MWPTA October Events
Friday, October 28, 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Monster Mash Halloween Bash
It’s time to celebrate Halloween and this year we are getting our SPOOK on! Get ready for The Monster Mash Halloween Bash featuring all of your favorite games including Plants vs. Zombies, Madam Woo Woo, Photo Booth and many more! Frightfully fun carnival food, creeptacular baked goods and ghoulicious drinks will keep you moving and grooving the night away at the Glow in the Dark Monster Mash under the spooky night sky (watch out for BATS!). Get your scavenger hunt at the ticket booth when you arrive & if you start to feel like a Zombie and need to rest your bones… head to the MPR to chill with a free movie. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday and Friday before the event…. If you don’t love to wait in line- get your tickets early so your kids can get right to the FUN!
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Previous October Events
Wednesday, October 19, 5:45PM – 8:00PM
MWPTA General Association Meeting & Parent Program:
“An Ounce of Prevention” with Pattie Fitzgerald
Pattie Fitzgerald of Safely Ever After Presents:
An Ounce of Prevention
Wednesday October 19th, 6:30pm- Following MWPTA General Association Meeting
Pattie Fitzgerald is the founder of Safely Ever After, Inc., and is recognized as a leading expert in the field of childhood sexual abuse prevention education and child abduction prevention. As a former preschool teacher, Pattie blends her expertise as an educator and, more importantly as a mom, to teach parents and kids everywhere the most effective, up-to-date safety strategies without using fear tactics.
This adult only 90-minute presentation dispels the myths and clarifies the truths surrounding childhood sexual abuse and abduction. Learn who the predators are, what they really count on, and common tricks they use to lure children. You will walk away feeling empowered with very specific tips and tools you can implement and incorporate immediately.
5:45pm: We expect a full house for our parent presentation so come early to get a seat and enjoy a light meal at our MWPTA General Association Meeting. Lend your voice, get informed about events, fundraising plans and progress.
6:30pm: An Ounce of Prevention with Pattie Fitzgerald of Safely Ever After
Free & open to all MWE parents and caregivers.
Childcare available to MWE families only. To reserve a spot for your child, please indicate childcare needed with your RSVP.
Open to non-MWE community members, with suggested donation of $10.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know…..
…90% of all childhood sexual abuse occurs by someone with whom the child knows and has a trusted, established relationship, not by a stranger.
…According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, statistics show that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys are sexually exploited before they reach adulthood, yet less than 35% of those assaults are reported to the authorities.
…Childhood sexual abuse occurs among ALL socioeconomic, educational, racial, and cultural groups in the United States and in the world.
…Sex offenders do not usually look “weird”. There is no outward physical appearance to indicate an abuser, and they are experts at hiding their true selves. Sex offenders look “normal”. It’s part of the “con”.
…Approximately 25% of registered sex offenders in California are excluded from public disclosure by law on the state’s Megan’s Law website.
…According to the California Attorney General’s office, most sexual assaults are committed by someone of the same race as their victim.
…The most vulnerable age for sexual abuse is between 9 and 12 years old. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that 84% of sexually abused children are victimized before the age of 12.
…In the majority of cases of childhood sexual abuse, most predators gain access to their victims through “grooming”, with enticement, secrecy, and deception, seldom by using force.
…Sex offenders pose one of the highest risks for re-offending after being released from custody.