Hi Everyone and Happy Holidays!
As always, the fall seems to fly by and we are entering the holiday season already! We hope you have had the chance to attend a class coffee, chaperone a dance, and learn something new at one of the many parent programs sponsored by the NTPA. Parent/Teacher Conferences are behind us and we were, one again, impressed by the organization on the part of New Trier in scheduling so many conferences, in meetings with our amazing New Trier teachers who not only know who our kids are, but know quite a bit about them. And, let's not forget the social aspect...running into friends and neighbors between conferences is something we enjoy each year!
Looking ahead to December and January, we encourage all of you to join us in reading one (or both) of the two books chosen for parents in a joint effort with the NTPA and the New Trier Administration. We have picked How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Freshman and Sophomore parents) and The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey (Junior and Senior parents). Group discussion dates for these books will be announced in the winter edition of the Parents' Press, so please stay tuned.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
Tika Walsh & Claire Hearn
Co-Presidents of the New Trier Parents' Association (NTPA)
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