PARENT PEER GROUP (PPG) DISCUSSIONS
The PPG program is part of the SAAS Parent Education Committee’s mission to support and serve SAAS parents’ continuing interest in the educational lives of their children. We invite all parents to take advantage of the value offered in the PPG conversations.
WHAT ARE PARENT PEER GROUP DISCUSSIONS?
Parent Peer Group (PPG) discussions are lively and informative, grade-level parent-to-parent conversations facilitated by professional parent educators. Topics are grade-specific, parent-driven, and run the full gamut of parenting issues: from homework, to technology, supervision, friendships, academic stress, drugs/alcohol, communication and much more.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
PPG discussions are open to all SAAS parents — whether you have a particular parenting issue on your mind or not. You should come if you are interested in:
- Comparing notes with other parents
- Sharing parenting challenges and successes
- Getting advice or hearing a different point of view
- Building relationships with other parents in your child’s grade level
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THEY BE HELD?
PPG discussions are held in the Vanderbilt Building on the corner of 12th and E. Union, and start with a social (with food and drink) at 6:30 PM. After socializing together, each grade meets separately from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
Fall Discussion Dates
- Monday, October 10: Grades 6 and 7 RSVP Now
- Monday, October 17: Grades 10, 11, 12 RSVP Now
- Monday, October 24: Grades 8 and 9 RSVP Now
Spring Discussion Dates
- Monday, March 6: Grades 6 and 7 RSVP Now
- Monday, March 27: Grades 10, 11, 12 RSVP Now
- Tuesday, March 28: Grades 8 and 9 RSVP Now
Topics are chosen by participants, and every discussion is different, so some parents choose to come to both the Fall and Spring discussions.
WHERE CAN I FIND RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THE PPGs?
We will post links to helpful resources we discuss in the PPGs on the Parenting Resources page.
QUESTIONS? If you have questions, need more information, or would like to pass along feedback or suggestions about the PPG Program, contact Megan Aukema.