Welcome Fall!

The Parents Council’s theme for the 2020-2021 is Whole Student. Whole School. Each school year our theme serves as a launching pad for interesting, insightful speakers and meaningful programs where you can connect with other independent school parents, teachers, and administrators to share ideas on parenting, child development, and education.
Thank you for Helping Kick Off the Year at Orientation!
Thank you for joining us today at Orientation. For those of you who were not able to join us, or for anyone who would like additional review, the materials and Powerpoint presentation will be available on our website under the Resources for Reps tab.

We also hope you enjoyed the presentation by Katherine Reynolds Lewis, journalist and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior. A recording of her presentation will be available for the next two weeks on the PCW Website. Click HERE to view this recording.

Movie Screenings launching October 12 with Live Discussion October 20, 2020

  • Two documentary movies, Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In, will be available for in-home viewing with an online link beginning Monday, October 12 to be watched at your convenience until Monday, October 19. The documentaries provide insight on how to value people as whole human beings, not gendered stereotypes. Click HERE to register to view the movies. All PCW member school parents, administrators, faculty, and staff are invited.
  • Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
  • The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. 

  • A live discussion on the movies will be held Tuesday, October 20, from 9:00-10:00 am via Zoom with moderator Judith Warner, author of And They Stopped Talking to Me – Making Sense of Middle School. Click HERE to RSVP for the moderated discussion.

Lower School Forum November 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 10, from 9:30-11:00 am via Zoom
  • Lower School administrators will speak on their schools’ best practices regarding the theme Whole Student. Whole School.
  • All PCW member school parents, administrators, faculty, and staff are invited. Click HERE to RSVP.

Action Items
Please reach out to your school community and encourage parents, educators, and friends to attend these events. Here are some ways to spread the word:
  • Ask your school's webmaster and/or Director of Communications to put a description and link to the programs on your school's website
  • Send an email to your friends encouraging them to join
  • Join to the events yourself and bring a friend!
  • Most importantly - Please include a blurb about these programs in your school's newsletter. Here's some language you can use:

The Parents Council of Washington (“PCW”) is hosting an online showing of the documentaries Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In available for in-home viewing October 12-19. Both films address how the media, society, and culture foster gender stereotypes. Click HERE to receive a link to view the movies. To join us for a discussion of the films moderated by Judith Warner, author of And They Stopped Talking to Me – Making Sense of Middle School on Tuesday, October 20, from 9:00-10:00am via Zoom, click HERE.

The Parents Council of Washington's Lower School Forum will be held Tuesday, November 10 at 9:30 am via Zoom. Parents, administrators, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend this program focusing on Lower Schools. Lower School administrators will speak on their school's best practices regarding the theme: Whole Student. Whole School. RSVP HERE.

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