Haynes Bridge Community,
Thank you to our PTA for a fabulous staff breakfast last Friday! That was a wonderful way for our staff to close out the week and keep us moving for the last 9 days of the semester. We appreciate everyone in the community who supports our PTA and allows the organization to provide these special treats to our staff.
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for Officer Willis as he undergoes his cancer treatment. We have a basket full of treats and gift cards that we will present to him prior to winter break. He will be out for the remainder of this semester during his treatment and is expected to return when we get back from Spring Break. Continue to keep him in your thoughts/prayers as he battles cancer.
In just 7 short school days, school will be out for the semester. This is often a time of family/holiday celebrations. This is also a time that our students-your children-often have limited responsibilities and a lot of free time. For this reason, I want to bring to your attention something that we have seen an increase in this school year, student use of e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes come in several different forms. The latest fad is the JUUL which looks like a USB drive. E-cigarettes do not produce the same type of smoke of a tradi-tional cigarette and the smell is faint and sweet. It is easy to miss that your child may have used one. There is nicotine in E-cigarettes. They are highly addictive and harmful to our children. You may be thinking "not my child". That is the same thing our parents of students who have been caught here at school have thought. We have done some education here with the students. However, we need our par-ents to discuss the dangers of E-cigarettes with their children. There is not a "type" of child who uses. Most of the kids we have caught seem to genuinely not under-stand the risks. To help you speak with your child, please see: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipsheet_508.pdf