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Abuse prevention program parent preview night (posted 1/18/17)

 
Dear Parents:
 
There is an increasing concern in our nation about the problems of abuse of our children. National and state data indicate that this is a continuing problem and that in most cases of sexual abuse, the offender is not a total stranger to the child. It is important, therefore, that our children know the dangers of sexual assault as well as other forms of abuse. 
 
Since the 1980s, Columbia Public Schools has presented an abuse prevention program each year to all elementary students. This year we are pleased to announce that elementary school counselors will be using a new and updated curriculum to educate students on this important topic. In February, CPS elementary school counselors will host a special meeting for parents to preview the Second Step Child Protection classroom lessons and materials. Please mark your calendar with the following date and time for the parent preview night:
 
Wednesday, February 8
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Aslin Administration Building
1818 West Worley Street
 
Parents will have an opportunity to view the classroom lessons at the following times throughout the evening. All grade level presentations are held in separate rooms. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ATTEND THE PREVIEW NIGHT!
 
6:30 p.m.   Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade
7:15 p.m.   3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade
 
To access the Second Step Child Protection curriculum materials and resources online ahead of time, go to SecondStep.org and join with one of the following activation keys:
 
Kindergarten: CPUK FAMI LYGK
1st Grade:  CPU1 FAMI LYG1
2nd Grade: CPU2 FAMI LYG2
3rd Grade:  CPU3 FAMI LYG3
4th Grade:  CPU4 FAMI LYG4
5th Grade:  CPU5 FAMI LYG5
 
To gain access to multiple grade levels, add additional activation keys in "My Dashboard."
 
These personal safety lessons will be delivered district-wide to K-5 classrooms during the months of February and March of the 2016-17 school year. A letter will be sent home with your child the day the material is presented so that you may be able to follow up with a discussion at home. To learn more about starting these important discussions with your child, watch this short video.
 
For more information, please contact your school counselor or Susan Perkins, Coordinator of Elementary School Counseling, at 214-3580.
 
Sincerely,
 
Your CPS Elementary School Counseling Team