From the President's Letter - Fall 2014

21 Jul 2014

Dear Fellow Parents,

Welcome back to the 2014-15 school year!  NYC-Parents In Action is delighted to present our new website at Along with a brand new look, our new website offers an interactive “Question of the Month;” a rotating featured article; and “Talking About,” a two part glance at communication, parent to parent (current hot topics) and parent to child (tips for communicating with your kids).

Instead of a separate newsletter, we’ll steadily stream material to you via this site. Coverage of our events will be posted here with the full article accessible at a click. Past newsletters are archived here, and of course, we’ll always post our upcoming events with an opportunity to register online.

As a sneak preview, we’ve got an exciting roster planned:

On October 8, 2014, PIA will co-sponsor “Kids & Drugs:  What Your Teen Knows (That You Don’t) About Drugs” with a short film screening and panel discussion moderated by our own Lucy Martin Gianino at Nightingale-Bamford School, 20 East 92nd Street from 7:00-8:30 pm.

On November 12th, we will offer parents a panel discussion in partnership with Casa/Columbia featuring a short presentation by Joseph Califano, author of “How to Raise a Drug Free Kid” at the Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th Street from 6:00-8:00 pm.

We are planning our Fall Benefit Luncheon for Wednesday November 13th, co-chaired by a fabulous team of fellow PIA moms eager to share our important work with you.

Our signature XXIX Teen Scene will again be hosted at the Trinity School on February 9, 2015, and our Fathers Only panel discussion, set for Monday March 2,2015, promises fathers a riveting conversation on fatherhood with George Davison, Grace Church School Head and father of two.

The year will wrap up with our annual Mother’s Day Benefit Luncheon in May 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at our events and at a Parent Talk for your child’s grade at one of our 38 member NYC independent schools. And please explore our new website, where we hope to keep parents better informed, more involved and always connected.

All the best,

Ruth Cox and Amy Lloyd
Co-Presidents, NYC-Parents In Action