News from Miss Zawadzki, ADA-PEP Counselor
Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Education Program
Welcome back Smith Road families! I hope everyone has settled into the school year nicely. I am looking forward to another great year as your ADA-PEP counselor! The ADA-PEP program provides classroom instruction, educational groups, and counseling to encourage students to make healthy choices and promote self-awareness. I will be visiting classrooms for ADA-PEP lessons throughout the year.
During weekly ADA-PEP lessons, students will learn skills that help them:
- understand and identify their feelings
- express their feelings in appropriate ways
- develop communication skills
- be a good friend
- resist peer pressure
- make healthy decisions
- deal effectively with stress in their lives
In addition to skill building, third grade students receive age-appropriate information on tobacco and smoking and our fourth grade students will be learning about Internet safety. I will also help our fourth graders prepare for the middle school transition with informational classroom lessons and the Peer to Peer field trip. Fourth grade parents, look for more information from me this spring!
If you would like more information on ADA-PEP, you may contact Miss Zawadzki at school on Mondays.