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Get Connected parent sessions offered in January

Parents are invited to attend several Get Connected parent sessions in January where they can network with other parents while learning about positive parenting.

Internet safety
Parents of children of any age are invited to learn about the dangers of the Internet and how to protect their children. Eric Szatkowski, a special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, will present a parents-only program Jan. 11 to help parents keep up with what their children have access to on the Web and provide advice on how to keep them safe. Szatkowski is assigned to the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Milwaukee. He is one of the nation’s leading undercover officers in apprehending sexual predators who use the Internet to seduce or exploit children.

While children should not attend the Jan. 11 parent session, Szatkowski will return to the district Jan. 18 to speak to all Templeton eighth grade students as part of their Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse unit on safe behaviors and to provide an in-service for staff.

Topic: “Safe Internet Use”
Level: Parents of children in all grade levels
Place: Templeton Middle School Large Group Area, W22490 Silver Spring Road, Sussex
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 11.

Building success
Sessions for parents whose students are in grades 4K-5 are Jan. 11 and 18. Ed Cohen, a licensed social worker who practices at Cornerstone Counseling Services in Waukesha and Oconomowoc, will talk about various ways to build assets in children to help them succeed. Parents will be given tools and techniques to use.

Topic: “How to Build Success in Your Child”
Level: Parents of children in grades K-4 through 5
Place: Willow Springs Learning Center, W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls
Time: 11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Jan. 11
7 p.m.-8 p.m. on Jan. 18

Get Connected programs are free and open to the public. The Get Connected Parent Network is designed to help parents navigate children through their school years by providing age-appropriate information, networking with other parents, presentations from professionals, and guidance and support.

For more information about the Get Connected Program, please contact Kristin Hasbrook at (262) 246-1973 ext. 1128.