Night & Building Resiliency
Longfellow MS invites you for two important programs that can help parenting for the middle school student.
First, Educational Panel Information Night will inform parents of 7th and 8th grade students on the benefits and options for local high school programs. Explore your child’s educational opportunities on April 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Longfellow MS.
Second, Longfellow MS is hosting a Resiliency Toolkit Discussion on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the Longfellow Middle School Library. Please join in a conversation on finding new and better ways and tools to help your child develop more persistence, responsibility and self-esteem. Diana England and Sharon Frank will facilitate the conversation on specific issues such as chores and learning from mistakes. Any questions: Contact Diana England for more information.
YEARDLEY LOVE FOUNDATION PRESENTATION APRIL 30 – 7:00 pm – McLean High School AUDITORIUM
On April 30, 2014 at 7 pm, Sharon Love of the Love Foundation will come to McLean High School to bring her message to the community about dating violence and healthy relationships.
The program, to be held in the McLean High School auditorium, is intended for parents (but older teens may attend) to learn the signs of intimate partner abuse among teenagers and young adults. Mrs. Love will also focus on how to prepare our teens to be alert to these problems in their own lives and in the lives of their friends.
The Love Foundation, formed after her daughter Yeardley’s death, has numerous resources for both parents and teens, including two unique apps. The One Love MyPlan, for instance, is an anonymous, free application for smart phones and other electronic devices that can help determine if a relationship is unsafe and helps to create the best action plan by weighing an individual’s unique characteristics and values. In partnership with LoveisRespect.org, the app provides access to trained advocate support 24/7 through an embedded live chat function. Officer Davis, McLean High School’s School Resource Officer, will begin the presentation with safety tips for students.
For more information, please contact Julie Murphy, a member of the McLean High School PTSA, at email@example.com.
Perils of the College Drinking Culture
Please join the Langley High School PTSA Family Network Committee on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00pm for “HAZE: The Perils of the College Drinking Culture.” The event will be held in the Langley High School Auditorium. This is a free must-see event open to ALL high school juniors, seniors, and their parents. No reservation is necessary.
The event features a screening of the award-winning documentary, HAZE, looking at the crisis of binge drinking and hazing on college campuses. It is followed by a panel discussion with key experts. Presented by the Unified Prevention Coalition in collaboration with the Fairfax County Police Department, Safe Community Coalition, and others.
For further information, please contact Betsy Shomaker or visit the Unified Prevention Coalition website.
Langley High School Senior Ethics Forum — Adult Volunteers Needed!!
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Gannett/USA Today and the Safe Community Coalition, the Langley Senior Ethics Forum will be held at Gannett headquarters in McLean on Wednesday, May 21. The Langley Class of 2014, the PTSA and other community organizations join Gannett in sponsoring this event in which all seniors participate. We need table leaders to work with groups of students to facilitate small group discussion and to help students rotate through modules. The time commitment includes a brief evening training session on Tuesday, May 13, in addition to the forum at Gannett on May 21, 7:45 am – 2 pm. Please contact Amy Hunt if you are willing to volunteer.