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Dear Parents:
Welcome to a new school year. Many parents have enjoyed and benefited from Common Ground Parent Speaker Series presentations in previous school years. This year, there is once again a wonderful lineup of speakers. The 2018-19 presentations are:
“Duct Tape Parenting: Step Back so Kids Can Step Up” with Vicki Hoefle
“Don’t Hurry, Be Happy: Parenting in a Fast-Paced World” with Carl Honoré
“Changing Bodies, Changing Times: Laying the Groundwork for Healthy Relationships” with Justine Fonte MEd, MPH
“Screensmart: Best Practices for Media-Wise Families” Michael Rich, MD, MPH & Manoush Zomorodi
The first Common Ground presentation of the year – “Duct Tape Parenting: Step Back so Kids Can Step Up” with Vicki Hoefle – is on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, located at 13601 Saratoga Ave. in Saratoga. Vicki Hoefle will also present on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Woodside Elementary, located at 3195 Woodside Road in Woodside.

Learn more about Vicki Hoefle and her presentations.

Please note that “Changing Bodies, Changing Times: Laying the Groundwork for Healthy Relationships” with Justine Fonte MEd, MPH will be held at The Harker School. This presentation will take place on Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. at our middle school campus.

You can find more information about the full 2018-19 Common Ground Speaker Series here.

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All Common Ground Speaker Series events are free of charge to parents of member schools. Since The Harker School is a member school, parents need only come to the event and identify themselves as Harker parents. No RSVP is necessary. Non-member guests are welcome to attend for $20 at the door. Light refreshments are available 30 minutes prior to each event. Speakers’ books, if applicable, are available for purchase in cooperation with Books Inc.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jennifer Gargano
Assistant Head of School, Academic Affairs
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