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To All Harker Parents,
Upcoming Harker Parent Connect Events (see list below)
Happy New Year!

As promised last fall, here is the next notice for our Harker Parent Connect events. Harker frequently hosts, sponsors or shares parent education events for our families to learn about and discuss important topics relevant to the raising of healthy, happy children. Remember, you can find these events on the Harker Parent Connect subcalendar, and labeled with an “(HPC).”

Details about these events are in the calendar item and/or will be outlined in emails. As always, attendance at these events is optional. (For more social opportunities, look for the “Parent-Organized Events” in the calendar denoted with a little puzzle piece icon. Those events are organized by and for the grade level parents and families to socialize.)

Enjoy these opportunities to connect with the school and other parents, to help our children thrive.

Jennifer Gargano
Assistant Head of School for Student Affairs
jennifer.gargano@harker.org
408.249.2510
Harker Events
Grade-level Q&As | throughout the spring
These sessions are a chance to have your questions answered by various faculty, staff or administrators, and mingle with fellow parents. You will receive emails before each Q&A relevant to you.

Mon., Feb. 3 | 8:15-9 a.m. | Blackford, Multipurpose Room
Grade 9 Parents: Pre-LIFE Session Coffee, “Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships”

Tues., Feb. 4 | 8:15-9 a.m. | Blackford, Multipurpose Room
Grade 12 Parents: Pre-LIFE Session Coffee, “Discussing the Non-Academic Aspects of College Life”

Wed., Feb. 5 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Blackford Theater
All Parents: Common Sense Media Panel, “Notes to My Middle School Self.” Details and registration information.

Tues., March 17 | 8:15-9:15 a.m. | Bucknall Library
Grade 3 Parents: Q&A and Elementary Division Orientation

Wed., March 18 | 8:15-9 a.m. | Blackford, Multipurpose Room
Grade 10 Parents: Pre-LIFE Session Coffee, “Decision-Making”
Common Ground Events
Wed., Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. | Sacred Heart Preparatory
Biased: How Unconscious Bias Shapes Behavior

Mon., Jan. 27 | 7 p.m. | Crystal Springs Uplands Middle School Campus, Belmont
Tues., Jan. 28 | 9:30 a.m. | Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School, Saratoga
Tues., Jan. 28 | 7 p.m. | Woodside Priory, Portola Valley
Changing the Game: Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids

Wed., Feb. 12 | 7 p.m. | Menlo School, Atherton
Panel Discussion: Is it LD/ADHD, Anxiety or Both?

Tues., Feb. 25 | 7 p.m. | Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo
Wed., Feb. 26 | 7 p.m. | St. Francis High School, Mountain View
Modern Masculinity: Raising a Stand-Up Guy Not a Stand-By Guy

Wed., March 4 | 9:30 a.m. | The Harker School, Middle School Campus
Wed., March 4 | 7 p.m. | Trinity School, Menlo Park
How to Raise a Boy: Nurturing the Emotional Lives of Our Sons

Tues., March 24 | 9:30 a.m. | The Nueva School, Bay Meadows Campus, San Mateo
Tues., March 24 | 7 p.m. | Bowman School, Palo Alto
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter
Harker is a member of Common Ground, so all events are free to 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.

For details on all Common Ground events this season, visit the Common Ground webpage. And check out their reading list so you can better prepare for each.
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