A few things to think about…

Studniowka

First,  a great thank you to all of our parents on the organizing committee for Studniowka. It was a brilliant event that was enjoyed by all of our families, staff, and administration in attendance.  The students thrilled us with their nimble talents on the dance floor with the Polonaise and a wonderful waltz!  What a wonderful way to capture some host country culture in a splendid traditional event that is an important waypoint for your seniors, just 100 days before their exams.  Many thanks to all involved for making it a special night!

Raising Your Awareness

Please be advised that we have seen an uptick in the presence of vaping amongst students including a few recent disciplinary events related to this new trend.  To be clear, vaping is an alternative form of smoking using a small electronic device to create the smoke that is inhaled.

Vaping monikers include: vape pens, pod mods, tanks, electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDS), e-hookahs, e-cigarettes

There are many articles on this new trend and around the world health professionals and educators are trying to help students see this new trend as equivalent to tobacco products and the associated health risks for young and growing students are profound. The unfortunate result of the quick marketing of these products is that most students believe that this new form of smoking is safe and this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Please see the following articles for help in understanding the risks:

Our policy is clear on the matter and we have included vaping in our handbooks as not allowed on campus, by students nor adults.  We continue to be a smoke-free campus in all forms including both tobacco products and vaping.  Please talk with your children about the health consequences of vaping and let’s work together to try and steer them away from this habit in all its forms.

PTO Quiz Night

Please join your fellow community members for our annual Quiz Night, this year at the Sheraton Hotel (The Olive Restaurant) on Saturday, January 26, starting at 7:00p.   Tickets are on sale at the PTO Store for this adults-only event and the price is 75 PLN per person with finger foods and beverages provided.  Come and join!!  Fun for all!!

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