Proud Patriot Parents

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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.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Teen Mental and Emotional Health Series

Staff/P3 Organizers: Sarah Hartman (sarah_hartman@dpsk12.org) and Libby Neid (e.neid@me.com)

P3 Community Meeting – From Stress to Success
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

This session kicks off GW’s Teen Mental and Emotional Health Series for students, parents, guardians and community members featuring three important topics: Stress 101, Signs of Suicide, and Anxiety and Depression.

From Stress to Success: Dr. Scott Cypers from the CU Johnson Depression Center at Anschutz will address positive ways to manage stress and maintain a healthy perspective in our busy lives. Participants will understand the function and method of stress, learn the essential ways to reduce stress and gain practical tools to manage stress in daily life.

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P3 Community Meeting – Signs of Suicide
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

This is the second session in GW’s Teen Mental and Emotional Health Series for students, parents, guardians and community members.

Signs of Suicide: The GW mental health team will present the warning signs of suicide and depression, current trends and data, and special populations at greater risk for depression and suicide. 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.

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P3 Community Meeting – Mental Health 101: Anxiety and Depression
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

This is the third session in GW’s Teen Mental and Emotional Health Series for students, parents, guardians and community members.

Mental Health 101: Anxiety and Depression: This session will cover mental wellness vs. mental illness, barriers to teens getting treatment for anxiety and depression, and facts, myths, statistics and warning signs regarding mental illnesses. Presenters include: Shenelle Roebuck, the GW school-based therapist from Jewish Family Service, and Sarah Hartman, LCSW and Britt Rosenquist, MSW from GW’s Social and Emotional Support Team.

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P3 Community Meeting – Patriot Alumni Panel
IBPA/P3 Organizer:  Doug Gertner (douggertner@comcast.net)

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Pizza, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

GW students and parents 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 after high school. It’s never too early to start thinking about what’s possible, and what it takes to realize your dreams, and we encourage students and parents at every year in high school to come hear the true stories and specific advice from these amazing GW grads.

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P3 Community Meeting:  Gender Dynamics for a New Era of Students
P3 Organizer:  Libby Neid (e.neid@me.com)

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.

P3 Community Meeting – Understanding Risks High School Students Face and How to Avoid Trouble
P3 Organizer: Libby Neid (e.neid@me.com)

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

GW Students and Parents/Guardians, please join a presentation about important issues for high schoolers, including dangers and temptations of drugs and alcohol, sex and the laws of consent, school disciplinary consequences and police interaction, social media and sexting. Attorneys Dan Foster and Lindsay Richardson, along with GW leaders, will be discussing these issues. Students must RSVP and bring a parent or guardian.

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P3 Community Meeting:  P3 Celebrations and Reflections
P3 Organizer:  Libby Neid (e.neid@me.com)

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Community Room
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.

Proud Patriot Parents (P3) will join together to celebrate and reflect on the organization’s second year. We invite the GWHS 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 GWHS students and families.  We’ll present the “P3 Year in Review,” share P3 survey results and award the Patriot Prize to one extraordinary volunteer. Every voice is important to ensure P3 is a vibrant and representative organization.  

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PAST EVENTS

Community Meeting – P3 Presents Black.
P3 Organizer: Libby Neid  (e.neid@me.com)

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Proud Patriot Parents introduces its first Community Meeting of the school year. All GWHS students, staff, families and community members are invited to attend the play Black. by Lamaria Aminah, presented by Curious Theatre Company, directed and facilitated by donnie l. betts.

After one more young black man dies at the hands of police, a community is shaken. A conversation evolves between two mothers at the vigil – one white and one black. Through their interaction, Black. gets to the heart of the matter on communication between races.

Stay after the performance for a robust community discussion led by Donnie l. betts, renowned black artist and activist and featuring GWHS students.

Wednesday, Oct. 4: P3 Community Meeting – GW’s Building Renovation Plan
P3 Organizer: Libby Neid (e.neid@me.com)

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

All GWHS students, staff, families and community members are invited to attend a presentation of the major building improvement plans at GWHS over the next several years. Principal Scott Lessard will present the scope of renovations, share preliminary designs, explain priorities and timing, and host a brief walking tour of where the renovations will take place.

