MS Oct9

Conferences
Please mark your calendars for MS Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences on October 25. You will receive an email later this week with all conference information and a sign-up sheet. The MS conferences are to be attended by both students and parents. In addition to meeting with your child’s teachers, you will have the opportunity to attend a Home Digital Safety workshop, designed for MS parents and students. See you on October 25!

Counselor’s Corner
This week we have a specialist with us from the Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) program, as a part of the continued efforts we take at AC to provide substance use prevention to our students and community. The FCD specialist, Eduardo Torres, will have the opportunity to meet with all MS students, by grade level. As the still-developing adolescent brain is prone to act on impulse, take risks, and follow the influence of peers, we hope to address these issues through the following age-appropriate presentations: 

Grade 8: Interactive workshop to explore the complex social challenges that influence risk-taking behaviors (including drug use) and the strategies for managing those situations in a positive and healthy way.

Grade 7: Large group format to explore the complex social challenges that influence risk-taking behaviors (including drug use) and the strategies for managing those situations in a positive and healthy way.

Grade 6: Large group format to engage kids in the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to make positive, healthy decisions and understand the risks of drug use.

We would also like to invite you to an interactive parent workshop on Friday, October 12th from 1:30 - 3:00pm in the ACCR, led by the FCD specialist, Eduardo Torres. More information will be distributed by the MS Parent Reps. 

Thank you to those of you who signed up for Parent Day in the Middle, on October 10. I look forward to seeing you soon!

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001
"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."

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