Free dinner and childcare will be provided.
Location: EES Gym-café.
For information on the parent night contact EES School Counselor, Melissa Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 540-0137, or Marni Slavik at email@example.com.
Howard Smith, Interim Superintendent, will discuss the Burlington School District budget for next year from 5:45 to 6:30.
Speaker Johanna Straavaldsen from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont will be speaking from 6:30-8:00. This year, Burlington School District Elementary Schools will be using the Care For Kids (grades PreK-2) and We Care Elementary (grades 3-5) sexual abuse prevention programs. These programs develop adults’ capacity to protect children from sexual abuse and take a comprehensive approach to helping students build healthy relationships. Both programs are brought to us by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, a non-profit serving parents, schools, and individuals throughout the state. These experiential and interactive curricula focus on helping children build communication and empathy skills as well as understand boundaries. Edmunds Elementary School will be hosting an event for parents of elementary school students to learn about these programs and to discuss how we all promote healthy relationships with kids. This event provides parents an opportunity to talk with one another about their experiences discussing relationships with children and consider the different strategies that adults can use to promote healthy relationship skills. It is strongly encouraged that all parents/guardians attend this event. Adult involvement in prevention is critical and truly does make a difference. Additionally, for more information about the Care For Kids and We Care Elementary Programs, please visit http://www.PCAVT.org.