March is here!
Despite the weather, January and February have been busy months for PCW. We recently hosted the following events:
  • A screening of the educational documentary film Beyond Measure
  • A Student Leader Breakfast for 46 Middle School students and 23 school administrators from 23 member schools (held at Langley School)
  • A Student Leader Breakfast for 51 Upper School students representing 26 schools (held at Bullis School)
  • A breakfast and discussion session for 22 Upper School Deans of Students (held at National Cathedral School)
Coming Soon! Our 2019 Best Practices Forum

Our Best Practices Forum Promoting Student Well-Being 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. You can download a flyer here .
Please promote the event and include information about it in your school communications. Here is suggested “cut and paste” language for your newsletters:

“Please join the Parents Council of Washington for its 2019 Best Practices Forum entitled Promoting Student Well-Being, taking place on  Tuesday, April 9, 2019   from 6:00-8:30pm  at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 Thirty-Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Come and learn from panelists representing 5 different member schools, who will provide best practices and takeaways on varied aspects of well-being – intellectual, emotional, mental, physical, cultural, environmental, social, and digital. Download a flyer  here and RSVP   here .

FYI, in February, we sent 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 by April 1, 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 encourage your school to contribute to the Best Practices e-binder!
Save the Date! Parent Association Presidents' Forum
For both incoming and outgoing Parent Association Presidents! Our annual Parent Association Presidents’ Forum will be on Tuesday, May 7 from 8:30-11:00 am at the Primary Day School ( 7300 River Road, Bethesda, MD). This event offers an informative discussion for incoming PA Presidents, with advice and insight from outgoing PA Presidents. It is an opportunity to hear how different schools structure their parent associations, and to learn some “tips and tricks” for juggling the significant responsibilities of being a PA President. Please encourage your current and incoming PA Presidents to attend!

Student Leader Breakfast Summaries
Please share the summary of our Upper School Student Leader Breakfast with your school communities. You can find a link to the document here . We are proud of member school student leaders for engaging in a candid discussion of ideas with peers from other PCW schools.
Our Middle School Student Leader Breakfast Summary will be posted soon! 

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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