• The parent advisory group met on Monday, Feb. 3rd at 12:30. Our next meeting is Monday, March 2nd- Dickerson- Room 218.   All parents of classified students are welcome.

    The parent advisory group met on Monday, Feb. 3rd at 12:30. Our next meeting is Monday, March 2nd- Dickerson- Room 218. All parents of classified students are welcome.

    Agenda/Minutes
    February 3, 2020 please go to Article Body above for the entire minutes....

    Members who attended: Dr. Krone, Mrs. Diane Basanese, Ms. Jamie Norton, Ms. Jen Yeager, Mrs. Megan McCarthy, Mrs. Mou Sarkar, Dr. Sarah Southwick, Mrs. Vivian Norman, Mrs.Joann Pezzano- Mrs. Kelly Gyselman could not attend.

    Speakers- The Black River Administration/Guidance Staff is sponsoring the following speaker for February which will be of interest to all parents- Raising Resilient Teens Expert Panel- BRMS- Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Black River Middle School Cafeteria.

    Featured will be a panel of local mental health and law enforcement experts to answer YOUR questions and educate our community about raising resilient children and teens in our changing times. Moderated by: Susan Tellone, RN, BSN, CSN, MSN Clinical Director for Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.

    The panel consist of the following people:

    Mary Vineis BA, DRCC, Morris County Coordinator Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth;

    Wendy Stefick Chair, NJ Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, NJ Chapter Board Member for AFSP, Bergen County Suicide Prevention Coordinator;

    Matthew Bohn Chester Police Black River MS LEAD Office;

    Rebecca Tritt MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CPRS, Daytop Village of NJ, Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer.

    2. Mrs. Pezzano recommended the CANDO group start a Facebook page in addition to advertising our events on Facebook page- the Parents of Chester. (Thank you Mrs. Gyselman for doing this for Dr. Jed Baker.) Mrs. Pezzano recommended checking out the Montclair SEPAC Facebook page. Ms. Yeager said she would look into and get this page started.

    3. On March 3rd, Mr. Kirk Martin of Celebrate Calm is set to speak to our parents in the morning- 9-10:30 and in the evening 6:30-8:30 at Dickerson. We must advertise.

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