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Is your child old enough to swipe right? Do you have an iPad, tablet, or Smartphone in your home? Then this movie is for YOU! Every parent, no matter the age of your child, is encouraged to attend. It is never too early for parents to learn how digital devices and gaming are impacting our children’s development, social skills, and mental health. Two years ago, Jesse Weinberger, internet safety expert, presented to the IC community and revealed startling statistics. Data collected nationwide reveals that across the country (regardless of socio economics, geography, or school type) cell phone ownership begins as young as 2nd grade. Our community is no exception. Even our youngest students are struggling with the impact screen time is having on their lives. Mark your calendars for January 23, 2020. That evening, at 7pm, the Home and School Association (HASA) will present a FREE viewing of: SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE. Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, Delaney explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Every IC parent & caregiver, regardless of your child’s age, is encouraged to attend. The content is informative and enlightening for every parent with screens in their home. Please note that students in grades 4 through 8 will be viewing this film on January
Your Amazon purchases can now benefit HASA! Amazon Smiles When you shop smile.amazon.com and designate Immaculate Conception Parish ( https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-4379506 ) as your preferred charity, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to IC Home and School Association (HASA). Giving is simple. · Sign into your account at smile.amazon.com. o First time? You will be prompted to pick your preferred charity. o Been here before? Change your charity under Your Account/Your Amazon Smile. · Search for Immaculate Conception Parish, Columbus, OH and click select! · Shopping Amazon? Make sure you always start at smile.amazon.com! Funds will be used to support enhancements and programs at Immaculate Conception School through IC HASA.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming up November 7-15! In order to have a great fair for our students we need awesome volunteers! If you are interested please contact Mrs. Kister at email@example.com or sign-up at www.scholastic.com/fair. Thank you for supporting of school book fair!