 6:00-8:30pm  (please note that the forum will be an evening program this year) at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. and is open to all parents, administrators, faculty, and staff from PCW member schools.  This year's topic is Promoting Student Well-Being.
 
Later this month, we will send a letter and questionnaire to Heads of Schools and Parent Association Presidents asking each member school to submit information on their own school-specific best practices on the topic. School submissions will be due in March 2019. Information collected from each member school will be organized into an e-binder and posted on our website subsequent to the forum.  Best Practices e-binders from prior years remain a valuable resource and can be accessed  here .   Please mark your calendar and encourage your school to contribute to the Best Practices e-binder!

Upcoming Programs in 2019 –  Save the Dates

You can find a calendar of all remaining PCW events for the 2018-2019 school year  here .
 
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