- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

Workshop: Parents as Life Coaches

For parents/guardians of children in Grades 6 to 12

This informative session will assist parents/guardians in understanding the language of the Internet, cell phones, texting and the drug culture. Parents will learn how to recognize and deal with cyber‐bullying, what is being done to make our school technology systems safe, and how to monitor home technology systems.

Presenters will include educators from Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, technology professionals, child and youth workers and the community policing officer. There will be opportunity to ask questions about your specific concerns.

Media representatives are invited to report on this event

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville

Space is limited

Reserve your space by Friday, October 17, 2008. Contact Pauline Hoskin, Student Success Secretary, 1 800 267‐4350 or 613-966‐1170 ext. 2212.

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves more than 16,700 students each day at 46 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement is the goal of close to 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, provide the best opportunity for students to learn. The district covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.

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For more information, please contact:

• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2354