What Are Parent Networks?

Parent Networks – Frequently Asked Questions

What are Parent Networks?Parent Networks are informal gatherings for parents and guardians from each grade level to get acquainted, share parenting ideas about high schoolers, get information on navigating Paly and the college process. These meetings occur on a monthly basis often in parents’ homes or, in some cases, at the school.

Who can be involved?All parents and guardians who would enjoy peer group discussions regarding their children’s high school years.

What is the purpose of each Parent Network? Parent Networks provide an opportunity for parents to share ideas, concerns and strategies around issues such as friendships, parent-child communication, emerging independence, discipline, social life (dating, parties, etc.) and academics.  Discussions related to your child’s specific academic or personnel problems/concerns are appropriately addressed elsewhere, not at these meetings.

When are Parent Network meetings held?Meetings are scheduled once every 4-6 weeks with the purpose of widening circles of community and support for parents. Some classes choose to have an additional evening meeting.  Each class creates a schedule of meetings and publicizes these dates in the Paly eNews –“PalyLink”.  Make sure you sign up for this valuable source of information (click here to sign up).

Parent Network communication guidelines.  Anything posted on the Parent Network group site must be balanced and intended for information ONLY. Information is pushed out and is intended to be informational and all of  network groups are under the PTA umbrella. Lobbying for particular positions on issues or for particular candidates during an election season is not an appropriate use of this venue. Inappropriate content will be removed.