Coffee with Principal Turner: Tuesday May 8th 7pm-8:30pm

Please join the PTA for coffee and conversation with Principal Jen Turner next Tuesday, May 8th, from 7-8:30pm. This will be the last of our evening meet and greets with the principal for the year, so if you haven't made it to one yet, now is your chance! 

The event will be hosted by Vinita and Amit Verma, 3 Graham Road, Lexington. We are limiting attendance to 30 people to ensure that everyone can participate in the conversation, so please RSVP if you plan on attending:  https://goo.gl/forms/44OmG61WDLsIt71U2

We look forward to seeing you there!

Diamond PTA

8th Grade Night Out: Friday, April 27th 6pm-8:30pm

Come celebrate with your Diamond Class at the Lexington Community Center on Friday, April 27th for a night of fun with music, concessions, billiards, corn hole, air hockey, video games and more! Come with your friends and just hang out.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. Cost of $10 and registration ahead can be on the Town of Lexington Website. 

 

https://www.activityreg.com/ clientpage_t2.wcs?clientid= LXNGTNMA&siteid=1

 

Friday, April 27th

6pm - 8:30pm

$10 fee

Lexington Community Center 

 

Screenagers Movie: Tuesday, April 3, 7-9pm LHS Auditorium

“SCREENAGERS”

Tuesday, April 3, 7-9 pm, in the Lexington High School auditorium, 251 Waltham St.

 

Parents and students are invited to a free screening of the movie “Screenagers,” co-sponsored by the Clarke PTO, Diamond PTA, and LHS PTO. Following the movie, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers with a panel of experts in technology, law enforcement, and adolescent mental health.

 

About the movie:

 

The average child spends 6 ½ hours a day looking at screens. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, physician and award-winning filmmaker Delaney Ruston explores the impact of all that screen time. “Screenagers” examines the friction in homes and schools around technology use; reveals how screen time impacts children’s development; and offers solutions on how adults can best empower children to navigate the digital world and find balance.

 

About the panelists: 

  • Sandra DeJong, MD, MSc, is a practicing child psychiatrist, a director of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance for 14 years, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has published and presented widely about digital media and youth.
  • Dr. Abigail Judge is a clinical and child forensic psychologist in private practice and on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is on the part-time faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has published extensively about sexting and adolescent sexual behavior in the digital age.
  • Detective Kristina Hankins is a member of the Lexington Police Department and the School Resource Officer for Lexington Public Schools.
  • Jennifer Judkins is the Director of Digital Learning for Lexington Public Schools and is passionate about promoting responsible and meaningful use of technology in today's classrooms.