My name is Ashley Tan. I am your new representative for the San Mateo Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools, Inc (SMCPPNS). The San Mateo Council is the San Francisco Peninsula branch of the statewide California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools.  There are 13 schools in the San Mateo Council.  The main purpose of the Council is to promote growth and interest in the parent participation movement by supporting its member schools.

It’s been a while since MNS had a representative to the Council, so the council members were excited to have us rejoining again. Did you know that $5 of your tuition goes to the Council each year? That’s how the Council is able to sponsor the following activities:

  1. Provide collaborated advertisements in local publications such as Bay Area Parent, Parenting on the Peninsula, and Family Navigator.
  2. Host network events for teachers and directors
  3. Host consultant services for all family members
  4. Be the liaison to the greater California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools community

The next event the Council hosts is on November 11th ,which is Network Night, an appreciation dinner where the effort and hard work of our teachers and directors are recognized. In order to cut down on the cost of this event, we are calling all schools to create the table centerpieces. So MNS, let’s put our creative minds together and create something unique and representative of our school!