2021-22 Parent Education Events: The events below were developed in response to a parent feedback survey, school climate survey and in coordination with school initiatives. (Linked events are available for RSVP.)

  • Wednesday, August 18 2021: Parenting Past the Pandemic 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, September 9: Tackle Procrastination: Tips for Students about How to Organize Time and Follow Through. Learn more in this recording..
  • Tuesday, October 5: Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2022: Supporting your Student in Sexual Ethics and Consent
  • Thursday, November 18: Rock Your Finals: How to Make an Anti-Cram Exam Plan. 7:00-8:00pm. Recording here.
  • Tuesday, January 18 (date changed): Substance Use and Abuse Awareness and Prevention. Recording here.
  • Wednesday, January 26: Take Powerful Notes: How To Remember What You Learn By Writing It Down Well. 7:00-8:00pm, Theater on campus. — Recording here.
  • Thursday, February 10: Racial Justice and Community Healing. Recording here.
  • Wednesday, March 23: Supporting Seniors in the Transition from High School to College. Recording here.

For questions about these events, contact Mark Lederer, Director of Health and Wellness and Clinical Services, at [email protected] or Maisha Wilson, Dragon Parent Education Chair, at [email protected]. For more information and resources, click here.

DPG meetings take place from 7:00 – 8:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of most months, including:

Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, and Apr 12

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.


In partnership with the Dragon Den, our retail operation is introducing some great new gifts and gear for parents like hats, stadium blankets, logo magnets, keychains and more. Sales occur at many on-campus sporting events. Look for our tent and table and show your Dragon Pride!

Volunteer Spotlight

Maisha WilsonThe DPG couldn’t provide valuable activities and events without dedicated volunteers.

This month, we are spotlighting Maisha Wilson, Parent Education Chair. Even amidst the worst days of the pandemic, Maisha put together relevant events to help parents and students navigate various challenges. This year, Maisha has planned events on issues for many different ages and stages.

Thank you Maisha for your dedication to the O’Dowd community!


Easy Giving link

Every time you access your Amazon account through the image on this page, or, your purchase provides an average of 5% (and up to 8%) on the transaction back to the school at no additional expense to you!

Shop as you normally would — you can still log in and use your personal Amazon account and O’Dowd gets qualified rebates! Turn your shopping into an act of giving.

Learn more about our Amazon partnership »


escripThis program allows you to earn rebates for a designated charity simply by shopping at local grocery stores and retailers – like Lucky Supermarkets, Piedmont Grocery, Save Mart and more. Sign up on (and ask other family members to do it too), designate Bishop O’Dowd High School as the non-profit to receive contributions and the rest will take care of itself.

To register:

  • Go to »
  • Search “Bishop O’Dowd High School”
  • Click “Sign Up”
  • Register

Turn every shopping trip into a contribution to O’Dowd.


Thanks to these volunteers who will be leading the Dragon Parents & Guardians this year! Learn more about each member of the Dragon Parents Board.

To reach the Dragon Parents & Guardians, email us at [email protected]

Executive Committee

Chair: Meghan O’Leary
Vice Chair: Felipa Ortiz-Pallen
Secretary: Stacy Rollo
Treasurer: Harry Loucks


Communications: Sarah Holliman
Parent Education: Maisha Wilson
Hospitality: Lisa Gros
Volunteer: Anne Swinney
Spirit Gear: Lisa Sutton
Loyalty Program: OPEN

Coordinators & Representatives

Kairos Reception Coordinator: OPEN
Freshman Rep:
Francine Anthony and Laurann Weinmann
Sophomore Rep: OPEN
Junior Rep:
Karin Marke and Natasha Terk
Senior Rep:
Members at Large: OPEN

To reach the Dragon Parents & Guardians, email us at [email protected]