Parents' Independent School Network
Pingree is fortunate to be part of the Parents' Independent School Network, Inc. (PIN), a volunteer group of parents whose children attend New England area private schools. PIN was formed as a way for parents to share ideas and promote worthy programs at our schools. Our schools may compete on the playing field, but we can still work together and share ideas that benefit our children!
PIN is comprised of representatives from more than 30 New England area private high schools. The PIN reps from each of these schools meet several times a year to discuss the issues that concern us all as parents. Speakers are brought in to facilitate discussions on a range of topics including college placement, Internet safety, technology, stress during adolescence, learning in a global world, and more.
PIN also offers community service grants and recognition awards for community service projects undertaken by PIN member schools. The application deadline for these grants is March 1.
PIN is run by a governing body, PIN Inc., and is divided into two groups, one for elementary and middle school and another for high school. The groups run independently, providing age-appropriate programs for parents.
This year’s Pingree PIN representatives are Amy Stavros and Karen Trowbridge. Amy and Karen attend the meetings, and bring information back to Pingree to share with the rest of our parent community by posting the minutes of each meeting below, and being available to answer any questions about the presentations they attend.
If anyone has any questions about PIN programs or community service awards, please contact either Karen Trowbridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amy Stavros (email@example.com).
Friday, October 5, 2012
Preventing Sports Injuries in Teens, presented by Dr. Lauren Elson
Click here for meeting highlights
Friday, November 30, 2012
Body Mojo, presented by Catherine Steiner-Adair
Meeting hosted by Rivers School
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Managing Social Issues through Empathy and Inclusiveness
Meeting hosted by Dedham Country Day School
Friday, April 26, 2013
Annual Community Service Meeting
Meeting hosted by St. Sebastian’s School
PIN Parent Login
Parents can login to the PIN website to view PIN’s webinars, including those on obesity and diet in teens, instilling self confidence, productive parenting, stress and the quest for balance, teens and alcohol, and what selective colleges want.
The website also contains information on PIN’s community service grants, as well as a new community bulletin board, where member schools can share ideas and post information on events going on at their school. This will be a great resource for everyone!
Click here to log on to the site then enter “upperschool” (username) and “pininfo86” (password).
PIN and Community Service
Did you know that Pingree students can be awarded for their community service work? The Parent Independent School Network (PIN) offers community service awards to select students who devote themselves to unique and meaningful volunteer projects.
In keeping with their goal of facilitating communication and sharing ideas among independent schools in the Greater Boston area, PIN has established a Community Service Awards program that both funds and recognizes community service projects at their member schools. While all community service projects have merit, PIN attempts to identify and promote those programs that are in keeping with the mission of PIN. Monetary grants can range up to $500.00 and framed PIN Special Recognition awards are presented.
Applications are due by March 1, 2013. If you would like more information, please contact Amy Stavros or Karen Trowbridge.