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Self-Defense Night for Students & Parents

Reported by webmaster@ipsd.org on 2/28/17

February 28, 2017

Dear Parents,

The safety of our children is of great importance to all of us. We can do our best to keep them safe at home and school, but situations may arise that we cannot control. These incidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and with anyone. It is not just an issue in the big cities or always a “stranger danger” attack. Parents are often unsure of what to say to their young children and how much information they should provide to them.

Mrs. Andrews will provide an age appropriate, hands on self-defense workshop in which you may participate with your family. When parents are in attendance, they can hear and see firsthand what she plans to cover. Your child can practice these techniques on their parents or adult family members. Competence and confidence in self-defense techniques can relieve anxiety and is a good resource for your child. The majority of self-defense is avoidance of dangerous situations and good information. This will be Mrs. Andrews’ main focus. We will be practicing physical defenses, though, so please have your child wear comfortable clothing and safe gym shoes. Older siblings and all family members are encouraged to participate. The number of participants will be limited due to safety and space needs, so be sure to return this sign up slip no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

The event will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for students in K-5. At 8:00 p.m., students from Grades 5 are welcome to stay for an internet and middle school situations safety presentation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Andrews at terri_andrews@ispd.org or at 630 428-6709.
Please complete and return this portion of the form to Terri Andrews no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017.


Student’s Full Name: __________________________
Grade:__________________
Number of people attending Self-Defense Night:________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: _________________________________________________

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