Why Become a Member

  • Access to PEN’s processes on starting, growing, and maintaining a thriving parent group
  • Important documents on assisting you with planning and running meetings
  • Event planning and speaker resources
  • Support from PEN and other school communities to help with getting parents engaged
  • A chance to build further connections in your parent community

“There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about. Trust that meaningful converstions can change your world.”
Margaret Wheatley
“If a student who is unable to identify his/her own emotions, regulate those emotions, and act responsibly impacts the learning for my student, we need to reach not only that student, but that student’s network of support, including family! Engagement is the only way to do that.”
Mike, a BVSD parent
PEN provides the “missing link” between parents and schools in fully integrating curriculum and activities that support the social emotional and mental well-being of youth and families.
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Registration Steps:

  1. Sign up for an account
  2. You will receive an email needed to complete the account creation process
  3. Click on the link in the email you receive (Didn’t receive an email? Please check your spam filter)
  4. Login to your account and event registration forms will prepopulate with your provided information.
  5. That’s it unless you wish to have access to member content area (free currently)

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Since access to PEN documents is free, it is only granted after a PEN member has examined your request and approved it. You will receive an email if you are granted access to the member area.

How long does that take? It depends on the work load of the PEN member reviewing requests.

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Our Vision

We envision a community

in which ALL of our families and youth are thriving.

Our Mission

To engage, educate, and empower

parents to promote the social emotional and mental well-being of youth and families.

PEN Programs

PEN Community Conversation Calender of Events

PEN school team communities

Why do we need another parent program

Because parent engagement is important

PEN excels at engaging, educating, and empowering parents Read more…

PEN’s Areas of Expertise

We have met many parents through our work and have learned a lot. One of the most important lessons has been the power of creating relationships with other parents. People get excited about coming together as a community because they feel they are not alone in handling life’s ups and downs.

We have seen many changes in ourselves and other parents who have become our friends over the years. One of the most significant changes has been moving from a place of fear to a fearless style of parenting. Much of this is attributed to connecting with others throughout the community and knowing that whatever may come our way, we have a network of people to support us.

As we gather together, we can share ideas about what has worked for us, since there is never one correct way to handle any situation. Knowing that we are not alone gives us strength, and leaves us feeling empowered.

PEN’s Resources for School Teams

An approved membership is required to access all items. Membership is free.

Selected items are publicly available to view or download.

 

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