Now in its fifth year, the Mount Airy Parent’s Network Annual School Discussion Group is a subgroup of MAPN that meets virtually every 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. As moderator of the group, I share information on the various schools, deadlines, and links to relevant news items. I also share contact information of other MAPN members who already have children at these schools. The group may focus on any aspect of education–public, publicly-funded charter, private, and parochial, as well as homeschooling/unschooling options. Traditionally, these members are parents of younger children.
The focus and level of activity is driven by the interest of the group’s members. Although most discussion takes place online, some previous groups have chosen to meet once or twice in person. In previous years, all discussion took place via email in order to accomodate the most people. However, the group has grown too large to effectively manage by email. This year we will be meeting on a private (closed) group on Facebook that you must join through me. Only current members of MAPN may join the group.
If you’re interested in participating this year, please send your name, email address, and the age(s) of your child(ren) to me at babygrauke [at] yahoo . com. (Please do NOT reply to the entire discussion board.) I will add you to the FB group and contact you with more details.
MAPN Moderator & Co-founder