Middletown Prevention Coalition
DECEMBER FAMILY UPDATE
Gaudet Giving Back!
Kids. We think they don't hear us, but they do. Take time this holiday season to remind your kids of the consequences of underage drinking.
Middletown's Social Host Ordinance: It’s all about the property the crime is committed on.
The primary purpose of the Middletown Social Host Ordinance is to deter underage drinking parties or gatherings where adults knowingly allow minors to drink alcohol, whether or not they provide it.
Some parents think allowing youth to drink at home is "safer," but hosting a holiday party with underage drinking is NOT "safer." It's Illegal.
It's important to know, the person in control of the property does not have to be present, does not have to be aware of the drinking, nor do they have to be an adult to break the ordinance.
For more information on Middletown's Social Host Ordinance visit Middletown Social Host Ordinance 130.01.
Protect yourself and your family this holiday season. Know the REAL risks and Think Before They Drink!
~Social Host brochure: Newport County Prevention Coalition, in partnership with Middletown, Portsmouth, Newport Prevention Coalition
Wellness Workshop Series to Begin at Gaudet Middle School
More Gaudet Wellness Workshops to come!
Are you wanting your child to grow up in a safe, healthy and drug free community where they can thrive? The Middletown Prevention Coalition is looking for parents who are interested to help us work toward that goal. For more information contact: Lori Verderosa, Middletown Prevention Coalition Director, email@example.com
MPC Calendar of Events
December 1 - World Aids Day
December 16 - Wellness Workshop at Gaudet - Managing Stress and Anxiety (See above for details)
December 17 - Islanders Committed Holiday Movie Night for Gaudet Middle School 5:30-7:30pm
December 21 - Middletown Prevention Coalition Meeting 6-7:30 pm - Open to the public
December 23-31 School Holiday Recess - Happy Holidays!
MPC News and Updates
Holiday Movie Night At Gaudet!
The Gaudet Islanders Committed youth group will be holding a FREE movie night on Friday, December 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Cafeteria. Hot cocoa, popcorn and other snacks will be provided by Middletown Prevention Coalition. Wear comfy pajamas if you would like and bring a chair, pillow, or blanket to sit on. Permission slips can be picked up in the main office.
Thank You to Our Volunteers!
Thank you to our Coalition members and community volunteers who attended our recent two-day strategic planning retreat. They worked to help us create a roadmap for our programs and initiatives going forward to support our youth and our community. We could not do this work without you!
Youth Meetings Underway!
Both the Middletown High School and Gaudet Middle school have students working on the Islanders Committed youth committee. High school meetings are often during advisory or after school. Middle school meetings are right after school on Wednesdays for students in grades 7 & 8. Students are working on organizing fun events at school, creating a mental health awareness campaign, and participating in healthy activities at meetings. Students in the high school can join by attending a meeting or seeing Ms. Deane. Gaudet students can pick up a permission slip in the main office or students can ask Ms. Lisa during lunch. New members are always welcome!