Each year, Greenwood seeks to bring external experts in to speak to our parents and guardians about a variety of topics relating to teens and their social, emotional and cognitive well-being. We appreciate that expertise in this area connects to our school community’s goals relating to student well-being and personalized learning.
We have four exciting opportunities for parents and guardians to hear from experts in the coming months. Learn more about them below!
An Evening with Dr. Lisa Damour
Tonight, September 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Damour is a recognized thought leader in education and child development. In this session, she will focus on some of the most important topics for parents of teens today, including the transition back to school, mental health and coping with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. She will give parents a window into the teen experience in 2021 and provide concrete tips for navigating the adolescent years. Join the session here
Owning Your Story - Having Authentic Conversations on Race and Diversity with Demore Barnes and Shauna Barnes (Two-Part Series)
Part 1: Monday, November 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, January 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
In this two-part series, Demore and Shauna will focus on the importance of:
Owning your own race story
Exploring the distinction between Racism and being Anti-Racist
Developing a tool kit for proactive family conversations on Race
Exploring the topic of Race from the place of our "Shared Humanity" rather than the trap of "Right versus Wrong"
Look for more information and a link soon!
As a wrap-up in the spring, we will host a session on Students, Learning and Pathways to Innovation. More on that to come!
Community Conversations Continue!
We are so proud of and inspired by the great work happening at Greenwood and the many amazing staff that make it happen.
Last year, we received very positive feedback on our Community Conversations and we are back for another year!
Sessions are held approximately every 6 weeks on a Wednesday from 12:30-1:15 p.m. (We hope this means that many parents and guardians will be able to join us over lunch.) At these sessions, you will meet various Greenwood staff and learn about their work and what it means for your child.
Please join us for our first Community Conversation with Kathryn Connelly (Director of Student Well-being) and Shai Kohen (our new Social Worker) on Wednesday, October 18 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. You can join the session here
on October 18 (the link will also appear in Week @ A Glance).
Other Community Conversations to look forward include: