Parent Networks

What are Parent Networks?

Parent Networks are grade-specific groups for parents/guardians; the goal is to provide parents with a supportive community of fellow Gunn parents, and for the PTSA to provide grade-specific information to those parents.

Who can join Parent Networks?

All parents and guardians are encouraged to join, especially those who seek a supportive peer group discussion with others in their grade level regarding their children’s social, emotional, and academic experiences. Students are not allowed to join parent networks.

How do Parent Networks operate?

Each grade-level network is run by a team of Moderators who operate according to the Gunn PTSA Parent Network policy (see below). Moderators set up in-person meetings throughout the year and provide information through an online group. Meetings provide an opportunity for parents to share ideas, concerns, and strategies around issues such as friendships, parent-child communication, emerging independence, discipline, and social life (dating, parties, etc.) – and of course, college. Usually this exchange is through informal discussions, but some groups invite a speaker or guest from time to time.

How do I join my Parent Network(s)?

Send an email to one of the below Moderators with the name and grade of your child, and you will be added after verification.

Senior Parent Network (Class of 2018)

Catherine Wytmar
Nancy Smith
Annie Bedichek

Junior Parent Network (Class of 2019)

Kimberly Eng Lee
Shalini Kumar
Mrinal Pusegaonkar

Sophomore Parent Network (Class of 2020)

Annie Bedichek
Barbara Best
Lili Nova-Roessig
Colleen Petersen
Xin Liu

 Freshman Parent Network (Class of 2021)

Cheryl Burns
Nisha Datta
Julie Dubrouillet

Parent Network Policy

Gunn PTSA Parent Networks Policy is based on the PTAC Parent Network Guidelines (updated May 24, 2017). Please contact the VP of Communications or the President of the Gunn PTSA for any questions.