Parent Education

Parent Education | Wellness | Paly 101

Click to View: Paly Parent Survey September 2020
The link above shares the key findings from our recent PTSA Parent Survey (August 12-23, 2020) about student mental, physical, and academic readiness for distance learning. It also outlines plans being developed by the PTSA’s Parent Education team in response to the survey results. These results have also been shared with the Paly Wellness and administration teams along with PTAC leadership to help inform their own efforts to support our students’ academic and social-emotional wellbeing.

Our Aim is to provide high-quality education for parents, students, educators, and community members. We discuss critical issues—academic challenges, mental health, substance use, social media, college admission, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.  Questions and suggestions, please email ParendEd.Paly @ gmail dot com.

Parent Education Contacts:

At Paly PTSA, VP Programs/Parent Education is Ling Wu.

At Paly PTSA, Co-VP Programs/Parent Education are Cathy Williams and Divya Singh.


Palo Alto Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the Palo Alto High School PTSA and the Gunn High School PTSA.

Parent Education: Finding the Right School at the Right Price During COVID-19

Oct 16, 12pm, by the Parent Venture

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Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the founder of The College Solution, a resource for helping families become smart college shoppers, especially during COVID-19.

Parent Education: Navigating Emotionally-Intense Conversations with Your Child or Teens

Oct 22, 12pm, by the Parent Venture

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In this interactive webinar with Dr. Eran Magen, you’ll learn how to be more effective and comfortable offering emotional support when your child is experiencing strong emotions such as stress, frustration, anxiety, or anger.

Past Events:
Exploring the Community College Transfer Programs

September 24, 2020, at 5:00 pm, organized by Parent Venture

Please use this link to register.

Universities, both public and private, eagerly admit community college transfer students because of their excellent preparation and performance.

Discover how community colleges can help students expand their transfer opportunities and options. Hear about guaranteed university admission and coursework acceptance, lower student/faculty ratios, and a wide array of services that support students as they make informed next step decisions on their educational journey.

Strengthening Communication with Your Child or Teen

September 25, 2020, at 12:00 pm, organized by Parent Venture

Please use this link for Zoom ID.

Would you like to connect with other parents during COVID-19? Struggling with kids and teens during distance learning?

Join us for an all-new “Parent Forum” with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships. You will have the opportunity to interact with other parents like yourself, as well as hear from communication expert Dr. Magen.

How to Write a Great College Essay

October 7, 2020, at 5:00 pm, organized by CollegeWise

Please use this link to register.

We’ll explain what admissions officers actually want (and don’t want) to read, reveal the five most overused essay topics on which far too many kids rely, and teach writing techniques that will help any student write more engaging and effective college essays.

Parent Education: College During COVID

Oct 8, 7pm, by Harlan Cohen & College Ave

Click here for event link

Get the latest facts, stats, and headlines along with practical tools and strategies to navigate everything college during COVID. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen. LIVE Q&A included.

Parent Education | Wellness | Paly 101