Walk The Talk
To fully capitalize on the 2019-20 expanded Common Ground slate, WES Parent Education is excited to inaugurate "Walk the Talk Thursdays." This is an informal opportunity to discuss insights gained and questions raised during Common Ground presentations — and basically pick each other's brains while we walk the Albion Loop, ending at the HUB for wrap-up.
Meet at Sellman at 8:45am:
  • Thurs., 9/19 Navigating the Tides of Adolescence with Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Thurs., 10/10 The Years that Matter Most: Paul Tough and Denise Pope
  • Thurs., 10/17 Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents with Lynn Lyons
  • Thurs., 11/7 The New Normal, Screens & Sleep with Michael Robb
  • Thurs., 11/14 Late Bloomers with Rich Karlgaard
  • Thurs., 12/12 Under Pressure, Stress and Anxiety in Girls, with Lisa Damour
  • Thurs., 1/16 Biased, with Jennifer Ebherhardt and Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Thurs., 1/30 Changing the Game with John O'Sullivan
  • Thurs., 2/13 LD/ADHD/Anxiety or Both; CHC
  • Thurs., 3/5 How to Raise a Boy with Michael Reichert
  • Thurs., 3/26 We Need to Talk with Celeste Headlee
Parenting Book Clubs
For the Parents of Girls Book Club (all grades/ages welcome) to sign up, please email carmendicinque@gmail.com.
For the Parents of Boys Book Club (all grades/ages welcome) to sign up, please email Heather King.
Make it a "Date Night"! Consider making Common Ground evening events a fun evening out for you and your spouse!

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/Co-op Parent Ed events
* Check back soon for upcoming in-house events*

(2) Common Ground Speaker Series and "Pop-Up Events": 
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.  FULL 2019-20 COMMON GROUND SCHEDULE/CALENDAR


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.