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The Pioneer PTA Presents Parent Education Night on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30pm Pioneer MPR

The Pioneer PTA presents:

Topic: Remembering the purpose of puberty - Changes in brains, bodies and behavior


Adolescence starts with the exciting changes associated with the onset of puberty. As a parent, navigating the change in the parent-child relationship during this time and talking with our children about body changes, sexuality, dating, and other sensitive topics can feel daunting. A better understanding of the adaptive changes that happen in the brain and body during puberty can better prepare parents to maintain open lines of communication during this time and help support better adolescent health and well-being. Through participation in this interactive session, parents will: 


  1. Understand the biological, social, cognitive and emotional developmental changes that occur with puberty.
  2. Identify strategies to strengthen parent-child connection during puberty.
  3. Gain practical communication tools for open ongoing communication about sensitive topics with their children.


Ahna Suleiman is the parent of a 6th grader at Pioneer and an adolescent development researcher.  She is currently leading the developmental science component of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Children Investment Fund Foundation’s collaborative Adolescent 360 project aiming to increase contraceptive use among 15-19 year olds in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Prior to this, she was a Research Scientist at UC Berkeley in the Institute for Human Development and the founding Co-Director of the Center for the Developing Adolescent, a transdisciplinary research center founded on the recognition that adolescence represents a maturational period of great vulnerabilities and opportunities—with lifelong impact on health, education, well-being, and social as well as economic success. She has acquired over 25 years of experience working in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and youth development. Her range of experiences has included directing an adolescent health program at a county health department; implementing and evaluating school-based sex education programs; managing school based health clinics; providing parenting trainings and workshops; and engaging students in participatory action research.

Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

Our next Type 1 Diabetes Support Group is Thursday, March 7th.  It is open to all families and free childcare will be provided.  Please mark your calendar.


WhatType 1 Diabetes Support Group

When:  Thursday, March 7th

Time6-7:30 pm

WhereBirch Lane Elementary, 1600 Birch Lane in Davis, Staff Room  (Children will be in the MPR)

SpeakerErin Conboy Heiser is a diabetes specialty nurse in the Pediatric Endocrinology Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  She will be going over diabetes technology.


Free childcare will be provided!  Please RSVP to:  kmahoney@djusd.net


This group will be meeting once every two months during the school year.

Grades 1-6 Theaters Skills Class. Read Below for more information.

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