PAWTUCKET – A first-ever “Parents for Peaceful Communities” conference will be held at Jenks Junior High School, 350 Division St. (across from McCoy Stadium), on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The conference is intended to afford parents the opportunity to receive important information through workshops related to their children’s educational achievement and interact with other parents to help build a safer, more informed and more peaceful community.
The conference, which is free, will begin with registration and a continental breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. when participants will be welcomed by Pawtucket School Supt. Deborah Cylke and Central Falls School Supt. Frances Gallo. From 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., parents will be given information about school expectations at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
Starting at 10 a.m., parents will be able to attend two hour-long workshops of their choice, given by experts on developmental expectations, gang prevention, internet safety and cyber-bullying, effective ways of communicating with their children, building a culture of peace, building healthy relationships, marijuana myths and gaining skills for success.
After the workshops, a drawing for donated prizes will be held from noon to 12:15 p.m.
The conference is organized and sponsored by the Central Falls-Pawtucket Nonviolence Initiative based at Woodlawn Community Development Center in Pawtucket, with collaboration and support from the Pawtucket and Central Falls School Departments.