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We are a group of busy parents that want to help the Georgetown, MA schools. We create—and fund—learning experiences your kids love…and make lasting impressions. And we have a lot of fun along the way.

Time to Sign up for Ski Club!

Ski Club time!! This winter, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders can ski or snowboard at Bradford Mountain, Wednesday afternoons for 6 weeks starting on January 2, 2019. Sign up your kids on Monday, 11/5 from 6-8 pm at the Georgetown Public Library. Questions? Email pennbrookskiclub@gmail.com.
Program cost options:
Bus & lift: $200  Bus, lift & lessons: $275 Bus, lift, lessons & ski rental: $400
Bus, lift, rental, (no lesson) $350  Helmet rental: $40  Bus only: $50

Addiction-Awareness Play: Four Legs to Stand On – Thursday, November 8, 6:30 to 8:30
The Georgetown PTA and GeorgetownCARES https://www.georgetowncaresma.org/ present Georgetown families with a unique opportunity to experience a taste of addiction, then discuss – as a community – what steps to take to prevent it, and what to do if it begins in your home. Addiction is a deadly, life-changing affliction that’s affecting families in our community right now. We need to get ahead of this, get active, aware and educated.

Please join us for a performance of a short play, “Four Legs to Stand On,” a short play with an interactive “talkback” afterward. This isn’t just a show – and it’s no after school special – this is a raw, truthful look at what happens to a family when one of its members struggles with addiction. After the play, the company engages the audience in a short therapeutic forum that helps raise awareness of how the disease of addiction affects families and how we can help those who are affected.

“Your play managed to draw me into a tough, unfamiliar situation and I found a part of myself that I thought I’d lost.”— Church Attendee, Kingston Congregational Church

For more information and to reserve your FREE tickets, click here.  http://www.georgetown-pta.com/product/four-legs-to-stand-on/

The Opioid Epidemic by the numbers:
In 2016:

There were 1,821 opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts—a rate of 29.7 deaths per 100,000 persons—compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons.
116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses
11.5 million people misused prescription opioids
42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids
948,000 people used heroin
$504 Billion in economic costs

Sobering reading – The Massachusetts Opioid Summary   https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/massachusetts-opioid-summary

 

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