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Marijuana and the Teen Brain:  A Community Forum

How do we hold informed and useful conversations about Marijuana with our children?

What does the latest research say, without the hype?

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:00pm, at the Point Arena High School Auditorium, Ralph Cantor will talk at an open forum about marijuana and the teen brain.

Mr. Cantor takes an informative, non-judgmental, science-based perspective regarding the impact of drugs and alcohol on the brain.  He will talk about marijuana and the adolescent brain and facilitate an open forum to discuss people’s concerns, views, thoughts and opinions about marijuana use by teens in our community.

This is not a forum to debate the pros and cons of marijuana, its legalization, its medicinal value, or a forum for political opinions.

It is for parents, school personnel, teenagers and other community members to allow for an uncharged, informative discussion about marijuana and our youth. It is time to move past the controversy from both sides to give room for a more unbiased and responsible voice as to how we want to address marijuana when it comes to our youth.

Ralph Cantor has been in public education for over 40 years as a teacher, counselor, and administrator with expertise in the prevention of substance abuse and violence with school age students. He is presently doing drug prevention education in high school classrooms; talking with parents; and training school personnel throughout Northern California focusing on Marijuana, Alcohol and Teenagers. Mr. Cantor has been to other parts of Mendocino County a number of times talking with our teens, teachers, counselors, and parents about marijuana and been well received by students.

Spanish translation will be available at this event.

Click Ralph Cantor below to see the flyer

Ralph Cantor

Dear Families,

Arena Union Elementary staff  promotes school participation of families. We invite and encourage you to participate in the activities that keep you involved in your child’s education. There are many opportunities to support your child including attending Open House, helping in your child’s classroom, or going on a field trip. Some of the ways information about these events will be communicated to you are through this newsletter and classroom newsletters, on the One Call Home system, on the school sign, and in the local newspaper.

A few opportunities include:

  • Attend Back to School Night
  • Volunteer at a school event
  • Volunteer on a field trip
  • Attend a School Site Council (SSC), or English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) meeting
  • Volunteer as a room parent
  • Sit on a school committee (SSC, etc.)
  • Volunteer in a classroom
  • Attend Open House
  • We hope that you participate in a variety of  opportunities this year!

Every day I am amazed at the warmth and kindness extended to me by students, staff, parents, and community menbers. This school and community is a very special place, and I’m extremely proud to work and live here. I stand in awe of the passion of the Arena Union Elementary educators for ensuring that all children learn and achieve at their highest level, and in a safe and supportive environment. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during the school year.

Most sincerely,

Kathy Crossman

Principal, Arena Union Elementary