Marshall Fundamental PTSA Awarded PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation Grant

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The grant is made possible by PTA Proud National Sponsors NortonLifeLock & TikTok. The Smart Talk is a free, fun, interactive tool created by National PTA and NortonLifeLock that helps families set tech ground rules together. Using guided questions, the easy-to-use tool addresses privacy, screen time, social media etiquette, app usage, texting and calling to create a customized agreement that families can print and sign.“Offerings like The Smart Talk are part of our association’s long-standing efforts to support the health, safety, well-being and long-term success of every child through family and community education,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA. “Our mission is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We are pleased to provide Marshall Fundamental PTSA with resources to empower their work.”With the grant, Marshall Fundamental PTSA will invite the entire school community to participate the Smart Talk program. By offering this program, the PTSA seeks to provide a free and fun resource to families to improve the mental and emotional health for their children and themselves. The PTSA will incentive participation by offering prizes to everyone who completes the program.“Families and especially children are connected to the digital world more than ever, especially because of the increased time spent at home during the pandemic,” said David Way, treasurer of Marshall Fundamental PTSA. “Unfortunately, many parents and children are unaware of the risks and dangers or they have underestimated the potential negative impacts. This grant will help families protect their relationships by creating a space and forum to discuss the issues surrounding the digital world. It will help families develop healthy boundaries together and educate them on what is safe and what is not. These conversations can help improve mental health by giving children the support they need to cope with social media issues.”The grant is part of National PTA’s PTA Connected initiative and the association’s new PTA Programs at Home models. National PTA launched its PTA Connected initiative in 2018 to formalize and build on its work in the digital space in response to the growing needs and interest of parents nationwide. PTA Connected is designed to educate and engage families in digital wellness, security, access, equity and literacy. To date, over $750,000 in funding has been awarded to PTAs to host PTA Connected events with over 500 PTA Connected events across the country, reaching over 25,000 families. NortonLifeLock is the presenting and founding sponsor of PTA Connected and collaborated with National PTA to build The Smart Talk tool.In response to our changing world, National PTA developed at-home models as alternatives for in-person PTA Connected and Smart Talk Conversation community events. The PTA Programs at Home models offer engaging, educational and fun activities for all students and their families.“National PTA developed its PTA Programs at Home models to provide all PTAs the opportunity to offer programming in new, exciting formats that increase accessibility for families—regardless of whether their school community is learning from home, in the school building or in a hybrid model,” added Nathan R. Monell, CAE, National PTA Executive Director. “National PTA and PTAs nationwide remain committed to supporting families and school communities, making sure they have what they need during this challenging time and helping all children realize their full potential.”Marshall Fundamental School, 990 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5810 or visit www.pusd.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=53. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education Marshall Fundamental PTSA Awarded PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation Grant STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 1:08 pmcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

LIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggression

first_img Previous articleNew phase of Wild Atlantic Way to include LimerickNext articleOpinion – World in Union #RWC2015 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ONE in every four students have experienced unwanted and aggressive sexual behaviour, including groping, sexualised verbal abuse and unwanted sexual contact, according to a study conducted at a Limerick third level college.Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) research collective, Social Science ConneXions, has found that up to 25 per cent of students surveyed earlier this year reported having experienced a “sexually unwanted or aggressive incident”.The survey was conducted online across all four LIT campuses. 338 responses were received and the key findings also showed that five per cent had experienced a non-consensual sexual encounter and five per cent of male respondents had experienced a sexually unwanted or aggressive incident.Karen Sugrue, Sociology lecturer and researcher with Social Science ConneXions said that while there was an enormous amount of evidence that students were particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour, they wanted to find out if this was also the case for LIT students.“We’re delighted with the response from the management team at LIT who have taken the issue extremely seriously”, she added.LIT lecturer Jennifer Moran Stritch, who is director of the Loss and Grief research group, said that some people believed that the only type of sexual assault is rape.“We are also aware of the importance of verbal abuse, atmosphere and the sense of feeling intimidated. We want our students to live and study in an environment where they feel safe and know how and where to access supports should they need them”.Mairead Keogh, Vice President of LIT Students Union said that prevention of unwanted or aggressive incidents was the key to ensuring a safer environment for students and the students union strongly support the measures implemented.LIT Registrar Terry Twomey said that LIT had an exemplary record in student safety on campus.“We have had no reported incidents here at LIT, and we take pre-emptive action through our Student Safety Programme to ensure that we maintain our exemplary record. Nonetheless, as part of LIT’s Student Safety Programme, our Social Science Connexions unit carried out a small pilot survey of students on any experience of sexual harassment they might have had”.He added that because LIT had no reported incidents, the negative experiences reported most likely related to life off-campus.“Still, the institute is taking no chances. Last week, LIT introduced a new presentation on consent to all new students as part of our Student Safety Programme. LIT is leading the sector in this way and our objective is to maintain our exemplary record of student safety,” he concluded.National research indicates that only about 1 in 10 incidents are reported. To address this and support students, LIT ran a programme of discussion about consent during September induction days for 1st year students that ties in with the No Grey Areas campaign launched nationally by Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Francis Fitzgerald, last Friday. Emailcenter_img Print Twitter Facebook NewsLIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggressionBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2015 1100 last_img read more

Route 14 in East Montpelier closed into November due to bank slide

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) at 10 am on Thursday, October 6, 2011, will close a small section of Route 14 in East Montpelier that was damaged by spring flooding and exacerbated by Tropical Storm Irene. The road is expected to remain closed into November. Route 14 between its intersection with Route 2 and Northstar Fireworks was restricted to one lane on September 26 due to the roadway beginning to slide into the Winooski River. Engineers originally believed the road could be repaired while maintaining one lane of traffic, but the roadway continues to undermine. Electronic message boards beginning Wednesday will warn motorists of the coming closure. ‘All the rain we had over the past week exacerbated the situation, and earth is now disappearing from underneath the road at an accelerated rate,’ said VTrans Secretary Brian Searles. ‘We have already lost about three feet of asphalt, and there is no longer room to safely have both traffic and construction vehicles in the same area.’ All commercial vehicles will be rerouted to Route 302 regardless of their destination, while pleasure vehicles can use Route 302 to reach Montpelier or Country Club Road to reach Plainfield. VTrans plans to keep Route 14 passable for emergency vehicles. While the agency hopes to keep one-way traffic flowing until 10 a.m. Thursday, roadway workers will continually monitor the situation and reevaluate plans. The agency will close the road without warning anytime if it believes public safety could be compromised. For up-to-date information on storm-related openings and closings, people can call VTrans recovery call center at 1-800-866-7099 or go to the agency’s homepage at www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external) where they can sign up for alerts pushed to their mobile phone. You can also follow VTrans’ recovery efforts on both Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Weekend fire destroys shed

first_imgVersailles, In. — An outdoor shed was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in the Versailles area.Firefighters from the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department found the shed that housed a furnace fully involved in the 3200 block of E Olean Road at 6:38. Approximately 1,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze.The fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.last_img

Video: Goals from Ghana vrs Zambia World Cup Qualifier

first_imgWatch the goals that were scored in the World Cup Qualifier match between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Chipolopolo of Zambia.The score line of the match at Full time was Ghana 2 – Zambia 1 which advances the Black Stars of Ghana to the next stage of qualifiers.last_img

“The Wolverine” is playing at the Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments When: Friday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13, 2 hour, 16 minutes Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 68%. Audience review: 74% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Disney’s PlanesPacific Rim This week at the Regent Theater: “The Wolverine” (Movie trailer is below). Movie Synopsis: Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in this sequel to the member of the X-Men’s first solo outing. Mark Bomback and The Usual Suspects’ Christopher McQuarrie penned the script, which takes its inspiration from the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan as he fights ninjas in the ceremonial garb of the samurai. Knight and Day’s James Mangold directs. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovilast_img read more