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Spotlight on Facilitators: CHRIS THEODOROS

31 Oct 2016
parents
Chris Theodoros – experienced facilitator, PIA board member, Fathers Forum planner, and involved dad to a 7th grader and a 10th grader, has been facilitating for almost seven years, yet it is clear from his enthusiasm that time has dulled neither the value nor the appeal of the work. Asked how he had first encountered PIA, Chris said his initial contact was through a facilitated grade meeting of his first child’s Kindergarten class, 11 years ago. Chris emphasized that what drew him to the idea of becoming a facilitator himself was that he “consistently found...
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Spotlight on Facilitators: MAGGIE LEAR

02 Mar 2016
parents
By Melanie Wells Maggie Lear, in her third year as a PIA facilitator, finds that “good facilitation is so much more of an art than a science.” Maggie notes she is “enjoying” it, and recalls that she first learned about PIA after attending a school meeting. “Having the opportunity to connect with other parents that night was so welcome and helpful,” says Maggie. “The facilitators were extremely helpful and watching them inspired me to get more involved.” Asked what drew her to the idea of becoming a facilitator, Maggie explained that she had received a Masters...
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Foodfight.org Founder Offers a Brief Lesson in “Food Literacy”

04 Jun 2015
Melanie Wells
You care deeply about your child’s nutrition. You’ve read the rising – and frightening – statistics on the overweight/obesity/diabetes epidemic surging in America. You don’t want your child to join those statistics. So you read labels. You limit sugary treats. You search for a nutritional regimen to protect your child. But is that enough? According to Deborah Lewison-Grant, Ph.D., founder of FoodFight.org, this fight is way bigger than saying no to an extra can of Coca Cola. It’s about redefining our relationship with food, and even more importantly, with Big Food. At the April School...
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From the President’s Letter – Spring 2015

04 Jun 2015
parents
Graduation season is upon us! We congratulate everyone who has a child moving schools or divisions or even matriculating to the next grade. It is a time of collective exultation and exhalation. Staying focused and energized throughout the school year can be hard work for the whole family. Sometimes it feels as if we’re parenting kids who have full-time jobs. Sometimes it feels like the whole job of parenting has undergone a seismic shift from guiding and supporting to coaching and training. Recreational sports have given way to travel teams; interests are fine, but passions...
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