November 11, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On Tuesday November 17 and Thursday November 19, 2015 your child will have a guest speaker during his/her physical education classes. The speaker will be Mary Pickener, a Vermont Substance Abuse Prevention counselor. Mary works closely with many agencies in the county as well as local schools.
During class on Tuesday your child will be watching the movie The Hungry Heart in it’s entirety. The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who worked with patients struggling with the disease. This films shines the light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of theses young addicts yearn for but do not have in their lives.
On Thursday we will continue the conversation around the factors that may influence one’s decision to use drugs as well as prevention techniques and triggers using a guided curriculum.
Early exposure to the dangers of drug and alcohol usage paired with early intervention has been found to be the best prevention. If you have any questions about the presentation please contact us at 527-0565 ext 5002
Meg Jarvis Rusty Branon Paula Wight Heidi Andrews
Physical Education Instructors