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RSVP: HS Parent Education - Using Media to Tackle Tricky Topics

Common Sense Media Discussion - Using Media to Tackle Tricky Topics: Teens and Sex

Who: High school parents
Where: The Bay School
When: January 14, 2020; 6:30 - 8:00pm
RSVP: Free admission with RSVP at this link.

Join Common Sense for a conversation with Shafia Zaloom, veteran sex educator and author of the newly released book Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between. The talk will cover popular teen media and how to embrace it as an opportunity to discuss safe sexuality practices, the importance of consent, the value of relationships grounded in authentic connection, and more. Please click here to learn more and to RSVP.

RSVP: MS Parent Education - Common Sense Teen Panel

Common Sense Media Teen Panel: Notes to My Middle School Self

Who: Middle school parents
Where: Hamlin School
When: January 15, 2020; 8:30am - 10:00am
RSVP: Free admission with RSVP at this link.

Join Common Sense for a moderated teen panel discussion on the good, the bad, and the realities of the social media landscape in middle and high school. Hear firsthand from teens about their experiences with social media and their hard-earned advice for parents of younger kids. Learn why kids love social media, where they can run into trouble, and how parents can help them manage.

RSVP: MS Counselor Barri on Promoting a Healthy Body Image in Children

Promoting a Healthy Body Image in Children

Who: Middle school parents
Where: French American Room 451
When: January 28, 2020; 9:00am - 10:30am
RSVP: Email if you would like to attend. 

The focus of our parent discussion this month is "Establishing and maintaining a healthy body image." We will discuss things parents can do to promote a healthy body image and to help prevent eating disorders.

RSVP: Parent Education - Preparing Our Kids to Thrive with SPEAK

SPEAK Presents: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

Who: All parents
Where: Burkes School; 7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
When: February 4, 2020; 7:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP: Free admission with RSVP at this link.

Join SPEAK for a discussion with Dr. Madeline Levine, author of The Price of Privilege and co-founder of Challenge Success - a program of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, to learn about the skills and parenting strategies kids need to successfully navigate an unknown future with confidence and optimism. Dr. Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

There's always something going on at French American + International. Below are a few of our favorites that serve our parents, alumni, and broader school community.

Parent Education

Not only do we support our students throughout their entire educational journey, we support our parents as well. Across school divisions, we offer a number of opportunities for parents to learn in support of the well-being of their child. Through sessions and workshops with specialists both internal and external to our school, we provide parents with the chance to learn new skills, try new approaches, and talk with fellow parents about shared experiences.

Parents of Students of Color (PoSoC) Meetings

A part of our Parent Education offerings, PoSoC is an affinity space devoted to parents and adult allies in our community who support students of color and their families. During monthly PoSoC meetings, parents work through a thoughtful curriculum designed by our Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Members reflect, learn, and discuss salient issues that impact the learning, well-being, and resilience of underrepresented groups in our community. Read more about how we value Diversity and Inclusion.

Principal's Coffee

Every month, parents and principals grab coffee together and touch base about community news. Have a question or a story to share? We look forward to seeing you at our next Principal's Coffee.

Community Salon Series

At our Salons, our community gathers to share and discover. Each Salon has a thought-provoking theme, such bio-technology, political engagement, or intellectual property. These free community events include food and drink, are part of our wider Urban Engagement Program, and feature members of our parent community who share their expertise and spearhead conversation.

Annual Auction

Our Annual Auction in the spring is a fun, semi-formal event to dine, dance, and bid in support of our school. It is our biggest party of the year! All proceeds from the evening support our students, our teachers, and our school. Save the date for the Annual Auction 2020!

Welcome Events

New families quickly begin to feel at home at our school because we make it easy for parents and students to get to know one another, right off the bat. Before the start of each school year, we plan events for our families to get together.

We host a Crepe Party in June at the Maternelle campus for all families joining the Maternelle, a Welcome Cocktail in April for parents of newly-admitted students joining French American (Maternelle parents included, of course), a High School Welcome, also in April, for all rising Grade 9 parents and students, and a school wide Back-to-School Picnic each fall.

Service Days

Throughout the year, our parents have multiple opportunities to get together to volunteer, including at our school-wide Days of Service organized as part of our Urban Engagement Program.


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