Ralph Cantor, a 3rd-grade parent and Alameda County drug educator and counselor, will give a special presentation before the June 5 PPTG meeting on how to talk with kids about drugs. The presentation will run from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (30 minutes earlier than the regular PPTG meeting start time) and will be held in Ana Thomas' 5th grade classroom. It will be especially helpful for families of children entering middle school, but will also contain useful information for all families.

Ralph is much sought-after by schools, using a rational and believable approach to explain to kids how different parts of the brain respond to drugs, and the differences in how adolescent brains are affected. His suggestions to parents are clear and logical. You will learn new ideas on how to help your kids make good decisions, and what you can do to protect them. As a Peralta parent, Ralph is donating his time. All are encouraged to attend. NOTE: This special presentation is geared toward parents and other caregivers; children will not be present, but care will be provided.

The presentation will be followed immediately by the regular monthly PPTG meeting in the Multipurpose Room. This is the last meeting of the 2009-2010 school year. Dinner and childcare will be provided as usual.

Did you know?

  • Even if you’re not a joiner, you’re already a member of the PPTG! No signup or dues required. All parents or caregivers with students at Peralta are automatically members.
  • Peralta is an amazing school due, in part, to its very involved parent community. But EVERYONE'S help is needed, not just a few.
  • You can join the PPTG’s listserv on Yahoo! and find out what’s happening at Peralta. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com, search for "PeraltaCommunity," then click "Join the Group."
AuthorSteve Mundro