Be Informed – Events

Be Informed - Events

P3 Community Meetings feature topical conversations for all interested GW parents, guardians and community members.  Outside experts offer ideas and information on relevant topics for families of high schoolers, and GW leaders help “localize” the discussion.  In addition, P3 Community Meetings include opportunities for the community to get to know each other and learn how to get involved as Proud Patriot Parents.  Community Meetings take place in the evenings at GW several times each semester.  Snacks, interpretation and child care services are provided.

P3 Feedback Forums are direct-feedback meetings between all interested GW parents, guardians, community members and school leaders.  The focus is to discuss, share, receive feedback and propose solutions on topical subjects at GW.  Parent Feedback Forums take place in the evenings at GW approximately once each quarter.  Snacks, interpretation and child care services are provided.

Wednesday, September 26

P3 COMMUNITY MEETING
Screenagers, A Film About Struggles and Solutions for Teens Navigating the Digital World

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Location: GWHS Library
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Libby Neid – e.neid@me.com

Proud Patriot Parents introduces its first Community Meeting of the school year. All GW students, parents and community members are invited to attend the film Screenagers, a film revealing how tech time impacts teens’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, you’ll discover surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists in this extraordinary and timely film.

Stay after the film for a thoughtful community discussion led by GW mental health professionals and students.

RSVP

Wednesday, October 17

P3 FEEDBACK FORUM
Views on Academic and Discipline Disparities

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Community Room
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Kristen Klaassen – kristeninco@gmail.com

Please join us for the Oct. 17 Feedback Forum which will focus on academic and discipline disparities at GW. You will hear from Principal Kristin Waters and the professionals leading academics and discipline at GW. Students will share their views and experiences and Forum attendees will be able to give feedback on the positive experiences they’ve had in these areas, as well as offer suggestions on opportunities for improvement.

RSVP

Wednesday, November 14

P3 COMMUNITY MEETING
Signs of Suicide

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Library
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Sarah Hartman – sarah_hartman@dpsk12.org and Libby Neid – e.neid@me.com

The GW mental health team will present the warning signs of depression and suicide, current trends and data, and special populations at greater risk. Sherri Cole from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will share her professional expertise in this field along with her own personal story of losing a child to suicide. GW students will courageously share their personal experiences and participate in a community conversation.

Wednesday, December 5

P3 FEEDBACK FORUM
Arts at GW: Discussing Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance and Choir

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Community Room
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER:Kristen Klaassen – kristeninco@gmail.com

Please join us for the Dec. 5 GW Feedback Forum which will focus on Arts at GW. Leaders in the Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance and Choir programs will share opportunities and enhancements in these areas. Forum participants will be able to give feedback on the positive experiences you’ve had as well as offer suggestions on areas for improvement.

Wednesday, January 9

P3 COMMUNITY MEETING
Patriot Alumni Panel on Life After George

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Library
DETAILS: Pizza, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Lisa Warshafsky – loofsky@me.com

GW students, parents and community members are invited to a conversation with a panel of recent GW graduates to hear their stories and offer advice about life after George.  The panelists will discuss their varied and diverse pathways after high school and talk with current George students about what to expect and how to navigate their futures. It’s never too early to start thinking about what’s possible, and what it takes to realize your dreams. Students and parents at every year in high school are encouraged to come and hear the real stories and specific advice from these amazing GW grads.

Wednesday, February 20

P3 COMMUNITY MEETING
A Journey Through Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Recovery

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Library
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Libby Neid – e.neid@me.com

It has never been easier for teens to have damaging experiences for which they are not prepared. GW students, parents and community members are invited to join Zach and Joel Appel for a thought-provoking dialogue about the experiences of both father and son after Zach’s decision, then 14, to begin using drugs and alcohol which nearly ended his life three years later. The talk will focus on behaviors and evidence that indicate a problem, parents’ enabling behaviors that seem loving but perpetuate a bad situation, the importance of healthy boundaries, and specific suggestions for keeping teens safe.

Wednesday, March 13

P3 FEEDBACK FORUM
What Are You Wearing? Decoding the GW Dress Code

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Community Room
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Kristen Klaassen – kristeninco@gmail.com

Please join us for the March 13 GW Feedback Forum which will focus on GW’s new dress code. Student and staff leaders will be on hand for a discussion on the “what and why” of GW’s dress code. Forum participants will be able to give feedback on the positive experiences you’ve had with the GW dress code as well as offer suggestions on areas for improvement.

Wednesday, April 17

P3 COMMUNITY MEETING
Celebrations and Reflections

TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: GWHS Community Room
DETAILS: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.
P3 ORGANIZER: Libby Neid – e.neid@me.com

Proud Patriot Parents will join together to celebrate and reflect on the organization’s third year. We invite the GW community to help P3 “look back” and “look ahead” as we strive to meet the goals of being a welcoming, inclusive and unified school community and advocating for the success of GW students and families.  We’ll honor GW staff members and award the Patriot Prize to extraordinary volunteers. Every voice is important to ensure P3 is a vibrant and representative organization.