March PTO Meeting: Wednesday, March 6

Please join us for a very special meeting on Wednesday as we welcome special guest speaker, Susan Tellone, Associate Director of the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County. Ms. Tellone will be speaking primarily about crisis management and what our school can do in response to tragic events that may hit close to home.

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County has made it a primary goal of its agency to help address youth and adolescent suicide risk and rates in our county. Through the use of the Lifelines model, MHA has begun to help schools change the culture of “keeping the secret” and move towards more open, stigma-free conversations about mental health and suicide in our students.

The Middletown School District has been a partner with MHA on the Lifelines model since the Fall of 2016 and has implemented student curriculum addressing same throughout our district. MHA presenters and Lifelines trainers will present on raising resilient children in challenging times and be able to answer your questions related to the mental health needs of our young students as well as answer any questions about their extensive expertise on youth suicide.

Please join us immediately after the Jump For Heart Event on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will also discuss upcoming events. Babysitting will be available.