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NEWSLETTER
March 2019

THE POWER OF PARENTING:

You Are Your Child's Most Important App
Showing your kids you love them is 2% effort and 98% putting down your phone.

-Collin Kartchner

Internet Crusader, Collin Kartchner, visited Las Vegas last week to discuss the effects of Social Media on our kids' mental health.  At the end of a life-changing Parent Education Night at American Preparatory Academy, which included a panel discussion from local experts, the attention turned to what parents could do in the face of a startling reality. When a few "oversight" apps were mentioned, like Bark and OurPact, which will help you monitor what is on your child's phone, Collin got up and very frankly said, "You are your kids best monitoring app." In the face of current political trends and proposed legislation his message could not have been more urgent for us to hear. No app, no piece of legislation, no school and no teacher can take the place of a parent.

There is no substitute for good parenting. Children need love, affection, attention and, according to Collin and his team, they need 8 hugs, for 8 seconds each, every day. We can't turn that over to the school, the government, or an app, hoping our kids will turn out emotionally stable and socially adjusted. Parents are the people who know their kids the best and who know what is best for them. Schools and science both tell us that number one factor in whether or not our children succeed is us. If we consider we are raising the next generation of leaders who will shape society, there could be no better perspective than from Harold B. Lee who says, "The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home."

If you didn't get the chance to see Collin live, you can watch his Tedx talk here.


See attached flyer for recommended resources from Collin and his team to help you on your parenting crusade.


Thank you Ginger Oghigian for helping us sponsor this message. Ginger works with buyers and sellers and specializes in single family homes, townhomes and condos in the West, NW, and SW parts of Las Vegas.

 

Open Enrollment from CCSD:

"Open Enrollment provides parents of CCSD students with another choice. In the Spring of each year, schools with available seats will be advertised for the purpose of allowing parents/guardians of students who do not reside in these attendance zones to express interest in enrolling their child(ren) there. However, transportation is not provided for students selected to attend schools through CCSD’s Open Enrollment."
 
We will send out more information on open enrollment when it becomes available.
Introduction to Homeschooling Workshop:

New to homeschooling, thinking about it, or just need some encouragement? Come to this informal gathering, ask your questions and get your concerns answered. Elissa Wahl, from Nevada Homeschool Network, will be on hand to answer all of your homeschooling questions.

Thursday, March 21st from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Click here for more information.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IT'S HAPPENING NOW

Bills affecting your right to parent are already being discussed:
  • SB179 Eliminates parental notification and consent for abortions for minors ​
  • AB187 Requires children under 17 to wear bike helmets or face fines
  • AB123 Makes personal information available to outside groups when reporting vaccination exemptions to schools
We are monitoring these bills closely and posting updates on our website, regarding where they are in the process. Updates regarding when and how to make your voices heard on these pieces of legislation will be posted here.

Stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter and Facebook page. We will keep you informed on potential legislation that affects you and your ability to parent.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

The Nevada State Legislature has an online bill tracking system called NELIS, Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System, 
available at: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019


This site gives you access to what is happening in the Nevada State Legislature. You can view the legislative calendar, read proposed legislation (Bill Draft Request/BDR), and search key terms to see what legislation is being proposed surrounding that term.

This is the same site Power2Parent uses and monitors to keep you up to date on issues we find that impact your right to parent. Help us help you by making a donation to help keep us up and running!  Click here to donate.

CCSD Community PAC Meeting:
CCSD Trustees Linda P. Cavazos and Deanna L. Wright would like to invite you to attend a Community PAC Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the theater at Greenspun Junior High School, located at 140 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson. The topic of discussion will be Education Funding in Nevada.

 

CCSD Trustee Meetings:
Are you concerned about what is happening in your child's school? You have an elected Trustee to represent your voice in the school district. This includes procedural and financial decisions. These Trustees meet regularly and these meetings are open to the public. You can listen in on the meetings and even make statements and express concerns! This is your chance to make your voice heard.

The CCSD Trustee Meetings for March will be held March 14th and March 28th at 5:00pm.
You can attend the meeting in person at the Edward A. Greer Education Center, 2832 East Flamingo Road, or you can watch a meeting online here

Congratulations, Michelle Matecki! 
 
Michelle is this month's Power2Teach winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and will be entered into our end of year $500 Grand Prize.

Michelle was nominated by her fellow colleagues who had this to say about her:


"Michelle has been teaching for 23 years. What stands out to me about Michelle is that she loves her students so much and they love her even more (if that is possible). She individualizes everything, so all of her kids experience success! She sends home a lot of information for her students' parents so that they can help their kids at home. She always, always has a super big smile on her face. She shows up no matter what because she doesn't want to let her students and colleagues down!"
Michelle teaches kindergarten at Priest Elementary School. She works tirelessly to find ways to help her students.

Do you have a teacher who has gone the extra mile for your child, or who has had an amazing influence on students in the State of Nevada?

Each month we will choose one teacher in Nevada who will be highlighted in our monthly P2P Newsletter and who will then be in the running to win our Grand Prize of  $500 to use for the next school year!

We love our Nevada teachers and we're excited to show our support in a big way!  Good Luck!

Nominate a Teacher here: https://bit.ly/2B0rizB
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