- Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10:16 am
The school district’s PTAs, PTSA, and the Newtown Prevention Council are sponsoring a presentation by Scott Driscoll for local parents on Tuesday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Newtown Middle School.
The presentation is called “Empowering Smart Online Choices,” and it will be held in the middle school’s auditorium.
- Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:32 am
During its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year, the Newtown Prevention Council heard a presentation by a representative from Quantitative Services on drug and alcohol surveys that had been administered to students and parents between March and May.
Dr Archie Swindell said he compared Newtown’s data with trends nationally and in the state.
The 2015 surveys were sponsored by Newtown Prevention Council and Newtown Public Schools. The survey results were presented in two parts: one for youth, and one for parents.
- Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:16 am
Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero offered presentations for students during the day and an evening presentation for parents and community members on Wednesday, September 9, at Newtown High School.
The Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the NHS PTSA arranged the presentations, which shared a message of hope and inspiration.
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
Newtown Parent Connection and Newtown Prevention Council will be hosting a Family Fun Night at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, on Friday, September 25, from 6 to 8 pm.
The fee for admission is $2 per person, and children under 2 are free. Tickets may be purchased online at newtownparentconnection.org or at Dr Baum’s office, at 23 Church Hill Road. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
- Friday, August 28, 2015
Marc Mero, a former WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, will share a message of hope and inspiration with Newtown school district and community members at Newtown High School on September 9, at 7 pm.
The event will be held in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, and it is open to the public.
- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:13 am
The Newtown Prevention Council closed out its final meeting of the season, on May 21, with a presentation by resident Catherine Larson, owner of Tech Training CT.
Also during the meeting, Newtown Prevention Council Grant Coordinator Kim Killoy briefly discussed the council’s plans to use up its Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the federal Department of Health and Human Services funding, which she said the council has available until the end of September.
- Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:22 am
Newtown High School, Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the Newtown Board of Realtors invite the public to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle with substance abuse and his road to recovery on Thursday, April 7, at 7 pm. This presentation is intended for parents and their children (11 years and older), friends and neighbors, and will be held at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:35 am
At the Newtown Prevention Council meeting on Thursday, March 19, members reviewed a workshop conducted in January and worked on ways to continue its efforts to foster a resilient community.
Prevention Council Vice Chair Donna Culbert said the January event involved 75 people gathering to work on the effort, “and there was a lot of really thoughtful discussion and a lot of concrete suggestions and ideas that were shared.”
- Thursday, March 5, 2015
For 40 minutes last Friday morning a dozen K-9 narcotics teams toured the parking lots and hallways of Newtown High School. They were there by special invitation of the school’s administration, the Newtown Prevention Council, and the Newtown Police Department. Despite advance notice of the day’s “drug sniff” by the police dog teams, enough evidence was collected to support the arrests of three students and the issuance of an infraction to a fourth on drug-related charges.
- Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association (NEOA) has scheduled a presentation on Thursday, January 8, at 7 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, for parents of middle school and high school age students in Newtown.
The event will be held in the school’s auditorium.
Newtown Public Schools, the Newtown Police Department, and the Newtown Prevention Council have partnered with the NEOA to bring parents the workshop on teen substance abuse.