The 2010 School Discussion Group sponsored by the Mt. Airy Parents’ Network (MAPN) will begin meeting virtually beginning in August. If you’re interested in participating this year, please send your name, email address, and the age(s) of your child(ren) to MAPN Moderator Catherine Collins at babygrauke [at] yahoo.com. Only current members of MAPN are allowed to participate, so if you would like to join MAPN, please visit our website and click on “Join this group” on the right side of your screen.
In its fourth year, the MAPN School Discussion Group (formerly known as the Kindergarten Discussion Group) is a subgroup of MAPN that meets online via an email discussion list August through December. Members of the group share information, arrange tours, and, in general, just support each other through what can be a stressful process for many families. The group may focus on any aspect of K-12 education — public schools, publicly-funded charters, private/independent schools, and homeschooling/unschooling. The focus and level of activity is driven by the interest of the group’s members. Most discussion takes place via email, although some previous groups have chosen to meet once or twice in person.