Color Run Pledges – Update!

We have extended the deadline to turn in your Color Run money to Nov. 9th! This gives those out of town family and friends plenty of time to send in their donations, or donate online here.  Checks should be made out to Wood Middle School PTA.

There are prizes for students who ran most laps, the student who raises most money, and a pizza party for the class or advisory with the highest participation!

THANK YOU to everyone who has already sponsored online, or turned in their form! This is a FUNdraiser for Wood PTA; the proceeds help us pay for programs, field trips and more to support our students’ education.

You can check out photos from Color Run on our Facebook page – WoodMiddleSchoolPTA

Proposed City Ordinance on Flavored Tobacco

On Wednesday, November 7, Alameda City Council will consider an ordinance to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products like kid-friendly cigars and electronic cigarettes as well as require all tobacco retailers to apply annually for a license/permit to sell. Flavored tobacco products are frequently aimed at teens – the packaging resembles candy and sweet flavors mask the flavor of nicotine which is highly addictive. Here is the draft ordinance  and this is the meeting agenda.

If you are concerned about the harms of vaping and flavored tobacco, and want to know more about what is being done to address this health epidemic and protect youth in Alameda, here’s some information: Flavors Hook Kids and No More Flavored Tobacco – scroll to the end to a form you can use to email to all members of City Council to express your concerns.

 

AUSD Parent Education & Speaker Series

Parent University – Fall Session

Participants of AUSD’s Parent University program walk away with clear knowledge and tools about the college-going process, and who to work with to support their children’s readiness for this important step in their life.

Wednesday, November 7th, 6-8:30 pm, Lincoln Middle School, 1250 Fernside Blvd. Register here: http://bit.ly/MiddleSchoolPU

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Teen Mental Health Wellness: How Parents Can Help

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents. While most young people are resilient and healthy, family and caregivers play an important role in detecting early crisis signs.
This workshop will discuss common mental health issues for young people, suicide factors and suicide warning signs. Learn how to begin a conversation with your child and about safety planning. Emphasis will be placed on how to get professional help.

Wednesday, November 14, 7-8:30. Lincoln Middle School, 1250 Fernside Blvd. Register here: http://bit.ly/SpeakerSeriesRSVP

Coffee with Cammie, November 2nd

Join us for Coffee with Cammie this Friday, November 2nd, 8:30 am in the Media Center.

We’ll have a speaker from the Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition who will address issues around flavored tobacco products and teens. More and more kids are being exposed to vaping and flavored tobacco products, so this is something all parents/ guardians need to learn more about.

To help with this or upcoming Coffees with Cammie, please can sign up here.