Welcome to another fantastic year of learning, fun, and community at Woodside School!  The PTA offers TWO fabulous ways to experience Parent Education:

(1) Woodside School PTA In-House Parent Ed events

**Stay tuned: more events coming soon!**
 

(2) Common Ground Speaker Series- "Pop-Up Event": 

This year, Common Ground is sponsoring new Pop-Up events that bring more local but equally stimulating and educational speakers to the parent community of Common Ground schools. 

DON'T HURRY, BE HAPPY:  Parenting in a Fast-Paced World

DANIELLE RAMO, PHD — HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Cannabis, Vaping & Other Substance Abuse among Teens

Parents of Elementary/Pre-teens
Tuesday, November 27 @ 9:30am
The Nueva School, Hillsborough Campus; 6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough

For Parents of Teens
Thursday, November 29 @ 7pm
Menlo School; 50 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton

For All Parents
Wednesday, January 16 @ 7pm
The Harker School, Upper Campus; 500 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose

Are you having trouble understanding the difference between vaping, dabbing, and ‘juuling’? Not sure how to address cannabis use with your adolescent now that it is legal? Dr. Danielle Ramo will discuss the complicated landscape of teen cannabis, vaping, and other substance use. She will review the current products available, trends in use, and how recent policies, such as cannabis legislation, have affected teen use. She will also share evidence on the effect of substance use on the adolescent brain and behavior and note unique aspects of teen use compared to adult use. Finally, Dr. Ramo will put forth realistic and innovative strategies for dealing with teen substance use in an increasingly daunting social and political climate. 

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 About WES Parent Education

Through our Woodside PTA Parent Education Committee, we give you the opportunity to attend talks in two different speaker series, the "In-House Speaker Series" and the Common Ground Speaker Series.  The In-House Speaker Series is held at Woodside School.  Common Ground, a coalition of Bay Area schools that includes the Woodside School, holds lectures at other local schools.  All talks are given by experts and cover a broad range of topics interesting and relevant to parents.  ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!  The Woodside PTA generously pays for the Parent Education Committee in-house speakers and the Common Ground membership fee so that our parents and school staff can attend all events for free!

Please take a look at these special events hosted by your PTA Parent Education Committee.  At these not-to-be-missed events you can join your friends and fellow Woodside families to learn and bond over parenting and education issues that are current in the news and on our minds these days.  As we rally to learn, dialogue, and be inspired, we invest in the cumulative wealth, knowledge, education and resources of our parent, family, and school community.