P3 Community Meeting – College Planning and Self-Advocacy
IBPA/P3 Organizer: Maura Mackintosh (maura@solucian.com)

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 11

Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11 for a valuable information session on college planning and student self-advocacy. The GW Futures Center, GW College and Career Advisors, and College Planning Experts Dr. Steven Antonoff and Scott Moser, will host a college planning night for GW students, parents, guardians and community members. The event will especially benefit current sophomores and juniors. Topics to be addressed include finding the right college for you, different academic pathways offered at GW, ACT/SAT test prep, and financial planning. We look forward to seeing you for this worthwhile evening.

P3 Parent 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.

UPCOMING FORUMS

P3 Parent Feedback Forum – GW Academics and Unified Improvement Plan
P3 Organizers: Kate Pettersen (kbpettersen@yahoo.com) and Erin Flanagan (ekflan22@gmail.com)

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

Please join us for the Dec. 13 Parent Feedback Forum, which will focus GW’s Academics and Unified Improvement Plan. Several administrative leaders at GW, including Ms. Greeley, Mr. Bolz and Ms. Harkness, will share new academic programs and strategies at GW and provide insight and progress on the school’s Unified Improvement Plan. You’ll be able to give feedback on the positive experiences you’ve had in these areas, as well as offer suggestions on opportunities for improvement.

P3 Parent Feedback Forum – Inclusion at GW: Barriers and Opportunities
Staff / P3 Organizer: Scott Lessard (scott_lessard@dpsk12.orgKate Pettersen (kbpettersen@yahoo.com) and Erin Flanagan (ekflan22@gmail.com)

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Community Room
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

Please join us for the Jan. 24 Parent Feedback Forum, which will focus on inclusion at GW, specifically focusing on barriers and opportunities. (Name) will lead this conversation and listening session. You’ll be able to give feedback on the positive experiences you’ve had in these areas, as well as offer suggestions on opportunities for improvement.

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P3 Parent Feedback Forum – GW Arts
P3 Organizer: Kate Pettersen (kbpettersen@yahoo.com)

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Community Room
Details: Snacks, childcare and interpretation services will be provided

Please join us for the March 14 Parent Feedback Forum, which will focus on GW Arts.  Principal Scott Lessard and leaders from GW’s Arts departments will share what’s happening in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Speech & Debate. You’ll be able to give feedback on the positive experiences you’ve had in these areas, as well as offer suggestions on opportunities for improvement.

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PAST FORUMS

P3 Parent Feedback Forum – College/Career Advisors and Social/Emotional Support Team
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Please join us for the Sept. 27 Parent Feedback Forum, which will focus on GW’s revamped College and Career Advisor Program and enhanced Social Emotional Support Team. You will hear from Principal Scott Lessard and meet the professionals in charge of these two robust programs that support our students. You’ll be able to give feedback on the positive experiences you’ve had in these areas, as well as offer suggestions on opportunities for improvement.

We would love to hear from you! Please use the form linked below to sign up to receive more information about how you can contribute to the mission of P3.

Get Involved with P3

P3 MISSION STATEMENT
We are Proud Patriot Parents, guardians and community members committed to fulfilling the vision of a unified school culture. We advocate for the success of GWHS students and families by being welcoming and inclusive.

In 2017-2018, we invite parents, guardians and community members to engage in:

Patriot Pride:
Create opportunities to celebrate and support GWHS students and staff at school and throughout the community. Opportunities: Seek and implement innovative ways to connect the Patriot families back to the school (e.g., athletic events, the arts, academic assemblies, clubs, JROTC, etc.)

Parent Voice:
Create a platform to contribute, ask questions and bring concerns to decision makers that support the school. Opportunities: Organize and attend Parent Feedback Forums and other school advocacy projects.

Academic Support/Mentoring:
Support students in becoming well-prepared outside the classroom. Opportunities: Serve as a tutor or a mentor; support the GW Futures Center and College/Career Advisor Team with college application and essay review.

Special Events:
Assist with organizing and volunteering for events by and for students. Opportunities: After Prom, Teacher and Staff Appreciation, Freshman BBQ, Patriot Alumni Panel, New Student/Family Recruiting, Administrative Professionals Day, WelcomeFest, etc.

Fundraising: Support grassroots fundraising to enhance GW’s academic environment and school culture. Opportunities: Teacher Grant Programs, Student Grant Fund, GW Food Bank/Student Assistance, etc.

Community Engagement: Parents join in topical conversations with expert presenters to gain insight and discuss skills to support the “whole child.” Topics: Student Self-Advocacy, Navigating College Planning, Teen Mental and Emotional Health, Gender Dynamics, Legal Pitfalls that Teens Face, etc.

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