Parents' Association News - March 17


Carpool Coffees

With the coming of spring, let's get outdoors and make the pick-up line at Carroll FUN! 

Please join the Carroll PA at our upcoming Carpool Coffees (all campuses). It’s a great way to meet and talk to people while you are waiting for your kids in the pick-up line.

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2:30-3:00
  • Friday, April 1, 11:30 - 12:00

Just park your car in line as usual, grab your coffee, tea, water or beverage of choice and get out of your car and talk with your fellow Carroll parents, guardians, etc. Feel free to make your way up and down the line to mix and mingle - when you hear the cow bell, it’s time to get back into your car so teachers and staff can facilitate the dismissal process.

Feeling Stressed? Take Some Time for Yourself 

Join Carroll Parent Amber McMahon for a Lunchtime Guided Meditation Class, Wednesday, March 30, 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Amber D. McMahon, M.ED.,LMHC will talk to us about the benefits of meditation and will guide us in a session to show us some techniques and ways we can incorporate meditation into our busy lives. Amber held a similar session for Carroll parents last year and got rave reviews.  Don’t miss this opportunity to do a little something for yourself!

Amber is a Reiki Master/Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Healer and Licensed Psychotherapist located in Arlington, Massachusetts. She has been leading guided meditation classes since 2015. Amber’s passion is supporting, guiding, and empowering others to ignite the light within on the journey of self-awareness, self-mastery, self-discovery, and healing.


Upcoming Speaker

The Carroll PA is thrilled to announce that Phyllis Fagell author of "Middle School Matters" will be speaking to Carroll School parents on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm.


Topic: Raising Middle Schoolers: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive and How Parents Can Help

Phyllis is the school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, DC, a therapist who works with kids and families in private practice, and an author and journalist. She's the author of “Middle School Matters” and a frequent contributor to the Washington Post. She also writes for Psychology TodayCNNWorking MotherU.S. News & World Report and Your Teen, and her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe New Yorker and NPR. Phyllis lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children.

According to Fagell Middle School is it’s own important distinct territory, and yet it’s either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped into other developmental phases. Based on her many years of working in schools, professional counselor Phyllis Fagell sees these years instead as a critical stage that parents can't afford to ignore. Though the transition from childhood to adolescence can be tough for kids, this time of rapid physical, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional change is a unique opportunity to build character and confidence.


Upcoming Meetings:

Following are the dates for our upcoming monthly PA community wide meetings - mark your calendars!

  • Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 12th, 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 pm
  • Parents' Association

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