Wed, Sep 25

Dear Hoover Parents!

We wish to let you know that we are going to share with you relevant Parent Education events that are happening not necessarily at Hoover but at other school sites in Palo Alto, organized by their respective PTAs.  

As a start to this endeavor, here is an event coming up in the next week. This is a serious issue at our middle schools and high schools, not to mention it being an issue nation-wide as well.

We as parents need to be aware and be on top of this. Please attend if this topic interests you and/or want to learn more. Thank you.

The Vaping Phenomenon: What it is, why it happened and what we can do about it - Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

Venue:  JLS Middle School Cafetorium  When:  Wed, Sept 25  Time: 7 pm 
Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, Stanford Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, will present key data and facts on the Vaping Epidemic and educate parents on what we can do about it. 
  • Learn about e-cigarettes and the effects of nicotine on the adolescent brain
  • A child’s/teen’s vulnerability to addiction
  • Adverse health effects of using new pod-based devices like JUUL 
  • Why young people are vaping. 
Please click Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit to self/educate and talk with your kids. Student Resource Officer Bradley Young will also be present at this event.