We are a parent led committee that is committed to help Indian Hill families prevent and reduce the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco by their children.
What We Do
We educate parents by providing current information, practical tools, strategies and resources. We work to raise awareness among students, parents, and the community about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. We foster communication among Indian Hill parents. We support Indian Hill School’s policies.
For more information about Indian Hill School District Parent Coalition Committee:
Calendar: Upcoming Events 2011-2012
- October 13, 15 or 16, 2011 – Revolutionary Accident Avoidance Training Offered at IH HS (* DETAILS BELOW)
- January 23, 2012 – “Dont Drive & Text” assembly. 1:00 PM. IH HS auditorium.
- March 21, 2012 – Program TBA. 7:00 PM.
Parents and students, we are sending out a challenge and an invitation to every member of the IH community to sign a B-SAFE Pledge Card committing to safe driving practices. Please talk to your kids and encourage them to keep this commitment.
TAKE THE PLEDGE (Click here to PRINT the B-SAFE Pledge Card)
If everyone would B-SAFE, we can virtually eliminate traffic crash fatalities and injuries.
- Buckle up.
- Slow down – speeding kills.
- Always drive sober.
- Focus – no cell phones or texting.
- Everyone share the road.
“I pledge to observe to these basic rules every time I get behind the wheel.”
Facebook Guide for Parents
Connect Safely, a resource reviewed last year on Free Technology for Teachers (http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/12/connect-safely-videos-on-safe-social.html), has just released a new 32 page guide to Facebook for parents (http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Advice-Articles/facebook-for-parents.html).
Parents’ Guide to Facebook is a soup-to-nuts guide to Facebook privacy settings, profile settings, group settings, and more. For parents who “just don’t get Facebook” the guide offers great explanations of the appeal of Facebook for teenagers and what teenagers do on Facebook. The guide provides a run down of recommended settings for teenagers and explanations of what those settings mean.
H/T to Sylvia Martinez for the news about this guide.
Revolutionary Accident Avoidance Training Offered at IH HS
October 13, 15 & 16, 2011
For years this life-saving program for young drivers and parents has been making a difference in the way young drivers are being taught and better prepared. This revolutionary training program teaches students and their parents how to handle emergency situations and has proven to reduce crashes by 77%!
CLICK HERE FOR FLYER: http://www.ihpto.com/ihpto/files/2011/09/PDFCarControlClinicOct2011.pdf
REGISTER ONLINE: http://www.CarControl.com
Parent Coalition Topic Pages
Download a PDF of these informative topics.
- Hosting a Teen Party
- Myths about Underage Drinking
- Alcohol Quiz for Middle School
- Alcohol Quiz for High School
- What Parents Can Do to Prevent and Reduce Chemical Use
- Using Science to Keep Kids Sober at Prom
- Spring Break Tips
- B-Safe Pledge Card
- What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking
- Recommended Reading
Click here to view phone numbers, web sites and additional local and national resources for High School, Middle School, Elementary School, Community and Internet .
A Reminder about the Importance of Family Dinner…
More than a decade of research has consistently found that kids who eat dinner with their families are less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs. To read the report from the Nation Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse click below:
Do you have a family favorite recipe you’d like to share?
Submit your recipe today to be included here on our web page, as well as in our yearly IH Parent Coalition Cook Book.
- Healthy Child Healthy World – free & fun kid recipes
- Food on the Table – weeknight family dinners
- Family Fun Recipes by Disney – from quick meals to creative cakes, find the perfect recipe for any family gathering
- Market Day – easy to prepare recipes and menu suggestions for your family. Plus tips for healthy eating!
French Onion Soup in the Crock Pot submitted by Jennifer Howell
5 small onions, thinly sliced
2 cans (14 ounces) low sodium beef broth (recommended: Swanson’s)
2 cans (10 ounces) beef consomme (recommended: Campbell’s)
1 packet onion soup mix (recommended: Lipton’s)
8 slices French bread, about 1 inch thick
1 cup shredded Gruyere
Combine onions, broth, consomme, and soup mix in a slow cooker. Cook on HIGH setting for 4 hours, or LOW setting for 8 hours. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with a slice of French bread. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over each bread slice. Put soup bowls under broiler until cheese is melted. Alternatively, place the bread on a baking sheet and top with cheese; broil until cheese has melted, about 30 to 40 seconds, and set on top just before serving.