Parent Chats

The Decatur Parents Network


New Monthly Virtual Parent Chats

Next Meeting-May 9th 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Registration Required

All Parents Welcome

Face to Face Coffees are temporarily ON HOLD

... until we are safe from COVID-19.

We all want our children to explore their world and experience its wonders ... safely. We can't protect them from everything, but we can educate ourselves and support each other to create a nurturing environment that encourages their smart choices.

In 2017, we introduced a new way for parents to connect and support each other. Since then, families have hosted dozens of grade-specific informal get-togethers.

Since Covid is just dragging on, the Leadership Team wants to try something new. Attendees of our Speaker Series seem to appreciate the opportunity to chat with other parents, and many have requested more time for interaction. These virtual chats are our newest option (we will continue to host the speaker series). These chats are more informal than our speaker series, with a Decatur Parent Network member as the facilitator. There will be suggested themes for the meetings to help start the discussion and ensure that there are opportunities for all to share. There will be minimal participation guidelines to facilitate a helpful and encouraging experience. We hope to re-start face-to-face gatherings as soon as it's safe. Please register ahead of time, as space will be limited. These sessions will NOT be recorded.

We plan to re-start face to face gatherings as soon as it's safe. in the meantime, we're organizeing some virtual chats via Zoom... stay tuned.

If you are interested in attending one of our face to face coffees, or if you'd like to host one, please contact us and we'll be in touch!

Thank you!

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