Alumna Mary DeMocker ‘80 Shares Tips for Climate Revolution

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Mary DeMocker ’80 discusses her book at the PACK Coffee Connection.

“First, relax. Get together with other people. Start with one thing. Get off screens and get outdoors,” encouraged Allendale Columbia alumna Mary DeMocker ’80, in her talks with parents and students while visiting her high school alma mater. She talked about her book, The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep, which is a finalist for the 2019 Oregon Book Award.

“Parents are hardwired to protect their kids,” she said at the event and in her book, providing them with food to eat, providing care and comfort when they’re sick, helping make sure they get their homework done, and more. And that’s why, she says, parents are the key to saving children from the chaos of climate change. She started when she became a parent and realized she needed to do more than recycle and change lightbulbs, that change would only come from community and political action. (more…)

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PACK Coffee Connection Feb. 13th, 8-9 a.m.

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

PACK Coffee Connection Discusses Digital Best Practices

Join us Wednesday, February 13th, for PACK’s monthly Coffee Connection. This month, Tony Tepedino and Judy Van Alstyne will be talking about social media, digital footprints, what kids are doing online, and how to navigate these things with children and teens. All parents, host parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome to attend. Tasty treats and coffee will be served.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Bruce B. Bates Design and Innovation Lab
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Treats and coffee
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Presentation

No need to RSVP! We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Coffee Connection is the monthly parent social for all AC parents, host parents, and guardians. It’s organized by the volunteer group, Parents of Allendale Columbia Kids (PACK). If you have any questions or want to get more involved with PACK, please email the PACK President, Kristin Rorapaugh, at k.rorapaugh@gmail.com.

 

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PACK Coffee Connection Jan. 16th, 8-9 a.m.

Posted on January 9th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

PACK Coffee Connection Features AC Food Program

Join us Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, for PACK’s monthly Coffee Connection. This month we will be highlighting the AC Food Program and their nutritious and environmentally-responsible values. Come meet with Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch and learn about our local, nut-free, family-style lunches and how the AC kitchen is committed to protecting our environment through our “healthy + sustainable” philosophy. All parents, host parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome to attend. Tasty treats and coffee will be served.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Dining Commons
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Treats and coffee
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Presentation

No need to RSVP! We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Coffee Connection is the monthly parent social for all AC parents, host parents, and guardians. It’s organized by the volunteer group, Parents of Allendale Columbia Kids (PACK). If you have any questions or want to get more involved with PACK, please email the PACK President, Kristin Rorapaugh, at k.rorapaugh@gmail.com.

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