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1. Bullying Workshop
The following is from the Stoughton Special Education Parent Advisory Council:
The Stoughton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC) invites you to a Bullying Workshop Community Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wales French Room in the Stoughton Public Library.
Patty Snell and Judy Biagi from the Community Outreach Unit of the Norfolk County District Attorney's office will present an educational workshop about bullying issues. All parents and other interested community members are welcome to attend.
The Norfolk D.A.’s Office presents workshops about bullying and cyber-bullying to communities to help students and families better understand the complexities of this serious issue.
The presenters will address the nature of bullying behavior and the various motivations behind it, the role of the bystander, and the increasing use and potential misuse of personal technology.
They will also discuss updates in Massachusetts law on this issue, how commonplace situations may have legal implications, and the potential consequences of certain types of conduct. Finally, the presenters will discuss the importance of sound decision-making before, during and after a potential situation arises.
2. O'Donnell Middle School Winter Concert Series Concludes
The 6th Graders at the O'Donnell Middle School have their Winter Concert Wednesday, Jan. 30 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Stoughton High auditorium.
The 6th Grade Choruses, 6th Grade Bands and 6th Grade Jazz Band will perform. Tickets (sold at the door) are $2 for adults and $1 for children and seniors, with a family maximum of $5.
3. Stoughton High Sports on Tap
The Stoughton High wrestling team hosts Canton (JV at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.) at the SHS gym.
The Stoughton High hockey team hosts Canton at 5:30 p.m. at the Asiaf Arena in Brockton.
4. Teddybear Storytime at the Library
Come join Peggy Sewcyk Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Public Library for Teddybear Storytime. It's for children ages 3.5 to 6 years old.
5. Fundraisers for the Stoughton High Senior Class and Stoughton POPS
Stop into Panera Bread in Stoughton (1334 Park St.) on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and 10‐20% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation will be donated directly to Stoughton High School Class of 2013 (this year's graduating class).
You need to present a flyer when ordering (which can be found in the media gallery of this article).
And, Stoughton’s Parents of Performing Students organization (POPS) is having a fundraiser at the Chateau in Stoughton (1165 Park St.), also on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Come enjoy lunch or dinner (from 11:15 a.m. until close) on 1/31 and the Chateau will donate 20 percent of your bill to POPS.
Print the ticket posted in the media gallery, and present it to your waiter or waitress when you pay the check.
Only one ticket per group is needed. It’s good for both dine-in and take out orders (781-341-2503).
Thursday, Jan. 31 is also an early release day for the Stoughton Schools.