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PLE Red Ribbon Week

This week PLE celebrated Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign for drug prevention.   Students benefitted from a special presentation by Kim Hart, Health Promotions Coordinator of Pearl River County about the dangers of tobacco use and participated in themed dress up days. While students enjoyed celebrating at school, as a parent you have a strong influence in the life of your child.  Here are some things you can do to help prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug use:
·         Talk early.  Talk often.  Keep talking.  Listen when kids talk.
·         Look for teachable moments, such as while driving in the car.
·         Spend time with your kids.
·         Be clear about boundaries and consequences.
·         Help them plan how to resist peer pressure before it comes.
·         Be a parent, not a friend.  Your kids have plenty of friends. They only have you as a parent.
·         Be a role model.
·         Show your support.  Encourage their interest. Help them to learn from mistakes and move on.
Let them know you care.  Show it.
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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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