Students and Parents Against Risks to our Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) has announced a great year of programs to educate and involve parents in issues affecting their school-age children. Evening meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Southlake City Hall, 3rd Floor.
The first S.P.A.R.K. meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 and will feature the topic of Keeping Your Family Safe. Buddy Knight returns to share information about internet and cell phone dangers. This particular program is for parents only and will be held at Southlake Baptist Church, which is leasing space in the former Carroll Intermediate School building, 1101 N. Carroll Avenue .
School Resource Officers Brett Wilson and Alan Smith will be visiting our elementary schools in early October. They will be holding meetings with K-4 parents on the topic of Scheduling and Your Child – How NOT to Over Do It. The times and locations of these various programs will be announced later on MySouthlakeNews.com.
On October 25, the popular Sex, Drugs Rock and Rules program will be presented to parents only by family therapists Pam Bolen and Debby Wade. The November 15 meeting will be for the general public – kids and parents of all ages – on the topic of Eating Disorders and Dangers of Energy/Sports Drinks.
S.P.A.R.K. will take the busy month of December off, but will return January 24 with the topic of Teen Driving. John Schock from Park Place Lexus will be present, along with the I-Promise pledge program. The January program is geared specifically for students in grades 9-12 and their parents.
The heavy topic of Bullying will be covered at the February 21 S.P.A.R.K. meeting. This program is designed to educate students in grades K-12 and their parents.
The March 20 program will be for parents only entitled, Parenting in These Changing Times.
On April 17, day programs will be held at the new Carroll Middle School campus for parents and students in grades 5-9. The topic will be Middle Years – Years of Change. Specific times and details will be forthcoming as the program draws closer.
On May 1, daytime presentations are planned at Carroll Senior High School for a Pre-Prom Awareness Program by Debbie Fresch. This will be designed for high school students and their parents.
Questions about S.P.A.R.K., this year’s program or how you can get more involved can be directed to Laura K. Hill at 817-797-0782.