Piedmont Parents Network - PPN
PPN hosts grade-level discussions for parents with students in grades 6-12. Groups meet monthly during the school year and are facilitated by trained parent volunteers. PPN offers a great, consistent way to connect with other parents at a time when there are fewer opportunities to do so and our kids grow more independent. Think of PPN as a kind of book club with no book--You’ll learn so much from each other about what’s going on, what’s coming down the pike, and how to keep it all in perspective. One highlight is hearing from parents with older kids who have gone through this before. Another highlight is hearing from parents of girls if you have a boy, or vice versa. Topics may change year-to-year, but PPN is a constant and always here to support you. Some groups even continue to meet once the kids have graduated high school! Join now and get to know the many wonderful parents from Piedmont and beyond.
Membership dues help us directly address parent needs and concerns by:
- Inviting expert guest speakers, including Charis Denison, teen advocate and subject of Peggy Ornstein’s book, Girls & Sex.
- Co-sponsoring the Education Speaker Series (ESS), including Dr. Danielle Ramo's presentation on "Teen Use of Tobacco and Marijuana,”
- Supporting critical community programming as needs arise, such as the “Let’s Talk” series and PUSD staff training.
The annual fee of $50/family grants you membership in every grade you have children. (Remember to check off *all* the grades in which you have children.) In September, new members will be contacted with information regarding their group while returning members will be placed in the same group as the year before. Thank you for supporting PPN since 1998! We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and your generous contribution is tax deductible. Yippee!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the PPN Co-Presidents:
Caroline Santander (firstname.lastname@example.org) for middle school or
Shirley Lee (email@example.com) for high school.
You can also visit our website at www.piedmontparentsnetwork.org
Our grade level PPN Facilitators look forward to meeting you!