Please share this information with parents. Flyers for both events are attached.
Parent Action for Healthy Kids is offering two FREE webinars for parents and supportive adults.
May 13th 6:30 - 8 pm - Flyer attached
Talk Early & Talk Often - Talking with our Tweens and Teens about sex!
Facilitated by Barb Flis, Founder, Parent Action for Healthy Kids
Hosted by Beaumont Teen Health, Wayne County
May 20th 6:30 - 8 pm - Flyer attached
Talk Early & Talk Often - LGBTQ+ Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression! What does it all mean?
Featured Speaker - Kim Phillips-Knope, Project Lead, Michigan Department of Education, LGBTQ+ Students Project
Moderated by Barb Flis, Founder Parent Action for Healthy Kids
January 7, 2021
Dear AP School Community,
Yesterday, citizens gathered at our nation’s capital to protest the results of the recent presidential election. During the event, the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC, was breached. These alarming events, coupled with the reality of the current pandemic, can be particularly frightening for some students. Children can experience feelings of confusion, sadness, helplessness, anger and anxiety as they try to make sense out of the news in the world around them. Experts agree that talking to your child about conflicts in the news can help him or her understand what has happened so they can feel safe and begin to cope with the situation.
Attached are tips from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help you in your discussions at https://www.nctsn.org/resources/suggestions-educators-helping-traumatized-children-school
Additional resources to aid in at-home conversations can be found at: https://www.apa.org/topics/talking-children https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/helping-children-with-tragic-events-in-the-news
If your child needs extra support, please feel free to reach out to your building administrator, social worker or counselor, or peruse the resources at http://allenparksocialworkers.weebly.com/
As leaders in our school community, we recognize that news events such as this reinforce our need to continue to persevere in building a culturally proficient and globally aware community.
Through education, love, patience and acceptance, we can continue to guide our children to be empowered global stewards who have a positive impact on our community, country, and world.
Michael H. Darga
Superintendent of Schools
This is an article about our new landscape. We are expecting kids (and their support systems) to be on line more and more, however we also need to make sure that students understand the Netiquette needed. Here are the tips from the article you: November 19, 2020 artlce
"I am most concerned about our students in middle and high school. I do not talk about the digital footprint any longer. Students are now creating digital tattoos that will stay with them forever. A tattoo is permanent and cannot be removed. With the current climate of the pandemic, electronic communication tools are being used more widely. What students post online, even in middle school, can impact their future. I ask teachers and parents to use these tips to help students as they navigate the vast space of the internet.
Again please use the link for the full article and be safe and be well.
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Downriver Foster Closet is a 501c3 organization with a goal is to help foster families in need. Some of the items we can help with are clothing from infant sizes to adult sizes, hygiene products, furniture such as cribs/beds, baby equipment, formula, etc. We can also help birth parents who are being reunited with their children with any of these items. If it's something we don't have "in stock", we have built an incredible base of donors so it usually only takes a few days to gather needed items. Everything we have to offer is FREE and has been donated. We want to help in any way possible to make these kids feel good about themselves and take a little financial burden off the foster families. All the items the kids pick out, they get to keep; nothing needs to be returned to the closet!
The closet also runs yearly programs that would be beneficial to your families, a few examples are: In May we did a bike drive, September we did a book bag drive when we filled the book bags with new school items, in October we are doing a winter coat/hat/boot drive, then in December we will be doing our 1st ever Christmas drive! Right now we have started taking applications for foster parents to sign their kids up for Christmas. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfw6TAAFzs.../viewform...
Your social workers are the link from your student, to the classroom, to the school, to you and to the community.